March 3, 2011
missions team, currently traveling in the Eleventh Episcopal
District, is devastated to hear of the death of our brother
and fellow traveler, Bishop W. E. Lockett.
February 17, 2011, Bishop Lockett traveled with us to South
Africa, Zambia, DR Congo and Uganda. He, along with us, had
a glorious time in the Lord meeting the people at the annual
conferences. On Wednesday, March 2, 2011, Bishop Lockett
left the team, as scheduled, to return the US to prepare for
next week's Alabama Spring Convocation. He was visibly tired
but wished us well as he left for the airport. On Thursday
afternoon, we learned of his untimely death while on his way
back home. We are heartbroken, but were witnesses to the joy
of his last days.
deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Lillie Lockett and his
family, and to his C.M.E. church family. We have lost a
great warrior. Pray for them and for us as we continue the
mission trip. We are scheduled to be back in the United
States on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
Teresa E. Snorton
Presiding Prelate of the Eleventh Episcopal District
General Secretary, Department of Evangelism and Missions
General Secretary, Department of Lay Ministry
Reverends Alfred & Claudia Harrison