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Loretta Mewborn Butts
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Obituary for Loretta Mewborn Butts

Loretta Mewborn Butts, 78, of Goldsboro was called to her heavenly home and reunited with her family on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Loretta was born February 1, 1939 in Greene County to the late Paul Hodges Mewborn and Lillie Mae Herring Mewborn. In addition to her parents, Loretta’s husband, George Benton Butts, Jr. and son, Ricky Dean Butts preceded her in death.

Loretta’s larger than life personality endeared her to everyone she came in contact with. Her energy, beautiful smile and childlike spirit were infectious. Always organized and dressed immaculately, she was the center of attention in any room she entered. Her wonderful sense of humor, her gift of spinning a good story and her mischievous pranks captivated everyone who crossed her path.

A godly woman, Loretta worshiped her Lord at Jason Presbyterian Church. Her heart for service and desire to help was most evident with the North Lenoir High School Drama Department and Faith Christian Academy. Her servant’s heart always allowed Loretta to be available for others.

Always on the go, Loretta loved to travel. Her family has many fond memories of times gathered around the pool. Christmas was Loretta’s favorite time of the year and she rejoices in the great reunion she is experiencing in Heaven.

A graveside service to celebrate and honor Loretta’s life will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. from Mewborn Cemetery.

Loretta is survived by four siblings, Gary Mewborn and wife, Faye, Paulette Morgan, Claudia Rose and husband, Joe, and Tim Mewborn; two great-nephews Loretta thought of as her own, Hunter and Noah Reese; sister-in-law, Rose Butts Champlain; along with many special nieces and nephews.

Loretta’s family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Jason Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be expressed at Memorials may be made to Jason Presbyterian Church, 7989 Highway 903 South, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jason Presbyterian Church

7383 Highway 903 South
La Grange, NC 28551





4:00 PM
Mewborn Family Cemetery

Mewborn Cemetery Road
La Grange, NC 28551

Cemetery Details


Mewborn Family Cemetery

Mewborn Cemetery Road
La Grange, NC 28551

Memorial Contribution

Jason Presbyterian Church

7989 Highway 903 South
La Grange, NC 28551

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