Beulah V. Lokeman, 86, active in Evergreen churchBeulah V...

August 19, 1996

Beulah V. Lokeman, 86, active in Evergreen church

Beulah V. Lokeman, who devoted 63 years of her life to Evergreen African Methodist Episcopal Church on Old Frederick Road, died of cancer Thursday at her Baltimore home. She was 86.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Evergreen AME Church, 3342 Old Frederick Road.

Born Beulah Virginia Cotton in 1910 on a farm near Aberdeen, she attended elementary school in Harford County but had to come to Baltimore for high school because of segregation. She graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1928 and Bowie State Teachers College in 1932.

In 1933, she joined Evergreen AME Church and married Joseph Lokeman, a Baltimore teacher and the church organist. She taught in Howard County schools for a few years before quitting to raise her family.

After her husband died in 1969, Mrs. Lokeman remained active in the Evergreen church, serving as a trustee, president of the gospel choir and a member of the pastor's aid group.

She is survived by two sons, Miles Lokeman of Baltimore and Royce Lokeman of Silver Spring; three daughters, Anita Alexander, Jean Waters and Vondelear Smith, all of Baltimore; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 8/19/96

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