Beverly Godsey Lockhart
November 12, 1928 - March 19, 2019
Born in Bristol, TN
Resided in Semora, NC
Saturday March 23, 2019, 2PM
Lebanon Christian Church
349 Cunningham Rd.
Semora, NC 27343
After a long and meaningful life, Beverly Lockhart (90), of Semora, moved on to her eternal life on March 19, 2019. She joins her husband Wilson James Lockhart, her parents, Henry and Blanche Godsey, and half-brother, Huffman Slaughter (Gaynell). Born in Bristol, TN, Beverly married Wilson, her loving husband, and they shared a long and fruitful life together. With their children – Boyd (Ela Ann), Joy, Billy (Karen) and Randy (Diane) – the family remained in Semora for a few years but then purchased a farm in South Hill where they raised their family. Beverly and Wilson let nothing get in the way of their love for family and their pursuit of a Christian life. After retirement, they moved back to their homeplace in Semora. In addition to taking care of her family, Beverly owned and operated Lockhart School of Dance in South Hill and neighboring towns, with her daughter, Joy. There were many annual recitals involving the entire family, showcased by costumed productions with dances in toe, tap, jazz, and modern dances, all to sold out auditoriums. Beverly, an avid gardener, maintained gorgeous flower gardens of all varieties and manicured hedges. Beverly leaves behind a long legacy of grandchildren, Ryan (Gary), Beverly Page (Zach), Elizabeth, and Brandon and great-grandchildren (Isaac, Braxton, and Maddox).
Funeral services will be held at Lebanon Christian Church in Semora, on Saturday March 23, 2019, at 2:00 pm, with burial immediately following in the church cemetery. Services will be officiated by the Rev. Sammy Frame, pastor of Chesterfield Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Billy Lockhart, Brandon Lockhart, Boyd Lockhart and Randy Lockhart.
The family also wishes to extend their special thanks and genuine appreciation for the years of care and support provided by the staff and administrators at Commonwealth Assisted Living in South Boston, as well as Hospice of Virginia, in Farmville.