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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Gregory Deon Lornes

  • Gregory Deon Lornes, 41, of Ardmore, passed away September 20, 2012, at Mercy Memorial Health Center. Greg was a shining light in so many lives and he is loved and remembered by many.
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  • Gregory Deon Lornes, 41, of Ardmore, passed away September 20, 2012, at Mercy Memorial Health Center. Greg was a shining light in so many lives and he is loved and remembered by many.
    Greg was born on May 2, 1971, in Marietta, Oklahoma, to Frank and Naomi (Manuel) Lornes. He was a lifelong member of Nazarene Baptist Church in Burneyville, Okla. Greg loved sharing memories of his childhood in Marietta and of all of the friends and relatives to whom he was so close. He loved being a big brother to his sister, Shataka, and he rarely missed a day of calling his dear mother to chat about his day. She was so special to him and he will always be Momma's Boy.
    Greg graduated from Marietta High School in 1989 and from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1992. While in high school and college, Greg excelled in sports and was truly a natural athlete. He was a 3-Time All American in football and after 20 years ago since attending SOSU, Greg still holds records for interceptions.
    Greg lived in Fort Myers, Florida, from 1997 until 2006, and became the father to four children during his time there. Upon his return to Oklahoma, he met his future wife, Deesha (Daugherty) Lornes and they were wed on November 12, 2011, in Davis, Oklahoma. Greg found his place in the world providing for his family, spoiling his wife, and being the best dad he could be.
    Many people in the community came to know Greg while he was working at one of the local Pro-Mart convenience stores in Ardmore. He enjoyed explaining that this was his "second" job, that he did in his spare time, just to be able to indulge his family. He loved to talk with the customers and, if he could have, he would have given a hug to each one of them. He just completely loved people.
    Greg was incredibly dedicated to his job at Atlantic Corporation where he was the Warehouse Supervisor for their Ardmore, Oklahoma location. He took pride in knowing that he was solely responsible for such a large operation and he lived and breathed that job.
    Greg was a husband and father above all else. He loved his children and step-children more than anyone knew and spent every free moment with them and his wife. He would rather have been at home, playing with the kids or helping them with homework than anywhere else in the world. He also enjoyed taking care of his home, yard and his truck, making each of them as clean and perfect as possible.
    Greg is survived by his wife, Deesha Lornes of the home; his parents, Frank L. and Naomi Lornes of Marietta; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Stan and Sue Daugherty of Ardmore; his grandfather, Frank Lornes of Burneyville; his sister, Shataka Lornes-Payne of Houston, Texas; his children, Azia Malice-Lee Lornes, Alexa Deonne Lornes, Brooklyn Dion Lornes, Gregory Deon Lornes, Jr., and Zaylee Nicole Teran; his three stepsons, Coby Tyler LeFlore, Kallen Rayne Watterson, and Cash Riley Watterson; his nieces and nephews, Morgan and Mikhaela Payne of Houston, Texas; Christian, Morgan, Megan and Austin Daugherty of Gainesville, Texas; and many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
    Page 2 of 2 - Greg was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lee and Bertha Lee Manuel, and his paternal grandmother, Sammie V. Lornes.
    A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2012, in the Auditorium at Marietta High School. Pastor Lawrence Anderson will officiate. The Interment will follow at Dunbar Cemetery in the Dunbar Community, 10 miles West of Marietta.
    Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday. The family will receive friends in Kirk Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
    Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home.
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