Alease B. Lockley, 74, day care supervisor

July 01, 2004

Alease B. Lockley, who supervised family day care centers and was active in the affairs of her Northwest Baltimore church, died of lung cancer June 24 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Ashburton resident was 74.

Born Alease Carr in Baltimore, she was raised near the old Richmond Armory and Market on North Howard Street. She was a 1949 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a degree in sociology in 1953 from what is now Morgan State University.

She worked in the medical records department of Johns Hopkins Hospital until 1962 when she became director of Christian education at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church.

From 1965 to 1970, she was director of state-sponsored day care centers in Cherry Hill and Westport. In the 1970s, she became supervisor of family day care centers for the city Department of Social Services. She retired in 1991.

Mrs. Lockley was married in 1954 to Robert M. Lockley, now retired as director of the U.S. Postal Service truck terminal on East Fayette Street.

She was a member for more than 50 years of Pi Beta Sigma Inc. and a member of the Mondawmin Child Study Group. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling and visiting Las Vegas.

Mrs. Lockley was president of the women's guild, sang in the choir and was a member of the membership and development committee at Heritage United Church of Christ on Liberty Heights Avenue, where services were held yesterday.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sons, Wayne T. Lockley of California in St. Mary's County and Robert Michael Lockley of Randallstown; a daughter, Deborah E. Lockley of Pikesville; and four grandchildren.

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