Jessie Mae Locke

April 27, 1923May 7, 2020

Private services for Jessie Mae Locke, 97, of Emory, will be held Monday, May 11, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Danny Meek and Bud Allred officiating. A graveside service will be held at Chalk Mountain Cemetery near Glen Rose, TX.

Mrs. Locke passed away May 7, 2020 at her home. She was born April 27, 1923 in the Chalk Mountain Community in Erath County to William James and Lola Warren McCleery.

Mrs. Locke grew up in the Chalk Mountain Community. She married Foy Locke on October 10, 1940. They made their home in Grand Prairie for almost 60 years and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Jessie retired from Deluxe Check Printers after 31 years of service. After moving to Emory, she became an active member of Lake Fork Baptist Church. Jessie was known for being a prayer warrior and served as the head greeter at the church. She loved greeting people as they came into the church and sending handwritten letters to visitors. She even wrote letters to prisoners. Mrs. Locke loved to mail cards to friends and family. On her 97th birthday, she received over 90 birthday cards. She enjoyed cooking and baking pies. Jessie loved her Lord and Savior and was a blessing to everyone who met her.

Mrs. Locke is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lola McCleery; husband, Foy J. Locke; son, William J. Locke; two brothers: Atlee and Bill McCleery; one sister, Lee Rutter; great-grandson, Michael Jessup, Jr.; and two sons-in-law: Alex McCoy and Michael "Shorty" Wycough.

Jessie is survived by her two daughters: Mary L. McCoy of Grand Prairie and Debra Locke Wycough of Emory; sister, Pat McCleery Little of Hico; five grandchildren: Alicia McCoy Burchard and husband, Robert, Dina McCoy, Kandra Murphy, T.J. Holt and wife, Melody, Taylae Scott and husband, Austin; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Austin Scott, Hunter Durham, Shane Cobb, Jason Whitlock, Jeremy Whitlock, Robert Burchard and Timothiah Holt.

Family will receive friends 2-4 pm Saturday, May 9th, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.


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Stephanie Colón

May 10, 2020

Such a special lady! I remember always going to her house on Camara and just talking and watching her crochet. Also going to her house every Halloween. She was such a lady of faith and always joyful. She will be missed dearly!

Peggy & Claude McAdams

May 10, 2020

Ms. Jessie was a beautiful soul...we were friends for quiet a few years..very loving little lady..always had wonderful things to say to you especially if you had a problem..she is now in the hands of our Lord..may she rest in she & her Foy can laugh to all her family..will miss her terribly..

Patti Cochran knight

May 9, 2020

Just a sweet lady. Was my next door neighbor many years ago. She always made me fill so welcome. I know she will be missed by many. She never meet a stranger.

Carla and Rick Nichols

May 9, 2020

Ms. Jesse..She was a beautiful lady, always concerned about my mom. I have a lovely memory of them hugging at church and how their faces would light up as they saw each other. Both were so tiny but strong in their faith. ... just know they will be singing and dancing together as they praise our Lord.
Prayers for loved ones and friends and our heartfelt sympathy.

Elwanda Cosby

May 8, 2020

Mary, Debra and Family, I will never forget how Blessed I was to know Jessie. The day you girls show up at the restaurant with Jessie all I could say was Thank you Jesus. I am so thankful that we got to visit that day. It was definitely an answered prayer. I can just imagine Jesus will have her greeting us in Heaven some sweet day. Ms Jessie was one of a kind for certain. Praying for you girls and all the family in the days ahead. Love you.

Shonda Pryor

May 8, 2020

Beautiful Lady with a sweet smile warm hugs ,sweet cards I will save ,till we meet again rest well.with love from Shonda and Debra Pryor

Rita Joyner

May 8, 2020

Ms. Jessie, you were a very special lady! You touched my heart. When tragedy struck our family, you reach out to me and sent me special scriptures. When coming to church, I always looked for your beautiful face!
Ms. Jessie, I love you and will miss you as so will many others. One day, we will see you again sweet lady! No doubt you are with the Lord! ❤️💐

Dee & Billy Lively

May 8, 2020

Ms. Jessie always had a hug and a smile for all who approached her! More importantly, she shared her love of our Lord and Savior everywhere she went, as she wholeheartedly served others. Her memory will always be an inspiration to us and one we will cherish until we meet again. ❤️

Richard and Judy Gallimore

May 8, 2020

One of our most special blessings has been having Jessie as a neighbor and friend. She shared her love of Jesus and her heart full of love so freely. We loved her and shall miss her immensely. We will see you when we get there sweet friend.

Katrina Burton

May 8, 2020

Mrs. Jessie meant so much to me at Lake Fork Baptist. I loved seeing her every Sunday morning. I admired her spirit, her friendly demeanor and her walk with God.


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