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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Penny Rader lit a candle on Jan 28 2018 06:53:46 PM
I was so very sorry to hear of Loretta's passing. I have not seen her in way to many years. All my love, thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
Submitted by Penny Rader on Jan 28 2018 06:52:16 PM
So very sorry and sending my best thoughts and prayers to Loretta's family. Although I never met her, I felt like I knew her through knowing her Mother Pat Sharp. While still respecting her privacy, I have asked friends and family near and far to keep them in prayer during this difficult loss. I hope they are being carried through the grace of prayer. Love to all. Kimberly Gilhuly
Submitted by Kimberly Gilhuly on Jan 28 2018 03:50:48 PM
My husband and I recently moved across from Pat and met her daughter Loretta, we were so happy to be welcomed into the neighborhood, she was a lovely and kind woman. Our hearts are broken with her loss. God Bless.
Submitted by Richelle Spade on Jan 28 2018 08:49:47 AM
Richelle Spade lit a candle for Loretta Lynn Sharp Kellum
Richelle Spade lit a candle on Jan 28 2018 08:47:15 AM
Loretta was such a wonderful person! She was my friend as well as my employee at Children’s Castle Child Care years ago! She had such a loving attitude with all the children in her care! She will be missed by many! My sincere condolences and prayers for her children and the rest of her family.
Submitted by Diane Rosado on Jan 27 2018 01:26:47 PM
It has been a long time since we saw each other and many of our memories are wrapped up in our childhoods on Okinawa. Through the power of social media we were able to find each other again. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Stacy Stankiewcz Stevens
Submitted by Stacy Stankiewicz Stevens on Jan 26 2018 09:40:25 PM
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