Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL


Marie Carmen Rendueles Locklin

August 22, 1936May 20, 2020

Marie Rendueles Locklin, age 83 passed away quickly and on her terms May 20, 2020. Our precious mother was born August 22, 1936 in Key West, Florida to Faustino Rendueles and Marie Menedez Rendueles. Marie had one brother, Fausto Rendueles. Her first home was always very dear to her heart. Once a conch always a conch.

Education was an important path in our mother's life. She graduated high school from the Convent of Mary Immaculate, where she helped visiting Spanish speaking students learn our English language. Many of whom became life long friends. Later, Marie graduated with a degree in education from Florida State University, where she met and later married our father, Burton Locklin Sr. For most of her teaching career, Marie taught in Santa Rosa County, Florida. She taught elementary age children all the way up to high school. No easy task! She was commonly referred to as Señora Locklin by her Spanish students.

Marie was quite an accomplished tennis player being named Women's Champion of Key West in her early teens. While attending Florida State University, she and and her teammate placed 2nd in the women's couples category in our state's Florida Tennis Championships. However, tennis was not her only sport. Marie also played for her high school's softball team. Our mother was an avid baseball fan. She loved the Boston Red Sox and shared her personal memory of Babe Ruth from when she was a young girl. She could quote stats and players like no other we knew. Had her calling not been education, she would have made a remarkable sports announcer.

Our precious mother cared deeply for her family. She leaves behind her 5 children Burt Locklin Jr. (Lisa), Sean Locklin, Marie Locklin, Rosana Locklin (Kelse), and Robert Locklin. Several grandchildren Jennifer Locklin, Evelia Hooks (Kyle), Dane Locklin, Rosana Bodi, McCalla Locklin, and Bren Bodi, and her great grandson, Calvin Hooks.

While we can no longer hold Marie's physical body, we can and do hold her memory cherished our hearts. She has said, "Death is nothing at all-I have only slipped away into the next room". Our mother is waiting for us. One brief moment and all will be as it was before-only better.

Marie's children and extended family would like to express our deepest gratitude to her friend, Donna Newman Windle in Key West. With Donna's loving care and concern, our mother was able to share her final days with her close family.

Our mother was a very charitable person and cared for those in need. In lieu of flowers, please honor our mother by donating to a charity close to your heart.


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Marie Carmen Rendueles Locklin

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Maria Yates

May 30, 2020

Sending comfort Angels your way.
Soooooooo sorry!!!
She was so Beautiful. I see where you get your beauty!!!
Mommy's are irreplaceable!!!
I cant even imagine life with out mine.

Jennifer Locklin

May 24, 2020

My grandmother was beautiful, intelligent, funny, and the definition of a true lady. No words couple explain her more deeply because she was one-of-a-kind. She touched so many lives, and through her teachings may her lessons be passed down so that she may continue to touch lives. She will be very missed. Our family will never be the same. Love you eternally, miss you for the rest of my life.

Stephanie Luce

May 23, 2020

Stephanie Luce

May 23, 2020

For so many years I searched for our Spanish relatives. Finally after years of searching about four years ago I found Marie Rendueles living in Key West. She was my dad’s first cousin. Her mother and my dad’s father were brother and sister. I reached out to her and immediately she welcomed me into her world. Although my dad and Marie never met I was able to get them together by phone a couple of times before my dad passed away. I was lucky enough to meet her and get to know her because coincidentally Greg and I travel to Key West almost every year. She was such a joy to get to know. She was able to pass on so much of the Spanish heritage I was desperate to find including connecting me with the Spanish relatives we still have in Spain who I hope to meet someday. My sister, Tamara Forsmark got to meet Marie as well. She was a beautiful, intelligent and independent lady I came to admire greatly. We will sure miss her. I’m so grateful for the time I had with her. Xoxo

Evelia Hooks

May 23, 2020

Until we meet again Abuela ❤