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Margaret (Locklear) Backlund

May 2, 1940 ~ July 8, 2018 (age 78)
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Margaret Locklear Backlund, 78, of Fayetteville passed away on July 8, 2018.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Desi Locklear, Grandford “Big Daddy” Chavis and Lula Belle “Big Momma” Chavis; Husbands’, Raymond Backlund and Norman Harris; Sons’ Grandford “Tacky” Locklear and Norman Terry “Baby Boy” Harris and close friend, Geraldo Teraldo of Puerto Rico.

Margaret is survived by sisters, Patsy Jacobs of Laurinburg, NC and Barbara Ann Penny of Clayton, NC; First Cousin, Faye Eason of Parkton, NC; children, Eddie Harold Harris of Fayetteville, NC, Dana Elaine and Billy Stricklin of Angier, NC and Teresa Gail and Randy Weaver of Florahome, FL; Grandchildren, Joshua and April Harris of Greensboro, NC, John and Tristen Stricklin of Coats, NC, Felicia and SSG Keith Brooks II of Fayetteville, NC, SSG David and Jon Herring, Jr. of Olympia, WA, April and Travis Coats of Dunn, NC, Krystina and Sam Malmber of Florida, Patrick and Kymmy Herring of  Keystone, FL;  Melissa and Rex Allen of Florahome, FL, and Tabitha Marie and Elizabeth of Purlear, NC; 14 Great-Grandbabies, close family friend, James Sturdivant of Fayetteville, NC and numerous family and close friends.

Margaret was loved by all who knew her. She never knew a stranger in all of her 78 years on this earth. She was a people person and enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking her good ol’ country food for everyone. She always said if you left her house hungry, it was your own fault. During her life, you could catch her in the yard working in her beautiful garden, planting flowers and plants, feeding her chickens, dogs, cats, bunnies and geese. She loved to travel with family and friends, spending time at the beach and fishing. She enjoyed dipping her snuff and loving on her great-grandbabies. Margaret was a retired caregiver.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6-8pm at Lafayette Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2pm in Lafayette Memorial Park West.

If anyone would like to give her flowers, the family is requesting planters. Margaret loved being outside planting, so we would love to plant flowers/plants in her honor and memory.

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Services for the family have been entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home.

“Think of me as living in the hearts of those I touched.

For nothing loved is ever lost and I have loved so much.”

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