Johnsie Hannon Locke

October 21, 2020

CHARLOTTE - Johnsie Hannon Locke passed away peacefully on October 21, 2020. She was born on November 27, 1929 in Charlotte, where she lived her entire life.

Johnsie graduated from Charlotte Technical High School "Tech High" where she met her future husband Allen. She was an executive administrative assistant at R.E. Mason for many years. Johnsie loved sewing and other crafts, playing bridge, gardening, and the beach. She and Allen were members of Third Presbyterian Church.

Johnsie was predeceased by her beloved husband of 49 years, Allen Andrews Locke as well as her parents, Elias and Thay Hannon, and her older sister Jean. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and close friends.

There will be a graveside service at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Ave. Charlotte, NC, 28226 or Alzheimer's Association- Western Chapter, 4600 Park Red, suite 250, Charlotte, NC, 28209.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Christine Foster Phillips

    Dear Family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your aunt, Johnsie. I wanted to be there for the memorial, but due to covid restrictions, could not make it. Your aunt holds a speical place in the hearts of me and my family. She was the grandma across the street (mine were deceased or far away). Johnsie and Allan were such a lovely couple and were certainly generous to us. Johnsie lent her sewing skills to wedding garments and my husband ended up with Allan's golf clubs. She opend her home to my parent's 35th anniversary party. Her Christmas ornaments to my children are some of the most treasured on my tree. Whenever I came to town, whether from college or my new home, I always made time for a visit across the street and then later at the Plantation. We enjoyed many wonderful conversations over the years. To me, Johnsie was the epitome of a southern lady. She was so classy and always so well put together, even when mowing the grass. Her intellect, poise, and character made her aspirational, and I am so thankful I knew her. Her love of the color yellow and for bananas make me smile. Care and concern went both ways across the street. We will all miss her. Please know that my prayers are with you as you mourn her passing.
    With Gratitude,
    Christine Foster Phillips