The funeral service will be held at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia. Burial will follow at the Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia.
Loretha was born August 27, 1949 in Americus, Georgia to the late Cordelia Smith Pinder and Eugene Gant. She was reared by her grandmother the late Ethel J. Smith. Loretha was also preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Roberts and stepfather, the late Percy Pinder. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County where she attended A. S. Staley High School. Over the years she was employed with Davidson Textron, Tri-Wood Industries, Phillips Industries and Sterling Casino Ship in Cocoa, Florida where she worked as a Supervisor of Housekeeping. She accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and was baptized under the leadership of Rev. Daniel Thomas at Friendship Baptist Church in Americus. She also enjoyed attending services at local churches.
Loretha was family oriented and has been blessed to care for all three generations of her family. She enjoyed cooking, crosswords puzzle and sitting on her front porch enjoying the breeze.
She leaves to cherish her memories: three children, Rachelle Daniels (David), Angela Gardner (Lawarrior), all of Americus, Georgia, Carlous Mitchell (Deundra), Warner Robins, Georgia; grandchildren Dontae, Chacley, Da’Quarius, Shad, O-Linitis, Shominique, David, Ka-licia, Travion, Carlos, Jaslyn, Jakovie, and Javaris; a host of great grandchildren; siblings, Patricia Phillips, Cocoa, Florida, Forest Hill and Horace Hill both of Americus, Georgia; aunt Beanetha Merritt, Cocoa, Florida; sisters-in-law, Janie Roberts; godchildren, Rachel Carter Blackmon, Rodriquez Thomas; a host of other relatives in Cocoa, Florida; devoted niece, Wanda Biggins, friends Ann Lyles, Sonja Solomon, Tarsha Hudson, Mary Dennis; her extended family Barber – Mitchell and Creek view Common Family.