OBITUARY

Judith Gavaza Loftin

April 24, 1947February 6, 2019
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Judith Sue Gavaza Loftin Born April 24, 1947 in Everett, Washington passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 6, 2019 after a long fought battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and Mimi. She was predeceased by her father Earle V. Gavaza and her son Todd Earle Loftin. Survived by her husband of 52 years Bob; daughter Jenni; son Scott (Charmaine); and son Nathan (Amber); mother Ruth; sister Arlyne (Tracy); and brother Ken (Sue); grandchildren Alyssa, Jonny, Madison, Jenna, Benjamin, and Ryan. Judi was loved by so many. She blessed others with her musical abilities and served many church congregations as pianist or organist. She was dedicated to her church and previously worked as a personal secretary to Tim LaHaye. She had an ability to entertain, and could give anyone who entered her home, an appreciation for all things pink and crystal. She was an incredible hostess and graciously opened her home to many throughout the years. She had an infectious laugh, and contagious smile. Most importantly, she pursued and loved Christ with all of her heart. She was always quick to give sound, godly advice whenever requested. We were all so blessed to have such an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. We all rejoice in the fact that she’s resting safely in the arms of Jesus. This is certainly not goodbye, but rather see you later. We love you Mimi. Romans 15:13 Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 – 2:00 PM at Glen Haven Baptist Church 345 East Lake Road McDonough, GA 30252. Relatives and friends are welcome for a time of visitation with the family from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park.

  • FAMILY

  • Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and Mimi. She was predeceased by her father Earle V. Gavaza and her son Todd Earle Loftin. Survived by her husband of 52 years Bob; daughter Jenni; son Scott (Charmaine); and son Nathan (Amber); mother Ruth; sister Arlyne (Tracy); and brother Ken (Sue); grandchildren Alyssa, Jonny, Madison, Jenna, Benjamin, and Ryan.

Services

  • Visitation - Glen Haven Baptist Church Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Glen Haven Baptist Church Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Committal - Eastlawn Memorial Park Monday, February 11, 2019
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Judith Gavaza Loftin

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Sally Gutman

February 10, 2019

I heard it said that you should surround yourself with people who make you feel good about who you are, who value you, and who make you laugh. That was my friend, Judi.
In our younger days, Judi and I spent much time in her pool talking and laughing, we partied together, broke bread together, shopped together, did Bible Studies together. She took me to the hospital when I was in labor with our first born, Ben. John and I babysat her kids, and Judi and Bob, did the same for us. We lived life together; the good, the bad, and the hard,; praying through it all... Judi was a dear sister in Christ, and she was one of the most generous, and big hearted person’s around, as is her dear Bob.
After Bob and Judi moved, Judi and I stayed in contact. Our talks went from the pool to the phone right up until we couldn’t. But I know where she is, and I look forward to the day I can join her in her partying with the Lord, and to pick up our conversation again, face to face. I love you, Judi Loftin❣️

Ken and Marcia Hornok

February 10, 2019

Who but Bob and Judi would invite our entire family of 8 over for dinner and a fun evening, give each of us Christmas gifts, employ our teen children in after-school jobs, and make us laugh? What a loving team you were in hospitality, generosity, encouragement, and exceptional musical talent. You really knew how to minister to the minister! Your time at Midvalley Bible Church in SLC gave us joyful memories, and we will always love and appreciate you both. This is supposed to be a tribute to Judi, but Bob and Judi complemented each other so beautifully, we cannot imagine them apart. God blessed us and our church tremendously during their time in SLC.
Judi, we miss you here, but look forward to our wonderful reunion with the Lord.

Peggy Rathbu

February 10, 2019

I had the joy and privilege of meeting Judi at Wallen Baptist in Fort Wayne. Our days were full of Bible Studies, luncheons, teas, parties and getting our nails done. Above all else Judi loved our Lord and she challenged those near her to live a more dedicated life. Thank you Judi. You made my time in Fort Wayne memorable. Thanks for being there for me when Pete had his surgery and repeat admission to the hospital. Couldn’t have gotten through it without you and Bob. You will be missed Judi but I know you will be waiting to welcome me home. What fun we will
have!! Love you lots Judi.

Pam Hibbs

February 8, 2019

I met Judi when my daughter Amber started dating her son Nate! I remember her fondly and think of her as a strong yet loving person who loved the Lord, her family fiercely! Her laugh was infectious, I haven’t seen her in years but I can still hear her laugh as well as her playing the piano and beautiful singing voice! Rest high on that mountain with Jesus my friend! Yes it’s not goodbye just farewell til we meet again! I love you my friend!

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Biography

Judi was loved by so many. She blessed others with her musical abilities and served many church congregations as pianist or organist. She was dedicated to her church and previously worked as a personal secretary to Tim LaHaye. She had an ability to entertain, and could give anyone who entered her home, an appreciation for all things pink and crystal. She was an incredible hostess and graciously opened her home to many throughout the years. She had an infectious laugh, and contagious smile.
Most importantly, she pursued and loved Christ with all of her heart. She was always quick to give sound, godly advice whenever requested. We were all so blessed to have such an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. We all rejoice in the fact that she’s resting safely in the arms of Jesus. This is certainly not goodbye, but rather see you later. We love you Mimi.
Romans 15:13