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Madison Lockaby Story

Pi Beta Phi Mourns the Loss of a Texas Tech University Member

Published On: 2015-04-08

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Eily Cummings
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity
Marketing and Communications Director
(636) 256–0680, Extension 735

Pi Beta Phi is Grieving Over the Loss of a Texas Tech University Member  

ST. LOUIS, MO – April 8, 2015 – It is with a heavy heart that Pi Beta Phi shares Madison Lockaby, freshman Pi Beta Phi member at Texas Tech University, was tragically killed in an automobile accident on April 6 near Lubbock, Texas.

“Our chapter members are completely devastated by the passing of our sweet sister, Madison Lockaby,” Chapter President Lacey Lunsford said. “Madi was such a fun-loving and outgoing girl. She was welcoming and warm-hearted to anyone and everyone, stranger or friend. She truly reflected our values, especially sincere friendship, which was evident in her commitment to each of her sisters. Heaven gained a beautiful angel today.”

MadisonThe women of Texas Gamma celebrated Madi’s life through a special chapter memorial service on April 7 and have planned a campus-wide vigil on Thursday, April 9 from 7–8 p.m. at Memorial Circle on campus so students can pay tribute to Madi.

“It is never easy to lose a sister, and it is even harder when it happens so suddenly and to someone so young,” said Paula Shepherd, Pi Beta Phi Grand President. “The Pi Phi family sends its most heartfelt condolences to the Lockaby family, our Texas Gamma Chapter members and all who knew Madi.”

If you would like to send letters of condolences, please send them to: The Texas Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi 17 Greek Cir. Lubbock, Texas 79416–5815.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed 200 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve®, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.