OBITUARY

Loretta M Millette

September 29, 1934April 10, 2019
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Loretta Millette was born to Joseph and Mary Harris in Gary, Indiana on September 29, 1934. Loretta was the third of six siblings. Roland Harris, Roy Harris, Beatrice Harris, Rayford Harris and Mary Harris.

Loretta attended Roosevelt grade school and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1952. Loretta accepted Christ at the early age of 10. She was a member of Israel CME Church in Gary, IN. and was very active in several capacities in the church, one being the choir. Loretta was an original member of the Little Gems choir at Israel.

In 1959 Loretta had a daughter, Ingrid Perry. Loretta attended Texas College in Tyler, Texas and received her bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph College in Calumet, IN. She received her master’s degree from Purdue University.

In 1973 Loretta married Reynold Millette; to their union was born a daughter Erica Millette. Loretta was an elementary school teacher at Brunswick School for over 30 years. After retiring Loretta became a tailor for her family and friends. She was an avid seamstress.

Loretta is preceded in death by her father and mother, all three of her brothers and one sister. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Reynold Millette of 46 years.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving daughters: Ingrid Turner and Erica (Todd) Anderson. She is also survived by her sister Mary V. Lewis. Her grandchildren Elizabeth Downey, Christine Downey, Kayla King, Ellis King and Karson King. Great granddaughters: Jennifer Downey and Addison Bryant-Downey, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Loretta M Millette

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