Loretta Lynn Sharp Kellum, 50, of Rocky Point, beloved mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed from her earthly life on Friday, January 26, 2018.
She was born June 25, 1967 in Lake County, Illinois.
Loretta is survived by her beloved children, Hunter Kellum and Dakota Kellum; mother, Patricia Sharp; father; Curtis R. Sharp; sisters, Melva Wescott and Cathy Dalimonte and her husband, David; former husband and friend, Gregory Kellum; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family, all who loved Loretta. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Ashley Ryann Kellum.
Loretta was a lady filled with courage and strength no matter what challenges were dealt to her in life and she always faced adversity with a smile. Her children were her world as she nurtured and care for them. Loretta says to us today remember me not with tears of sorrow, for my destiny is now complete and I am smiling. She has left to all of us the gifts of hope, courage and faith which is and always will be Loretta’s legacy.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Merrell McKoy conducting the service. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given in loving memory of Loretta to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at donate.jdr.org.
Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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Our families first met and became friends while stationed in Okinawa, Japan in the late 70's. Our families would meet again in Jacksonville, NC in the 80's. A wonderful family with a wonderful kind daughter. You are loved and will be missed Loretta.
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It has been many years since I have seen my cousin Loretta, but remember her as a sweet and loving person. Uncle Curtis is the brother of my mother, Erma. I send my prayers and thoughts to the family.
Submitted by Beverly Granstra on Jan 29 2018 12:26:29 PM
You will be truly missed, you were a wonderful friend.
Submitted by Norma Evans Couturier on Jan 29 2018 10:36:47 AM
Wonderful friend who will be truly missed. Love you you Loretta! Till we see each other again.
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