Lynda Lokey Gresham, age 81, of Peachtree City, Georgia passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at her home on December 20, 2021.
She was born on August 20, 1940 in Demorest, GA to the late Robert “Bobby” Lokey and Mary Dell Sullivan Lokey. In addition to being the valedictorian of her graduating class of 1958 at South Habersham High School, she was also the captain of the girl’s basketball and cheerleading team. After high school, she went on to attend Piedmont College where she graduated with honors in 1961. Lynda then obtained her master’s degree in education from the University of Georgia and went on to attend all the necessary classes toward her doctorate degree at The College of William & Mary. She had a lifelong career of teaching high school classes in Math & English and was also a school counselor until her retirement in 2009. Mrs. Gresham was an avid reader, a phenomenal gardener, she enjoyed crafting all kinds of art and was an excellent tennis player and was a certified USTA umpire. Lynda was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ken Gresham of Peachtree City, GA; her sons, Nik Lokey of Demorest, GA; Jonathan Lokey and his wife, Valerie of Greenville, SC; Dru Bergren and his wife, Maureen of Chattanooga, TN; step daughters, Nancy Malnik and her husband, Al of Ocean Ridge, FL; Amanda Gresham of Peachtree City, GA; and Alex Gresham and her fiancé, Chris of Peachtree City, GA; brothers, Robin Lokey and his wife, Marianne of Juliette, GA; Scott Lokey and his wife, Diana of Cumming, GA; and sister Olivia Lokey Smith of Chapin, SC; She is also survived by her grandchildren, who affectionately call her “Luli”: Kyle, Luke, Henry, Trey, Will, Belle, Nathan, Jarod, Spencer, Jesse, Noah and Sterling; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private Services will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, GA 30535 at 1:00PM, with Mr. Everett Huffman officiating. Interment will follow at Demorest City Cemetery.
Family and close friends will gather at the funeral home for the hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be expressed online at whitfieldfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700