Loretta Ann Leggett, 72, peacefully passed away at home on February 21, 2022 surrounded by her loved ones. Loretta was born on December 24, 1949 to James Curtis and Rosetta Haltom in Jonesville, Texas. She was the 10th child out of 12 children, seven sisters and five brothers. Loretta and I met in February of 1970 in Bossier City while I was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. It took her to finally say yes, and we were married on May 28, 1971. We were married 50 years and 9 months.
Loretta loved children so much. She was a nursery worker and Sunday School teacher for 20 years at Pinecroft Baptist Church. She was also a faithful member.
She was saddened when in May 2009, she was stricken with a rare disease that put her in a wheelchair. For years after that, she was depressed. It took her many years to get over it, but with her faith in Jesus Christ, she finally overcame it. We were hoping that she would live until Saturday so she could meet her first great-grandson. Even being in a wheelchair didn't keep us from traveling to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Teton Mountains, Monterey Bay at the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, Sutter's Mill that was the first gold mine discovered in California in 1848 and finally to our daughter in Modesto, California.
Loretta is survived by her husband, Lannie Eugene Leggett; daughter, Michelle Cone and husband, Jason of Heartland, Texas; granddaughter, Brittany Moran and husband, Wesley, of Shreveport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Gabby, Didi, Arron, Jeremiah and Bethany; and finally, her precious son, Brock, which she loved with all her heart and soul. She will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services for Loretta will be Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinecroft Baptist Church, 8002 Jewella Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will take place on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Brother Cecil Marr.