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Lillie Lockhart Chambers

Ms. Lillie Lockhart Chambers, 88,of Shelby,NC passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Atrium Health - Cleveland in Shelby. She was born in West Virginia on April 4, 1931 to the late Arthur Lockhart and Nora Frazier Lockhart.

Ms. Chambers was a member of Fairview A. M. E. Zion Church where she has served on the choir as a deaconess and usher and as part of the missionary board. She was a praying woman who loved the Lord and enjoyed reading her Bible.

Ms. Chambers worked for many years as a school bus driver for the Cleveland County School System until her retirement. She was an outgoing person who loved cooking as was known for her peach cobblers and other delicacies. She loved her family and absolutely adored her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William L. J. Chambers and a sister, Bessie Mae Johnson.

Left to cherish her memories are her children, William Chambers (Janet) of Shelby, Minister Albert Ray Chambers (Angie) of Grover, NC, Minster Ronnie L. Chambers (Lorenza), Minister LaDonna Brooks (Andrew), Arthur J. Chambers (Deborah) Minister Monica Barker (Roscoe, Jr.) and Keith Chambers (Rachel) of Gastonia, NC; one brother, Arthur Edward Smith of Washington, DC; sisters, Magdalene Chambers of Lexington, NC and Julia Knox of Springfield, MA; seventeen grandchildren; fifty great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 16 , 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. Peters Missionary Baptist Church in Grover, NC. Burial will take place at Fairview A.M.E Zion Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the church and other times at 2311 Eleanor Drive Shelby. Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloemortuary.com. Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


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