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1931 – 2019

Loretta Hollingsworth was born August 13, 1931 in Baileysville, West Virginia to Buell and Sarah Brewster. She was proud to be a Coal Miner’s daughter! She married Aaron Toler on January 7, 1947. To this union was born 3 sons, Stan, Terry, and Mark. She proudly and affectionately called them her “3 preacher boys”. Shortly after moving to Columbus, Ohio – Aaron was tragically killed in a construction accident.

At church, she later met a handsome bachelor, named Jack Hollingsworth. They were married in Columbus, Ohio on March 25, 1963. In 27 days, Jack and Loretta would have celebrated 56 years of marriage. Loretta went to be with the Lord she loved and served on February 27, 2019 in Yukon, Oklahoma.

Loretta was a licensed Cosmetologist and owned and operated the Beauty Bower and the Clintonville Beauty Salon in Columbus, Ohio. She took great pride in helping her clients look their best. She was active in her church, teaching Sunday School, playing the piano, leading Vacation Bible School, and directing the annual Christmas pageant. Her greatest love was singing Gospel music with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aaron; and 10 brothers and sisters: Buell Jr., Bobby Joe, Ed, Roy, Shirley, Jordan Christian, Danny, Janell, Mickey, and Judy. She is also preceded in death by her oldest son, Dr. Stan Toler.

Loretta is survived by her husband, Jack Hollingsworth, daughter-in-law, Linda Toler; son Terry and his wife Sue; son Mark and his wife Mary; 6 grandchildren and their spouses – Seth (Marcy), Trent (Erin), Aaron (Lauren), Adam (Amanda), Sarah (Jody), and Mariah (Ty). She is also survived by 13 Great Grandchildren: Rhett, Ty, Davis, Jordan, Luke, Anna, Wren, Clara Jane, Lila, Bennett, Milo, Will, and Hayes.

The family will receive friends at the Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm. A service of celebration will be Monday at 1:00pm at the Edmond First Church of the Nazarene.

Comments

  1. I love my aunt Loretta very very much the whole. Family. Was a great Blessing to me

  2. My sweet Aunt Loretta, I have missed you and Uncle Jack’s visit’s for so long. I’m sad and my heart hurts but I wouldn’t mind a peak at your home coming to heaven. With all our family that is welcoming you to your true home. I love you and have sweet memories to hold in my heart. I won’t say goodbye, I will say I love you and till we meet again. I’m praying for the family and close friends mourning your time to leave us. Amen

  3. To Jackie and family
    I just found out Loretta had passed away. Sorry for your loss. We had some good times at Fifth Avenue and the family was a blessing to me. Hope you are doing well. What will it be like when we all get to our eternal home? Our prayers are with you and the family. Love to all.
    Sister Hilda Sanders

  4. Oh how I loved this woman, a beautiful influence in my life, my teacher, my friend. She was blessed with a precious spiritual family and a rock of a husband. She was blessed with longevity..her faithfulness abd kive of God led her to touch many many lives including mine. Celebrate for me too. Diane Williamson Chapman

  5. First of All, I want to send My Love to You Jack, for losing The Love Of Your Life💕 Thank You for The Beautiful Love You Both Lived out as an example to Us All! ❤️ Secondly, I’m sending Love To You Mark, Terry and All of Your Sweet Children & Grands, for losing Your Sweet Mother, Grand and Great. I Know Your All Visiting Cherished Memories Of Her 💝
    My Dear Sweet Friend, Loretta…. More Lovingly remembered as Mam Maw💕
    You will be So Missed by So Many! We shared many Laughs, and usually over Pizza with All the Kids😍 I So Enjoyed the Kindred Spirit We had, between Us 🥰 You My Dear have left such an AMAZING Legacy⭐️ Your Life Story has Always Inspired me, and stirred such an AWE of Our Great, Loving and Merciful God🙏🏼 I’m So Blessed to have known You, and shared Sweet Moments Of Your Beautiful Life and Family Together. I will Always Cherish Those Memories❤️ You did Such a Wonderful Job, Raising Your Three Awesome Preacher Boys, Who I Know Made You So Proud to be called their Momma🥰 Along with the Help from Two Amazing & Godly Men, First Aaron Toler and then Jack Hollingsworth. Priceless Treasures You leave behind in each and every Loved One! I know this though…. They Know Where You Are, They Know They Are Loved, They Know You Are Cheering them on, and They Know They Will See You Again, because Your Whole Life was Spent Lighting the Way Home to Heaven🙏🏼
    In His Great Love,
    Cathy A More

  6. I can close my eyes and hear your voice, still. It’s been a very long time since I have seen you, but you will forever be in my heart! I loved the times I would get to be with my cousin’s grandparents and secretly wished I could call you mine, too! I won’t say “rest well”, because I know you’re dancing with Jesus! So keep dancing and singing and we pray to meet up with you someday! All my love, Melinda

  7. We are sending our love prayers and condolences to the Hollingsworth family at this difficult time of the loss of their mother. We will be praying for you love Kyle and Janet rice

  8. As my heart us so heavy with hurt of losing my Aunt Loretta whom was a special woman in so many ways,from as long as I can remember I only have wonderful memories and stories of my sweet Aunt.I know my mother Janell and the rest of the Brewster Clan are together in greeting her at that beautiful mansion in the sky.I can only hope for such a fulfilling life as that of my Aunt Loretta or Auretta and she would joke.My prayers are sent to my Uncle Jack whom I love just as dearly in this difficult time,but my heart swells in happiness knowing Aunt Loretta has earned her wings as the God fearing woman she devoted her life to being. I love you Aunt Loretta, give my Momma a kiss for me.Fly high 👼 Angel🙏💖🌹

  9. You could always tell that God was blessing Loretta. She was always so quiet in her worship and had a beautiful singing voice. Such a blessing that she and Jack were able to move to Oklahoma to be close to their children. She loved to hear her boys sing and Pastor Mark preach. She is singing in the angel’s choir today! God bless you brother Jack and all your family. My love and prayers are with you!

  10. I did not know Loretta Hollingsworth personally, but I did know her three sons. I was the local Trinity Broadcasting Network manager for several years and Stan, Terry and Mark sang for TBN many times. What great singing and fun time visiting and laughing with them. Their mother had to have been somebody very special to have raised such wonderful Christian boys/men. May God Bless all of you in your loss, but the joy you must have knowing she is in Heaven with Stan and other family members.

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