March 29, 1942 ~ November 24, 2022 (age 80)
Funeral service for Loretta Anthony, 80, of Nacogdoches will be held at 10:00am on Friday, December 2, 2022 at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Orr officiating. Interment will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Laird Funeral Home.
Loretta was the daughter of Arthur Nathaniel “Dick” and Velma Looney Perkins. She and her siblings were raised on the family dairy farm helping to take care of things with their parents. As a child, she learned the ways of life and the importance of taking care of others. As a young woman, she realized her passion for just that. She worked for many years in local nursing homes as a caregiver for those who needed her the most. She became a mother and loved her daughters dearly. When her girls had children of their own, she had such a great joy being “Nanny” and being there for her grandchildren. And when she became a great grandmother, she knew her life and heart was full.
Later in life, Loretta was able to enjoy many things but was most often found watching old westers, listening to her favorite country music, working crossword puzzles or playing bingo at the nursing home. She will be missed by those who loved her the most and will forever be remembered for the impact she made in their lives.
Loretta is survived by her daughter, Debra Mitchell & husband, Jeffory of Mt. Enterprise; grandchildren, Leanna Walthall & husband, john of Mt. Enterprise, Jefforson Mitchell of Mt. Enterprise, Michael Mitchell & wife, Jennifer of Mt. Enterprise, Ressi Mitchell & wife, Kim of Somerville, Christopher Robinson & wife, Diane of Redland and Tiffany Rogers of Nacogdoches; 8 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and brothers, Pete Perkins & wife, Debra of Nacogdoches and Mitch Perkins & wife, Jo of Mt. Enterprise.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Velma Perkins; daughter, Brenda Roger; husbands, Junior Rogers and Buck Anthony; and siblings, Lewis Perkins, Jim Perkins, Richard Perkins, Claude Perkins, Reba Looney, Dorothy Pool and Shirley Jernigan.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Mitchell, John Walthall, Jefforson Mitchell, Michael Mitchell, Christopher Robinson and Cobi Rogers.