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Loretta Walker

May 12, 1940 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 79)

Loretta Walker was born on May 12, 1949 to Susie Walker and Roosevelt Young. She was educated in Philadelphia School System and graduated from South Philadelphia High School. Loretta, better known as Mickey to family and friends and Aunt Mickey to nieces and nephews.

Loretta gave birth to one child, Pierre Young who was not only her constant companion but also her very best friend. Loretta had an easy going personality with a beautiful smile and a wonderful sense of humor. She was the best Mixologist/ Bartender the city of Philadelphia could ever produce, and she received many rewards and certificates that validated that fact.Loretta had a flare for fashion and she was an awesome seamstress who could turn a rag into an elegant outfit. She enjoyed dancing, playing pinochle and going out to dinner with her son, especially the Bookbinders (making her son pick up the tab!) and spending time with her grandchildren. Loretta loved her family and her family loved her. Every family member has a story to tell about her. Although in her life sickness held her down, it never kept her down. During the last days of her life, the love of her son and step son kept her alive. Not until she heard the words softly in her ear, "Mom we are ok, rest now" did she fall asleep in death.

Loretta was predeceased by her mother Susie Walker; Father Roosevelt Young; Brothers: Richard and Alfred Walker; sisters: Ruth Anthony, Juanita Walker, Laura Williams and Helema Alkhatib.

She is survived by her son Pierre Young, stepson Fred Watkins Jr and step daughter Vanita Jefferson; sisters Alvira Henderson, Helen Owens; brother in law Gilbert Henderson. Grandchildren: Andrea N Mingo and Pierre Jackson; great grandchidlren Tayonna Council and Parrish Council and a host of nieces , nephews and cousins. Sorrowfully,

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