Elsie Lavon Foster Lofton

Published 11:00 am Thursday, February 17, 2022

Funeral service for Mrs. Elsie Lavon Foster Lofton will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2022, at Riverwood Family, with interment in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, February 17, at Riverwood.

Mrs. Lofton, 86, of Brookhaven, passed away February 15, 2022, at her residence. She was born November 3, 1935, to Nathan B. Foster and Mamie Lou Carr Foster. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked over 25 years at First Bank & Trust in Groves, Texas as Head Teller and Bookkeeper. Returning to Brookhaven, she continued working as a teller at Trustmark Bank and bookkeeper for Walmart. Her favorite Bible verse was Matthew 25:40 and she greatly loved the Serenity Prayer, living by the truth that she would change the things she could and accept the things she could not. She enjoyed caring for her family and loved ones. She never met a stranger and always helped anyone in need. She spent time gardening and growing plants, flowers, and trees. She had a tremendous green thumb. The birds benefited from her generous spirit too, she enjoyed watching them as they visited her feeders. After she retired from her busy work schedule, she learned to square dance and joined the Dixie Dancers. She was a member of the Lincoln County Chorale, as well as a student of the arts, enjoying painting and singing. She was a member of LLL of First Baptist Church and loved traveling with her faith family and friends. Her presence will be greatly missed by all of those who loved and knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Lofton; her parents; brothers, Nollie Hilborn Foster, N.B. Foster, Jr., Edward Foster, Ted Foster, Ned Foster, and an infant brother; sisters, Eunice Foster Thames, Geneva Foster Sagers, Cleo Foster Wegrzyn, Audrey Foster, and Evelyn Foster McClelland.

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Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Thomas E. Lofton, Jr., Darren Shane Lofton and wife, Laurie Ann; daughter, Pamela Sue Ayers and husband, Butch; sister, Margaret Foster Mullen; sister-in-law, Willia Mae Foster; five grandchildren, Patrick R. Ayers, Aaron D. Ayers, Sarah E. Ayers, Laci A. Lindsey and husband, Jon and Hailey L. Doty and husband, Brennan; and two great grandchildren, Lofton Beau Lindsey and Preston Scott Doty. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Hospice Ministries caring for mama and all our family. We also want to say thank you to her caregivers for the time and care they gave to our mother.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.