Loretta Johnson Phillips, 79, of Orange, died Friday, April 1, at The Meadows in Orange.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with the the Rev. Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orange, officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons, Justin Phillips, Lee Phillips, Farrin Lawrence, Garrett Johnson, Taylor Stokey, Mason Paul and Ty Permenter
Visitation will be from5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Born in Ava, Mo., May 1, 1936, Loretta was a daughter of Horace and Delpha (Barnes) Johnson. She was an insurance agent with Farmer’s Insurance and was the former owner of Loretta Phillips Insurance Agency.
Loretta was devoted to her children and grandchildren and loved cooking Sunday dinner for them. She enjoyed spending time in the mountains and camping at the lake where she would hand feed the birds and squirrels.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 28 years, Arthur Lee Phillips; infant daughter, Vickie Lynn Hoffpauir and sisters and brothers, Wanda Hebert, Jovita Conway, Harry David Johnson, Edward Johnson and Donnie Johnson.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Natalie and Curt Hyde of Mauriceville, Tina and James Lawrence and son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Jaime Phillips, all of Orange; grandchildren, Crystal, Dawn, Justin, Lee, Miranda, Farrin, Kendall, Taylor and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Mary Ann Stanley of Mauriceville, Sue Greene of West Orange and brother, Jimmy Johnson of Orangefield.