On Sept. 2, 2015, Loretta’s work here was completed. She received a new offer with benefits that included a family reunion and friends she had not seen in a long time. Her new position takes her to a place where she can continue her love of family, dancing, traveling, and good food. Pepe’s has lost a good customer.
Loretta was born Oct. 27, 1937 to Sherman J. Allen and Corrine Taylor Allen. She graduated from Minden High School in 1955 and was a member of First Baptist Church.
She loved her family. Her heart beat faster every time her husband of 58 years entered the room. Her life is celebrated by survivors, which include her husband William Thomas “T-Bone” Sharpling; daughters and their spouses Terri and Robert Billeck and Susan and Chuck Haynes; brother Sherman Wayne Allen. Others blessed to learn many of her valuable lessons include grandchildren: Jennifer Sandeno and spouse James; Sara Beth Martinez and spouse Juan; Tracy Voyles; Beau Billeck Sr.; and Gatlin Billeck. Great-grandchildren: Alexis Sandeno, Jamie Sandeno, Adrian Perea, Jacob Perea, Brooklyn Billeck, Wyatt Voyles, Miranda Voyles, and Beau Billeck Jr.
Services will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 with the Rev. Bill Crider officiating. Visitation is one-hour prior to service time. Interment is at Gardens of Memory in Minden.
Her family will cherish her memory.