The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Loretta was born May 1, 1950 in Longview, TX to Lozell Taylor and Essie Bush Taylor Polk. She is the grand daughter of (Robert (Pie) Bush & Lottie Taylor Bush) and (Chauncy Taylor & Jeffery Madden Taylor). She is the great-grand daughter of Rev. Charles Taylor and Anna Johnson Taylor.
She received her education from Mary C. Womack in Longview, TX. She then graduated from Job Corps in California. She was a domestic worker.
She accepted Christ at an early age while attending New Bethel Baptist Church under the Pastorage of the late Rev. Webster. She proudly served as an usher at Hebron Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Pation Polk, grandparents, Robert (Pie) Bush and Lottie Taylor Bush; one sister, Brenda S. Taylor, two brothers, Ricky Kerry Lynn Taylor, and Freddie L. Taylor and one nephew, Alfonso C. Taylor.
Loving memories of Loretta will be cherished by her daughter, Patricia Ann Taylor; one niece, Marva Taylor; two nephews, Jonathan Taylor (Marie Anderson) and Roderick Jackson Taylor; two great-nieces, Iyanna Taylor and Cataria Taylor; special cousins, Erma Jean Sterling, Joycea Bennet-Martin, Ruby Pierson, Annie Ruth Rogers and the Templetons from Ft. Worth, TX; one God-Daughter, Jewelesa Pierson; two special friends, Karmen King and Ja-Marcus Harrison Davis. Loretta also had a host of family and friends who will miss her dearly.