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Loretta Elaine Whitaker

Loretta Elaine Whitaker
September 20
07:45 2019

Loretta Elaine Whitaker, 78, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her loved ones, Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019, at Gunsight Baptist Church with Jim Cox, officiating. Private family interment will follow under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home at the Breckenridge Cemetery.

Loretta was born August 16, 1941, in Brownfield, Texas, to parents Kenneth and Ila Godwin. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Donna Whitaker of Whitharral, Texas. Loretta is survived by her husband, Richard Whitaker of Breckenridge; three children, Pam Fletcher and husband Gary of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Rickey Whitaker of Breckenridge and Michael Whitaker and wife Lori of Brandon, Mississippi; brother, Don Godwin of Brownfield, Texas; sister and brother-in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.

Loretta’s happiest times were spent with her kids. She also cherished many fond moments with her six grandchildren and great-granddaughter that is expected any moment. Family was everything to her. She spent a many hours quilting and collecting dolls. She loved to spend time shopping and browsing flea markets, garage sales and shoe stores. One of her largest passions was for music. Many of her afternoons were spent on her porch or driveway jamming out to everything from praising Jesus with the song “I Can Only Imagine” to Bob Seger’s song “Turn the Page” and everything in between. She loved for those around her to get up and dance, especially her husband Richard.

Loretta had numerous family and friends visiting her while in the hospital and even after she returned home during her illness. She also had an amazing church family, whom she and Richard love and appreciate dearly. They have been members of Elliott Street Church of Christ since 1999.

The family would like to extend their heart felt gratitude for all the support and prayers. Loretta was a loving and caring mother, Nanny, and friend to everyone. She will be missed so very much and our wonderful memories of her will last forever.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to any mission work at the Elliott Street Church of Christ and may be left at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at

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