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Herculene Lockett-Minnieweather
October 12, 1931 - January 18, 2013


Herculene Minnieweather was born in Linden, Texas to the union of Fred and Eula Allen. She was the oldest of eight children and acted as a mom to her siblings while her parents worked. She attended high school in Pleasant Hill, Texas. She migrated to Portland, Oregon after her parents and siblings moved here in 1949.

Herculene met and married Suno Minnieweather, the love of her life, and together they raised their eight children.

Herculene fully dedicated her life to God, as well as her family. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband of sixty years, and was a wonderful mother to her children, as well as many other children who her and her husband cared for over the years, as foster parents. Her pride and joy was her family; she loved her family very much. She raised her children with love and she taught them right from wrong. She believed in treating others as you want to be treated. She would always tell us to give her flowers while she could see them.

In 1974, Herculene dedicated her life to Christ under the leadership of Bishop W.G. Hardy, Sr. at Mt. Sinai COGIC, now known as Freedom Assembly. She has been serving God ever since. She was affectionately known as Sister Suno. If you knew her, you know she was a true woman of God and her faith never wavered.

She had many happy and productive years. She worked in her church, sang in the choir and went on many family trips with her children. Many of us remember the song she used to sing, “Bound for Mt. Zion and if anybody makes it, surely I will.” Today, we can say, Herculene made it!

On her last night with us, we spent her final hours holding her hand and praying with her. We assured her that we would keep the family together. When mama peacefully passed on, we took comfort knowing that she was with her Creator, and she was at peace. Somehow it helped ease the pain of losing our mama, our teacher, our friend. Before making her transition home, she told her children that if they wanted to see her again they must get their lives right with God.

Herculene was preceded in death by her father, mother, daughter Pamela; two sons, Milton and Geary; two brothers, Larry and Leury; and her sister, Altheresa.

She is survived by her husband Suno; sons, Bradford Lockett, Sr. (Marcella), Frank Lockett (Gwen), and Herbert Lockett (Parlor); daughters, Eula A. Lockett, Angela Minnieweather-Covington, and granddaughter Davetta Lockett; 27 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Public Viewing

Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Terry Family Funeral Home
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Funeral Service

Friday January 25, 2013, 11:00 AM at Highland Christian Center
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