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Sophia (Weaver) Lofton

February 12, 1935 ~ March 22, 2019 (age 84)

Sophia Weaver Lofton, a resident of Mount Vernon, Alabama, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, March 22, 2019.  She was 84 years old.  She was employed with Mobile County Public School System for 10 years and she owned her own business for many years.  Sophie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoyed singing and dancing and going to the casino.  She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lofton; one daughter, Connie Lofton; parents, Hiram and Sally Weaver; siblings, Marie Sullivan, Josiah Weaver, and Louisa Rivers.  Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Martha Evans (Wayne), Agnes Byrd (Virgil), Hiram Lofton, Otis Jr. (Karen), David Lofton (Marie), William Lofton (Christine), Sylvia Byrd, Sarah Hopkins (Alex Jr.); thirty-one grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Irene Weaver, Darby Weaver, Magdeline Schaffer, Levert Lofton (Bill); sisters-in-law, Rosie Rivers, Annie Weaver, and Jenny Byrd; brother-in-law, James Lofton; devoted nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.  A wake will be held for Sophie from 6pm until 9pm Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Saint Theresa Catholic Church.  Rosary will begin at 5:45pm.  The mass of the resurrection will be 11am Monday, March 25, 2019, at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, with Rev. John Coghlan, celebrant.  Burial will follow in Byrd Cemetery.  Online condolences may be given at www.freemancitronelle.com.  Freeman Funeral Home – Citronelle, Alabama

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