Mrs. Loretta Stokes Hodnett, was the daughter of the late Lorenzo “Bud” Stokes and Cleo Watlington Stokes, born October 26, 1963 in Rockingham, North Carolina. She peacefully reached her heavenly home at the age of 56 on Sunday, May 03, 2020, from her residence in Yanceyville, North Carolina.
Loretta attended Bartlett Yancey Senior High School. She later pursued her career as an employee of Royal Textile, in Yanceyville, North Carolina. Loretta married in Holy Matrimony the love of her life Michael Hodnett.
Loretta was a member of Blackwell Missionary Baptist Church. Her favorite pastime was gardening, shopping, dancing, laughing, and act up (jokester) with friends and family, and especially loving on her grandchildren.
Loretta was preceded in death by her father Lorenzo “Bud” Stokes.
Mrs. Loretta Stokes Hodnett, leaves to cherish her memories to her loving family: her beloved husband of the home; Michael Hodnett, one son; Michael Lamont Stokes (Blair) of Blanch, North Carolina; her mother, Cleo Watlington Stokes of Yanceyville, North Carolina; three sisters, Eva S. Coleman (Reginald) of Ruffin, North Carolina, Patricia Stokes and Martha S. Miles both of Yanceyville, North Carolina; two brothers, Kendall and Rodney Stokes both of Yanceyville, North Carolina; three aunts, Jackie Graves of Yanceyville, North Carolina, Jennie Bowe of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Lossie Pearl Lea of Ruffin, North Carolina, and three uncles, Johnnie Watlington of Danville, Virginia, Brotha Watlington of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Yancey Ray Stokes of Fayetteville, North Carolina; three grand-children, Za’Kayln and Zy’Nivea Stokes, and Tajahnae Blackwell; one sister-in-law; Lisa Hodnett Anderson (Ronald) of Yanceyville, North Carolina; one brother-in-law; Gregory Lea (LaQuanda) of Gibsonville, North Carolina; other nieces, relatives, and friends.
Due to the constraints of public gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak a viewing will be held on Friday , May 8, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Juanita S. Fulton Memorial Chapel of Fulton-Walton Funeral Home with a limit of 10 people at a time. Please remember to follow CDC guidelines with everyone wearing protective gloves and masks.
Private Graveside Service will be Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Blackwell Baptist Church Cemetery.
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