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 Leona Mia Lockett

Leona Mia Lockett

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Feb 2017 (aged 63)
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 177503123 · View Source
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Leoma Mia Lockett was born on April 20, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Gertrude Jackson. They named her Leoma Mia Jackson. Leoma was the third child and the second oldest girl of eight children. Friends and family knew her as “Oma”. As a little girl Leoma’s mother gave her the nickname “China Doll”.

Leoma was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where she attended Neal F. Simeon Career Academy. She met her childhood sweetheart Johnny Lockett at the tender age of 14 and married him on January 18, 1975. They were always together. Out of this union was born two children, Giovonna Lockett and Venesha Lockett.

Leoma loved to cook and obtained positions which allowed her to pursue this passion. She worked as a Sous Chef at Le Clare located in The Water Tower Place in Chicago, Illinois, as a Sous Chef at the Capital Grille in Chicago and as a Short Order Cook in the restaurant of Carson Pirie Scott’s downtown Chicago location.

Leoma was looking forward to retirement as also she loved to spend time with her grandchildren, Darrin, Monet, Freddie, Megan, Mariah, Menah, Tori, Keeli, Aria and Darrianna.

Leoma was called home to rest on February 24, 2017. Leoma was preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude; father, James; and one brother, Gene.

Leoma leaves to celebrate her life and mourn her death, a devoted husband of 42 years, Johnny Lockett; two loving daughters, Venesha and Giovonna; nine grandchildren, Darrin, Monet, Freddie, Megan, Mariah, Menah, Tori, Keeli and Aria; one great grandchild, Darrianna; six siblings, MaeLena, LaShaun, LsShara, Brenda, Randy and Chuck; five sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, 25 nieces, 10 nephews, and a host of aunts, cousins and friends


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  • Created by: ginnyt
  • Added: 18 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177503123
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leona Mia Lockett (20 Apr 1953–24 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177503123, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by ginnyt (contributor 46777087) .