Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA


Loretta Scott Howard

March 17, 1944June 13, 2020

On the Afternoon of June 13th, we unexpectedly lost the most precious soul. Loretta Scott Howard, 76, lost her courageous battle with Lung Cancer. Born and raised in Clay County WV Loretta moved to Lynchburg at the age of 19 to find employment. Not only did she find a great job at Trailways, she also found her soulmate, and love of her life, Charles Douglas Howard. After a mere 3 dates, the two married and had 2 children, a son Douglas Scott Howard and daughter Wendi Howard Clark. The couple would go on to spend a wonderful 52 years together until Alzheimer’s took the life of Charles.

Loretta happily worked at Pearson’s Drug Store for 33 years, until they closed their doors, then went on to work for at Lowes as the telephone operator until her retirement

In addition to her parents, Loretta is preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Tommy, Quentin, and Robert Scott. She leaves behind her Son, Douglas Scott Howard who she loved more than life, and she stood proudly by his side until the day she died; and Daughter Wendi Clark, and son in law Darel Clark, and 2 precious Grandchildren Adam and Lauren who will miss their "mammoo" terribly. Special friends Donna and Larry Lambert, Charles Baldwin Jr, Diane Davis and Brother Steve Booker, Anita Harris and family. Never to forget a very special sister in law, Nancy Wellons.

Also, we would like to thank the Drs, nurses and staff at Centra Medical Group, Dr.James Cure, Dr. William Blackman and the wonderful staff who treated our mother with nothing other respect and admiration. Special thanks to the Drs and staff at Pearson Cancer Center, particularly Dr Michael O'Neil and Dr. Immaculate Tebit. They allowed our family to have a year and a half more with this very special woman, mother, grandmother, and friend. Never a day will go by that she will cross our minds with a sweet memory, with great anticipation of us all being together once again.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Fort Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Danny Smith Officiating.

We would request that memorial contributions be made to Pearson Cancer Center, or Lynchburg Humane Society.

To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.whittentimberlake.com.

Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 18, 2020


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Robin Tyree

June 22, 2020

Loretta was the sweetest person! I worked with her and her side kick Della Rice @ Pearson's Drug Store on Boonesboro Road. I was just out of high school and worked in the office there..Always had a smile for everyone and a very outgoing personality. I am sure she will be missed by many, but just know she is in a better place. God bless you Wendy and Doug. Robin Mitchell Tyree

Tammy Layne

June 22, 2020

I knew Loretta from Pearson's Drug Store. She was a kind and caring woman. She loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her. Prayers for comfort and Peace to the family.


June 18, 2020

A very sweet lady and so kind to me always. I am blessed to have known her. My condolences to Wendy and Doug. Thinking of you.
Dan S

Donna Wallace

June 16, 2020

Aunt Loretta was a beautiful person inside and out. I was sorry to hear of of her cancer and subsequently her passing. I’m certain she was well taken care of by her daughter. I have many memories of being with Loretta during Christmas and othe times at Nannies house.

Glenna Carr

June 16, 2020

I will always remember Loretta's unlimited kindness when we worked at Lowe's.

Take comfort in all your Happy Memories.

Deepest Sympathy,
Glenna (Elliott) Carr

Bill James

June 16, 2020

I remember when Loretta came to Pearson’s Drug Store. As a young person who hung out there, she was such a dramatic change to the environment. Until she arrived we were policed by the old folks in the “white coats” or Mrs Conners at the lunch counter. Loretta was young, kind, friendly and spectacularly beautiful, ...what addition to Pearson’s for the remainder of my years in Lynchburg. Rest In Peace and my sympathies to the family for their loss

Vicki Hogan

June 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of parent/teacher conferences with Loretta and conversing at the mailbox with her. She was a good person and a great neighbor.

Kathy Wood

June 16, 2020

Wendi and family I am so sorry for your loss, I can’t even amaging loosen your mother right now ,but I pray that you will fine peace knowing she is at rest now! Wendi I love ya and take care