Jeffery “Juke” Locklear


Mr. Jeffery Locklear, 62, of Onancock, departed this life suddenly on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Lumberton, N.C., Jeffery was the beloved son of the late Delton and Libby Locklear.  “Juke,” as he was affectionately known, received his education in the Northampton County Public Schools and was a proud 1979 graduate of Northampton High School.

Upon graduation, he attended Ferrum College, where he played guard for the 9-1 1979 Panthers football team. He later entered the workforce at Perdue Farms in Accomac. There he met his real love, Vanessa Anderson, in 1983.

On April 20, 1985, the two were joined in holy matrimony and were later blessed with two children.

He was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor at Kelly Foods Inc.

Juke was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Boston, Va., where he worshipped with his family.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Adams U. M. Cemetery, Parksley, with the Rev. Dr. Jesse Thomas officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Vanessa A. Locklear; son, Jeffery O. Locklear; daughter, Jada V. Locklear; brother, Christopher A. Locklear; aunt, Lois Brayboy; godchildren, Ashley M. Flemming and Wayne L. Heath; several nephews; several nieces; and a host of special relatives and lifelong friends.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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