Obituary of Patricia Ann Lockridge
Patricia was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 1, 1946 to Joan (Calvert) Johnson and Nathaniel Johnson. Pat, as she was known to family and friends, was the oldest of four children: Nathaniel Johnson, Jr., Lawrence Johnson and LaVerta (Johnson) Littles.
A child of the sixties, Pat marched for civil rights while a student in the segregated Tulsa Public School System, before embarking on a career as a Homemaker and Registered Nurse.
Pat ended her compulsory education at Booker T. Washington High School, Class of 1964. Pat graduated from Langston University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing after working in the home supporting her family. With her professional nursing degree, Pat practiced nursing in the integrated Tulsa Public School System, retiring in 2011.
A classically trained soprano, Pat performed as a soloist with the Carrie B. Neely Guild in Handel’s Messiah for many years. Pat also used her gift of voice as a choir member at Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church and Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. Pat’s signature solo was “The Lord’s Prayer”. Pat also served the Church as a member of the United Methodist Women, Circle E, at the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
Pat was a true renaissance woman; her talents were not confined to music. Pat was a superb seamstress, excellent cook and baker, knitter and writer. The creative aspect of Pat’s personality did not overshadow the pragmatical aspect: Pat could install a car battery, hang curtains, landscape the yard, install fencing and replace a roof.
The love of Pat’s life was her husband Calion “Cal” Lockridge, Sr. Together Pat and Cal raised their children in a marriage that lasted 41 years. Pat is survived by her children, Patricia (Lockridge) Raymond, Grace Lockridge and Dr. Calion Lockridge, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Dr. Aisha Damali Lockridge; grandson Eric Raymond; brothers and sister; nieces Nichole (Littles) Henderson and Candace (Johnson) Nash; nephew Ronald Littles, Jr.; sister-in-law Kay Wallace (Johnson); brother-in-law Ronald Littles, Sr.
Pat was predeceased by her husband, parents, father-in-law Tanzy Lockridge, mother-in-law Grace (Cullom) Lockridge, step-father Marion Taylor and daughter Anastasia Lockridge.
Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Ninde Brookside Chapel. She will be laid to rest at the Lee Cemetery, Boynton, OK.