Loretta Roark, 51, of Brookport, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Born in Chicago on Feb. 8, 1967 to Boyd and Kathleen Jenkins Griffith, Loretta was a long time resident of Brookport, where she lived with her husband, Paul Roark, and her daughter, Syra Roark.
Loretta was the type of person that found beauty in the world around her. She loved with her whole heart and was a kind person to everyone she met.
Loretta will be missed by many, and her memory will live on in our hearts.
Survivors include her husband, Paul; her children, Raymond Derry, Sarah Gold, Randy Derry and Syra Roark, all of the Massac County area; and many sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins, whose lives were touched by her love for them.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family is planning a private rememberance service in her honor this spring to reminisce and share memories of the blessing she was to them.