Mrs. Loretta Greene Cornejo, age 76, of River Ridge Road, Fleetwood, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Born March 22, 1946 in Watauga County, Loretta was a daughter of Paul and Katherine Watson Greene. She was a long time member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church. Loretta was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister and mother-in-law ever. With always a smile and in her quiet manner, she made everyone she met feel special and loved. She possessed an incredible work ethic and loved every job she held, including her thirty years of employment at Parkway Elementary School, retiring as cafeteria manager. As Rick stated, 'she was the perfect example of a Proverbs 31 woman, and she was the BEST'.
Loretta is survived by her husband of 27 years, Ricky Charles Cornejo; daughters, Ramona Hamby of Deep Gap and Beverly Sturgill and husband, Rodney, of Jefferson; grandson, Mack Hamby of Deep Gap and granddaughter, Violet Sturgill, of Jefferson; sisters, Karen Lambert and husband, Bruce of Crumpler and Lavila Rash of Fleetwood; brothers, Brice Greene and wife, Reta, of Fleetwood and Don Greene and wife, Janet, of Bristol, TN; mother-in-law, Betty Burkett of Statesboro, GA; and sisters-in-law, Velma Greene, Joyce Carlton and Marsha Greene and husband, C. E., all of Deep Gap, and Carrie Mitchell and husband, Bede, of Statesboro, GA. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Mack A. Hamby; brother, Frank Greene; sister-in-law, Nancy Hamby; brothers-in-law, Jerry Rash, Bill Hamby and Carl Greene; and nephews Ricky Greene, Clyde Hamby, Scotty Lambert and Jensen Kingsley.
Funeral services for Loretta Cornejo will be conducted Sunday afternoon, June 26th at 3 o'clock at Mt. Paran Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Sherrill Wellborn, Rev. Chuck Call and Rev. Derick Wilson. Graveside services will follow in the Mt. Paran Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Austin & Barnes.
Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to the Mt. Paran Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Brice Greene, 11820 US Hwy 221 South, Fleetwood, NC 28626.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cornejo family.