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Loreatha (Williams) Vernon

October 28, 1950 ~ April 28, 2022 (age 71)


Loreatha Louise Williams, was born to Ruth Virginia Williams on her birthday, October 28th in the year of 1950 in Leesburg, Florida.  She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age while attending St. Stephens A.M.E. Church.  She was one of the pianists for the Sunday School and morning services.  Later in life, she felt that she needed more, so she became Pentecostal and joined Carver Heights Church of God under Bishop Poitier, providing her services as an Organist.

She attended Dabney Elementary School and Carver Heights High School.  In her Junior Year in 1967, Integration came about and her Grandfather Horace Williams Sr, decided she would attend Leesburg High School and she graduated in 1968.

In 1987, she moved to Los Angeles, California and continued her education with an A.A. Degree from West Los Angeles College and a B.A. degree from California State University Dominguez Hills, while continuing to raise her children.  She also served as an Alter Worker under Bishop Clarence E. McClendon at what was then known as Church of the Harvest International of Los Angeles, CA. In 2012, she retired from the County of Los Angeles Child Support Services as a Child Support Officer II.  At the same time, she retired from the State of California.  Once her children were grown, she decided to continue to share her love and kindness with several foster children.  She eventually relocated to Killeen, TX to enjoy her retired life.  Loreatha passed away on April 28, 2022 at 8:36 pm after complications from kidney failure.

Loreatha was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Diggs and Ruth Virginia Williams, her brother James Thomas and her niece JaQuisa Luke.

She leaves to cherish her memory, four children: Anthony D. Anderson (Williams) in California, Tammy Golden in Florida, Derek L. Williams in California and Sharon A. Harris in Texas; one daughter-in-law Ashley Thompson-Anderson in California, two sons-in-law Retired Army Vet Dwight R. Harris III in Texas and Corey Myers in Florida; Grandchildren; Brandon Golden-Taliferro, Keylon, Kielle, Karis, Kaleah Grace, Karsyn and  K’marie Anderson (Williams) in California, Denir Williams in California, Donovan X. Boss and Bianca Z. Harris in Texas; two special daughters Shawntese and Audrey; sisters Sharon A. Mack in California, one brother Bernard B. Williams in California, Pondeleia M. Adams, Andra G. Diggs Sr and Sandra Diggs all in Florida,; four nieces Elizabeth Thomas, Adriane Mack in New York, Charon Mack in California; three nephews Bryant Luke, James Thomas IV both in Florida, Andrew Mack Jr in California. She also leaves behind a host of uncles, aunts and cousins and other half siblings.

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