Bobbie Jean Eatmon Hockett
November 12, 1934 – October 27, 2018
Bobbie Jean Eatmon Hockett, 83, of Liberty, passed away on the morning of Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Beacon Place Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home, Liberty. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Liberty, with Pastor Jim Groome officiating; burial will follow the service at Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro.
Bobbie was the daughter of the late John Wesley Eatmon and Ali Mae Carter Eatmon, and was also preceded in death by sisters, Kathryn Chrismon and Lucille Dailey.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Phillip Hockett, of Liberty; son, Lawrence Hockett, of Liberty; daughter, Phyllis Hockett, and son-in-law, Kirk McEachern, of Fernandina Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Dewey Hockett, Emalee Hockett, and Sophie McEachern; and life-long friend, Nancy Turner, of Reidsville.
Bobbie was of the graduating class of 1953 from Reidsville High School. Early in her life, Bobbie worked for Jefferson Standard Insurance Company, Pilot Life Insurance Company and Guilford Memorial Park. She retired after 20 years of employment with Blue Bell/Wrangler, now known as VF Corporation. She was also a long-time member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Liberty.
The family would like to thank special caregivers, Therese Denton and Glenda Hensley, as well as the many caregivers at Moses Cone Hospital and Beacon Place for the love and care they showed Bobbie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, PO Box 774, Liberty, NC 27298 and Beacon Place, 2502 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.
Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Hockett family.
- John Eatmon, Father
- Ali Mae Carter Eatmon, Mother
- Kathryn Chrismon, Sister
- Lucille Dailey, Sister
- Phillip Hockett, Husband
- Lawrence Hockett, Son
- Phyllis Hockett, Daughter
- Kirk McEachern, Son-in-law
- Dewey Hockett, Grandchild
- Emalee Hockett, Grandchild
- Sophie McEachern, Grandchild
- Nancy Turner, Life-long friend
Shiloh United Methodist Church
PO Box 774, Liberty, NC 27298
2502 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405
- Visitation Wednesday, October 31, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2018
Bobbie Jean Eatmon Hockett
October 31, 2018
Bobby was such a sweet lady and we were glad to have her as a neighbor. My favorite memory of Bobby was how much trouble she had keeping Miss Kitty. After they moved Miss Kitty would come back to "her" home. I think Bobby had to come pick her up 2 or 3 times. Finally Miss Kitty was allowed to stay with us . Sadly she also has passed several years ago.
October 30, 2018
Bobbie was one of the sweetest women I ever had the pleasure to work with. She always had a smile on her face, especially when talking about her family. Phyllis , I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.