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“Dear Bob and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Dee. I want to let you know that she made a big impact on my life. Her loving compassion...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Beverly Hall - Newton, NC

“Dear Bob: I will always remember Deidra's gentle and kind spirit. It was my blessing to know her. Paige ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Paige Ennis - Hickory, NC

“Bob, my heart is broken over the news of Dee Dee's passing. I can only imagine the depth of your loss. When I think of Dee Dee, I remember a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dianne Riggs

“Dear Robb, Kipper and Austin, Cole... I am truly sorry the loss of this amazing lady in your lives. I did not know your mother/grandmother but...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Noelle Walker - Hickory, NC

“Dear Lackey Family, Deidre was such a special person, we were privileged to have known her. It was especially wonderful to have been able to have...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Shelley and John Clark - Hickory, NC

“Dear Bob, I have an idea of how much you and DeeDee relied on each other and what a source of strength she was for you. It seems impossible that...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Arthur Cameron - Greensboro, NC

“We would like to express our deepest sympathy at the loss of a truly beautiful woman. She touched our lives with her warmth and love for the Lord. ...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Camela Davis & Whitney Keller - NC

“Hey Bob & Family, I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss and also wanted to thank you for the 30 plus years of friendship with my...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Ronnie Powell - Hickory, NC


A Celebration of Life Our Lord Jesus Christ will sustain you to the end. I Corinthians 1:7-8 Deidra Templeton Lackey left her earthly home on Monday, December 12, 2011 and passed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father. Although her passing at this time was unexpected, there is no doubt that she had lived her life in preparation for this home going. Fondly known by friends and family as Dee (or Dee Dee), she was born in Hickory, NC on October 18, 1947 to the late Charles Beach Templeton and Thelma Templeton Cobb. All through her life, Dee appreciated the things of beauty in God's creation and immensely enjoyed her family, friends, animals and flower gardens. Among her many very special talents was an extraordinary gift for decorating and design. For the past five years Dee and her husband have been residents of Isle of Palms, SC near Charleston and have enjoyed walks on the beach with their puppy Tanner, evening sunsets, and many special times with friends and family. Dee attended Hickory Community Chapel for over twenty-five years and most recently was affiliated with East Cooper Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, SC. Dee was an amazingly beautiful, talented and intelligent lady. All through school she was awarded and recognized with top honors including Girl of the Year, Athlete of the Year, Student Council Vice President, Queen of the Prom, top beauty winner on several occasions, ballet dancer on and off into her 40's, and numerous other important positions and awards. She was employed in her early career in the 70's by Superior/ CommScope and was recognized as their first female customer service manager, a rare accomplishment for a female in those days. In the past twenty years she worked closely with her husband on many family business projects as the interior design director. Dee decorated many of the company buildings and made primary contributions to the creative design for many consumer products produced by the nearly forty Lackey companies. Her latest project was the remodeling of one of the family business partnership buildings, a restaurant in town, Youssef 242. Dee is survived by her beloved husband Bob (Bobby in school), the love of her life since the first grade in 1954. At that time she evidenced her intention to marry Bobby in her first Bible where she wrote in the matrimony section, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lackey with the date of the marriage noted for the summer of 1967. She missed the actual date by less than sixty days. Dee is also survived by two sons whom she loved most dearly, Robb and his wife Kipper of Hickory; and Brian and his love Angel of Savannah, Georgia;brother, Charles Templeton and wife Cathy of Matthews, North Carolina; brother-in-law, Mike Lackey and wife Jean of Hickory: brother-in-law, Chip Lackey and his wife Nancy in Boulder, Colorado. She was especially proud of her twin 15 year old grandsons, Austin and Cole Lackey, and enjoyed creating many special memories with them. She also was an amazing aunt to one niece and five nephews; Brittany, Clay, Blake, Ben, Brad and Devin. Dee was also preceded in death by Paul Cobb, her stepfather. A life that was a true legacy of love began with Dee's parents and brother, then grew into a marriage to her sweetheart Bobby, became even stronger with the birth of her two sons, and blossomed with the birth of her grandsons. This love also nourished and enriched many other family members and life-long friends. Dee was the center of organization for family events and summer vacations that will never be forgotten. She also found great pleasure interacting with friends and teaching them about her passion for her Lord Jesus. For the last thirty years she worked in voluntary Christian counseling ministering to hundreds of ladies and couples in crises. Her most cherished area of ministry was focused on reaching lost, poor, and needy children around the world by supporting the financial and prayer needs of several children's ministries. Dee's heritage of great accomplishments and influence is almost endless, but it was evident to everyone close to her that the foundation for these loving relationships and her ability to impact so many in a positive way was her amazing devotion to and relationship with Jesus Christ. More than anything in life she desired for her family and everyone she came in contact with to recognize the importance of having Christ in their life as she did and to see others accept Him as their personal Savior. Those blessed by Dee's outpouring of love will certainly mourn her loss, but will rejoice in her life and resurrection in Jesus. All will remember her sweet smile and contagious laugh. While Dee was certainly no stranger to the many trials of life, the family finds solid comfort in one of her favorite Bible passages, the Twenty-third Psalm, knowing that "goodness and mercy" (even in those trials), followed Dee all the "days of (her) life, and (she now) dwells in the house of the Lord forever." The family would like to thank friends, neighbors, and co-workers for such abundant expressions of support and sympathy over the last week during this most difficult time. A truly unique celebration of Dee's life will be held at Corinth Reformed Church at 150-16th Ave. N.W. Hickory on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 3:00 PM. The family plans to make the service a very special musical tribute to the life of Mrs. Lackey with major emphasis on her life, friends, family, and close relationship with the Lord. There will be no graveside service. The family will host a reception with music and fellowship at Youssef 242 from 5:30 to 10:00 to celebrate Dee's new found eternal home. The Lackeys support and appreciate the important works of many wonderful and fruitful missions and ministries for Christ across the country and around the world. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be designated to your choice of Camp Joy for

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