MARIETTA—Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home as the life of Lovetta Douglass is commemorated. Lovetta was a strong woman of phenomenal grace and dignity. The Celebration will be Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Her final resting place will be in the Dunbar Cemetery.  Lovetta led an exemplary life of strength and courage until deteriorating health impeded her abilities. A lifetime resident of  Love County, she was born in the Ran Community. She and her twin brother, LaBraska, were born April 28, 1941. Though he died at birth, her soul took flight from their home Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 22 days. She and Labraska were the fifth and sixth of 10 children born to Bessie and William Halstied. This woman, who was definitely second to none, attended School at Marietta’s Douglass. When 16 years old, she and Lewis Douglass were blissfully wed, a marriage that lasted more than 60 years.  Four children were born to this union. She received her diploma by completing General Education Development Courses. She began employment at Love County’s Health Department in 1971 and retired 30 years later. Prior to this position, she was a housewife and a homemaker. She accepted Christ as Lord and Savior when 14 years old. A very vital connection with the New Zion Baptist Church, she fulfilled numerous capacities until she became an Alzheimer’s victim years ago. She possessed many gifts and talents, one being the Culinary Arts department. Their home reeked with the aroma of good foods. Other than her twin brother, Lovetta is also preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Courtney Nichole Purvey, a sister, Lorene Foreman; and a brother Jimmie McCarroll. Lovetta leaves to forever cherish precious memories her devoted husband; 4 children and their spouses, Lester and Kim Douglass, Sheila and Delbert Hamilton, Keith Douglass, and Deirdre Douglass; 5 grandchildren, Montre (Kristi) Douglass, Shatrece Douglass, Donovan Purvey, Kylan Douglass, and Quaneisha Rodriquez; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Herculee McCarroll, Perry (Rebecca) Halstied, and Hayze Halstied; 3 sisters, Dorothy (L.J.) Lornes, Etta Halstied, and Willie (Jobie) Kirk; nieces and nephews, a sister in law, Hattie McCarroll, a brother-in-law, Ray Douglas; countless cousins and friends. The family will receive friends in Kirk Funeral Home Chapel  Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m.  Honorary Bearers are Arian Douglass, Tory Douglass, LaBraska Washington, Marquis Foreman, Cecil Douglass and Bobby Anderson; Active bearers are Milton Dailey, Richard McCarroll, Kevin Halstied, Frank Lornes, KorDale Lornes, and Willie Anderson;  Bearers of flowers are Karen Vick, Latosha Lornes, Latronda Lornes, Diana Halstied, Succentto Hennesy, Lisa Anderson, and CaSaundra Foreman. Condolences may be forwarded to