Family and friends honor the life of Alfreda Lockett "Memaw"
MACON, Ga. -- Family and friends said goodbye and celebrated the life of Alfreda Lockett also known as Memaw by many in the Bellevue community.
Everyone Lockett touched during her life packed the New Hope Baptists Church in Macon.
With heavy hearts Memaw's family remembered her good spirit and kindness.
"I miss working in the restaurant with her, I miss talking, she was always cracking jokes," said her grandson Tre Lockett.
Saturday afternoon her loved ones wanted to make sure to celebrate the impact she made on so many people.
"It's not about how long you live but how well you lived and she blessed me," said her son Richard Lockett Jr.
Her family demonstrated their love through song and prayer.
Her granddaughter Carmen Dumas dedicated a song to her beloved Memaw.
Lockett's family said she loved serving the community and did it through food.
She owned Memaw's at Lg restaurant in Macon.
Macon-Bibb Commissioners Elaine Lucas and Al Tilman honored Memaw for her service.
They proclaimed December 2nd, 2017 Alfreda Memaw Lockett day.
"I just had to say that we feel what you are feeling and we salute her today," said Elaine Lucas.
Memaw's granddaughter Raleigh Lockett had some advice for those who mourn her grandmothers life.
"I think that every time you are being depressed just look up at the sky and say Memaw bless me for what I've done, bless me for this or that and you'll feel better," said Raleigh Lockett.
Memaw was also honored by the Atlanta City Council. They sent a proclamation honoring executive chef Alfreda Lockett for her southern style cooking.