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Loretta Lucille Walker
March 9, 1947-June 4, 2020
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Loretta Lucille Walker, 73, entered into rest on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Manteca, CA. Loretta was born March 9, 1947 in Lindsay, CA to the late Floyd and Hester Gardner. She joins her beloved and adored daughter, Teresa Isaac, and her siblings, Artie Gardner, Darrell Gardner, Louise Gardner, Arline Odom and Lorena Horn, in heaven.
   Loretta leaves behind her loving husband of 14 years, Jerry Wayne Walker, and her children, Christina Uhl (Don) of Manteca, CA, John Lane III of Modesto, CA, and Joel Lane of Manteca, CA. She also leaves behind her step-children, Michelle Lane Lee of Georgia, Tracy Bailey of Georgia, Holly Lyttle of North Carolina, Nick Walker of South Carolina, Chris Walker of Arizona, as well as her foster son, Michael Joslin of Nevada. She was blessed with 12 grandchildren, David, Mathew and Caleb Brandau, John IV and Lois Lane, Addy, Harper, and Weston Walker, Melissa La Rose, Brandon and Cheyenne Beard, Demo Smaragdas, Devon and Kristen Bailey, Erin, Jamie and Lauren Uhl. In addition, she leaves her siblings, Sandra Bristow and Orville Gardner.
   Loretta was a Manteca resident, but was raised in Corcoran, CA and graduated from Corcoran High School. She was a devout Christian and an active member of Southside Christian Church, in Manteca, CA, where she was a Deaconess, and headed up many fundraisers and community outreach activities.
   Loretta dedicated her life to serving others and regularly assisted friends, neighbors, and her community whenever a need arose. She was a volunteer tax preparer at the Manteca Library for over 20 years and volunteered with the Red Cross heading up local blood drives.  In her downtime, she enjoyed music, singing, craft fairs, and spending as much time as she could at her mountain get-a-way in Twain Harte, CA.  She was a wonderful advisor as well as a shoulder to cry on. She was direct and didn’t sugar coat anything. She loved unconditionally and always made everyone feel secure. Loretta was the matriarch of the family, she kept everyone together and focused.  Her commitment to helping everyone around her made her a true Shepherd of God. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed.
   P.L. Fry and Son is honored to serve the Walker family. Please visit our website at, search obituaries for more information on services or for condolences to the family.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, June 12, 2020