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“To the family of Loretta,So sorry for your loss. When someone you love becomes a memory the memory become a treasure so treasure the memoryMatt 5:4...Read More »
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“A really special lady who treated me like one of the family. Many happy times playing AMTRAK around the dining room table after hugh, delicious meals...Read More »
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“Many happy memories with this family. Playing cards and square dancing. Audeen and I were room mates in Lubbock. She had 7 siblings and I had 5. ...Read More »
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“Ricky, Sherry, Rhonda, Cheryl, & Turner families--once again you have lost a loved family member. Loretta was a pretty & special Lady. Loretta always...Read More »
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Our beloved mother, Loretta Turner Burns, age 90, went to be with her loving husband of 68 years, LeRoy Burns, and our Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Lockney Hospital. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada with Pastor Tim Franks officiating. Interment to follow at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

She was born on February 5, 1926 in Floydada to V.D. (Virgil) and Josie Valree (Medley) Turner. She attended school in Floydada and married LeRoy B. Burns on October 27, 1942 in Lubbock. Other than a few years living in California and Oregon while LeRoy was in the service, Loretta lived her entire life in Floydada. She was a Girls Scout Leader for 12 years; volunteer for Spirit of Sharing from 1990 until 2015; and a member and officer of the Rebecca Lodge for a number of years. She worked as a secretary at City Auto for several years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floydada. Loretta loved cooking for everyone and always had a house full for meal. She loved talking about and showing pictures of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Loretta was the oldest of eight children. She had a sweet smile and will be forever missed by her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband; LeRoy Burns, her parents; Virgil and Valree (Medley) Turner; three brothers; Delmar (Bud) Turner, Doyle Turner, Robert (Shorty) Turner and wife Louise Pritchett Turner; and daughter-in-law; Rebecca Baxter Burns.

She is survived by son; Richard Burns of Lubbock; three daughters; Sherry Hacker and husband Clifford, Rhonda Guthrie and husband Larry, Sheryl Back and husband Earnest all of Floydada, 10 grandchildren. 26 great grandchildren, 3 foster grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, two brothers; Elton Turner and wife Sandra of Flagstaff, AZ, Dorman Turner and wife Annette of Wimberly, TX, two sisters, Audeen Irwin and husband Sherman of Lubbock, Margie Young and husband Travis of Floydada, three sisters-in-law's, Dorothy Turner of Floydada, Bonnell Waldrop of Bakersfield, CA and Johnnie Drake of California and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; caregiver, Wendy Kemp and a very special Aunt Lorene Ford (105 years old) of Shawnee, OK.

Pallbearers are her grandson, Cliff Hacker, Cris Hacker, Clint Hacker, Ryan Burns, Chad Guthrie, Shane Derryberry, Rowdy Derryberry and Robert Back.

Honorary Pallbearers are her granddaughters, Amy Copeland and Shonda Guthrie.

Memorials may be made to Floydada Spirit of Sharing, Floydada EMS, Floydada Fire Department or Floydada First Baptist Church.