The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the New St. Paul Baptist Church, Packing House Road, Americus, Georgia. Interment followed in the Old Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Sam Small Road, Americus, Georgia.
James was born August 23, 1946 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the late Andrew Lockhart and Edna Mae Brooks Lockhart. He was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. He was preceded in death four siblings, Willie Arthur Lockhart, James Brooks, Julia Harper and Ethel Lockhart. He was a member of the New St. Paul Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir.
Survivors include eleven siblings, Ola Baisden, Ella Ree Green, Leonard Lockhart, Edward Lockhart (Evanell), Sammie Lockhart (Melonie), Betty Jean Crudup, Annie Ruth Taylor, Robert Lockhart, Charlie Lockhart (Linda), Andrew Lockhart (Margie Wilbon) and Vernon Lockhart (Mary) all of Americus, Georgia; brother-in-law, Johnny Harper, Americus, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.