Dr. Lillian Leta Lockhart

Dr. Lillian Leta Lockhart, 91, of La Marque, TX., passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 in League City. Lillian was born October 23, 1930, in Columbus, Texas to Paul Raymond and Lillie Liddie Hoffman. She received her BA from Rice University in 1951, her MA from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 1954 and her MD from UTMB in 1957. Lillian was Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics and Genetics at UTMB.

She had an illustrious career for over 60 years, retiring finally at age 89. Though her medical accomplishments and accolades are too many to list, she was published in many medical journals, was a member and on the board of many Pediatric and Genetics organizations and received many honors as a faculty member at UTMB, the most recent honor being the Texas Pediatrics Society Charles Daeschner, Jr. MD Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Galveston. Her faith was very important to her, and she read the Bible every day. She was a member of the La Marque School Board for over 20 years as well as a past President.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dr. Leroy Lockhart, her son, Dr. Lonn Bradley (Brad) Lockhart and one grandson, Robert Glen. Lillian is survived by her closest friend of 60 years, Patricia Harvill,  two daughters: Teri Lockhart Glen (Doug) and Shari Lockhart Campbell (Bryan); one daughter-in-law Kathy Jones Lockhart; four grandchildren: Amanda Lockhart Edwards (Rick), Kathleen Campbell Parker (Josh), Lauren Glen (Nick Roberto), and Lindsay Taylor Campbell; seven great grandchildren: Robert Parker, Savannah Parker, Dash Edwards, Romie Parker, Andi Edwards, Ayden Roberto, and Sophia Roberto.


A heartfelt thank you to Janice and Mike Smith for all the love and support they have provided Lillian over the years, as well as Jack and Karen Wilkins for always being on call whenever they were needed. We also cannot thank enough the wonderful caregivers who helped Lillian in recent years, many who have become close friends of the family.

A visitation will be held on Friday, May 6th, 2022 at James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A memorial service will be at First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2415 Winnie, Galveston, TX. on Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, 1518 Montezuma St. Columbus, TX. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.


  1. She was an amazing woman. God bless her family.

    Dr. Keith Diane Belamy
  2. I really loved her she was an amazing woman I will miss her very much love you Dr Lockhart

    Donna Liening
  3. We will be at our granddaughters college graduation and will not be able to be at this amazing woman’s service. We will always remember her concern and love for this community and the young people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Barbara & Jimmy Klyng
  4. Dr Lockhart was not only my boss for 24 years she has been my friend since my first day on the job January 1978. A wonderful loving person an honor to have known her and Leroy. My deepest prayers for her family. Eddie and I loved her very much and will never forget her.

    Shirley Baer
  5. Dr. Lockhart was an inspiration to me and so many other young female physicians. I am honored to be one of her students and will hold her in my heart always. Many prayers to her family.

    Gabrielle Manno
  6. Dr Lockhart was not only my boss for 24 years she was my friend. From the first day on the job January 1978 I felt like family with Dr Lockhart, Bertha, Leroy Koenig, and several more lab technicians. She used to have holiday parties at her house when she was on attending for her students, lab personnel and secretary. We shared some very sad times together, my dad in 1984, Leroy death in 1988, my daughter in 1992, my brothers in 1994 and 2002, her parents, her hands-on and then her son. She would always tell me to come to work and we would cry together. She never called herself my boss when my daughter had her first surgery, she introduced herself as my coworker. Eddie, Laurie and I loved her very much. I am here to help in any way I can to help the family. I’m so sorry for her loss

    Shirley baer
  7. Where do I begin? I worked in the department of pediatrics with her for many years but she was more than that to me. I have 3 almost adult children now but 16 years ago my daughter presented clinically with a genetic condition “stargardt disease” Dr.Lockhart called me in and gave us the news and while she was honest she wat there for me not only that day but years later when my son was also diagnosed. She was an amazing physician and dear person to me.

    Brenna Thiem
  8. My sincere condolences to the family of this amazing trailblazing woman that I am so very proud to have been a pupil of. Dr. Lockhart will forever be etched in my memory for her fierce dedication to her patients, first and foremost, as well as her medical students and Pediatric residents. She was the kindest person who would take you under her wing but was also quick never to suffer fools either. May her memory (and teachings) be a blessing to us all. God speed valiant angel. XO- Dr.Laurie Hogarth (1993-2001;UTMB)

    Dr Laurie Hogarth
  9. I always thought of Dr. Lockhart as my “work Mamaw” – she reminded me so much of my own grandmother. I absolutely LOVED my genetics rotation with her, and seeing her in the halls was always a joy. One tough, tenacious lady full of grace and knowledge!

    Karin Fox
  10. She was so dedicated and loved the many children that she has helped over the years at UTMB. One of the kindness people I have ever met, may she rest in heavenly peace.My heart goes out to her family. God Bless

    Carolyn Hill-Chatman
  11. So sorry for your loss!!
    Speacial Mom for a very special family..!!
    All so talented.

    Walter Johnson

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