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Loretta Yvonne Wiggins

A celebration of Loretta Yvonne Wiggins’ life will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday,

October 8, 2016, at the Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper.

Loretta, age 86, died September 30, 2016 at her home. Born in Port Arthur, TX and a former longtime resident of Mauriceville, TX, she had lived the past 24 years in the Toledo Bend area. A 1947 graduate of Mauriceville High School, she received an Associate’s Degree from Chenier Business College. After many years as a school bus driver for Bridge City ISD, she retired to the Toledo Bend area where she enjoyed fishing at the lake, sewing, crocheting, cooking and playing card games, which she was known to cheat at. She was a member of the Six Mile Baptist Church of the Toledo Bend Community. She felt that her greatest accomplishment and love was her children and grandchildren.

Loretta is survived by sons, L.A. Wiggins Jr and wife Charlene of Mauriceville, TX and Joseph Wiggins of the Toledo Bend Community in TX; daughters, Belinda Phillips of Mauriceville, TX and Dawanna Kibodeaux of Buna, TX; sister, Zora Beth Lindley of Mauriceville, TX; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was also survived by a host of other family & friends.

Loretta was preceded in death by her longtime friend and companion Emanuel Nugent and her husband Lawrence Wiggins, Sr.

Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.