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Neil Jules "Bear" Lockette, 62, a resident of Lafayette, LA and a native of Lydia, LA, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm at Lafayette General in Lafayette, LA.
Visitation will be observed on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the recitation of the rosary at 10:00 AM at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church 7809 Weeks Island Road Lydia, LA 70569. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM with Father Gregory Chauvin serving as the Celebrant. Burial will follow mass services in the St. Nicholas Catholic Church Cemetery.
Memories of Neil will forever remain in the hearts of his daughter, Daidre (Wayne) Bernard; his grandchildren, Tyrus Perez of New Orleans, LA and Tyler Perez of TX; his sisters, Pamela Lockette of Lydia, LA, Edna (Felton) Mallery, and Shelia (Earl) Williams both of New Iberia, LA, Shirley (Warren) Archield of Patoutville, LA and Lisa (Felix) Enadeghe of Houston, TX; his brothers, John C. Lockette, Donald P. Lockette, and Tony S. (Christine) Lockette all of New Iberia, LA, and Rodney J. Lockette of Lydia, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews other relatives and dear friends.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Lockette, Sr. and Odelia Hamilton Lockette; three brothers, Louis Lockette, Jr., Joseph J. Lockette, and Danny Lockette; one sister, Katherine Carter and a nephew, Wardell Lockette and a niece, Kajalyn Mallery and both his maternal grandparents, Joseph Hamilton and Antonia Derouen Hamilton and his paternal grandparents, Julian Lockette and Rosa Jack.