February 1, 1945 ~ May 7, 2020

Born in: Washington, NJ
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC

Joan Eileen Handler Lockridge, 75, of Swannanoa, died Thursday, May 7, 2020 at her residence.

Born in Washington, NJ to the late Robert D. and Barbara Schnettler Handler, she was a registered nurse. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel C. Lockridge.

Survivors include sons, Christopher and Gabriel Lockridge; daughters, Jill Bates and Samantha Johnson; twelve grandchildren, and brother Tim Handler.

A private graveside service will be held at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will schedule a memorial service at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. Chris & Family my prayers are with each of you during this time. My heart goes out too you. I pray for comfort in Jesus name.

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  2. Joan my Wonderful friend,. I know the moment you walked thru those pearly gates you were so estatic. You are one of the most wonderful people I have had the pleasure to be in my life. I will miss your making me laugh and singing to the oldies. You will be forever in my heart. Love Roberta

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