Jesus finished preparing Sara’s room and called her to her heavenly home Sunday, April 15th at 4:15 pm. She was surrounded by family and friends at home after a spirited 19 year battle against breast then liver cancer.
Born in Dothan, AL to Henry and Helen (Smith) Loftin Oct 28, 1941, her family moved to Pensacola in 1954. She graduated from Escambia High (Go Rebels) in the class of 1960 then attended business school in Pensacola. She worked many years at Hamrick Htg & A/C. Sara first met her husband on the golf course and they married Nov. 22, 1975.
Sara was a dedicated member of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church for over 37 years serving on various committees, helping with MYF and the notorious youth choir tours. When she was no longer needed to haul youth in her minivan she became the Lamp Store Lady working at Galleria Lamps & Shades. Sara was an enthusiastic friend to all she met and used her phone to stay close to both family and friends.
Sara was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and son (still at birth). She is survived by her husband, Tom, daughter Stephanie (Matt) Brown of Mobile, beloved grandchildren, Evan and Sara Beth, brother James (Linda) Loftin of Pace, FL, sisters-in law, Carol (Doug) Baily of Macomb, IL, Marilyn (Bob) Hurt of Dakota, MN, and Amy (Steve) Ruebush of Blandinsville, IL, cousin, Dickey Smith and many special nieces, nephews, their spouses and offspring.
A special thanks to the medical staff at Sacred Heart Hospital, Emerald Coast Hospice, family, and friends for their love, prayers, and support.
Visitation will be Friday, April 20th from 5:00-8:00 pm in the sanctuary at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Memorial service will be held at 1:30pm, Saturday, April 21st at the same location.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GBUMC, 75 Fairpoint Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 to further the work of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
Tom and family
I've known Sara since our days at Escambia High. She was a great organizer for our many reunions. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aubrey & Charlotte MorrisPensacola, FL
Tom, we are so sad to learn of Saras passing. We know you will be comforted by your family. With sympathy, Lynn and Bill Schulz
Bill and Lynn SchulzGulf Breeze,, FL
Dear Tom and Family,
May God and His Peace be with you during this difficult time. Blessings, Larry and Gayle Monserrate
Larry and Gayle MomserrateGulf Breeze, FL
Sarah was our classmate at Escambia High, Class of 1960, and very active in planning our reunions, and for the past several years, our annual reunions. Sarah was always friendly and smiling. She was a beautiful person who will be dearly missed by all of us. God bless you all.
Beth Davis LucasPENSACOLA, FL
It has been a long battle for you, Sara, you fought long and hard. Now, may you rest in peace. Nadine
Nadine MeadeGulf Breeze, FL
We will miss our dear sister-in-law. She was the consummate communicator. We had so much fun together over the years. She helped make great memories!
Marilyn SpeerDakota, MN
Tom, Stephanie and family,
We want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sara and her will to live life to its fullest and incredibly positive attitude will never be forgotten. We love you and trust you are getting comfort from those close to you. Our deepest sympathy, Patti, Peter, Amy, Michael and Mary
The Brown FamilyGulf Breeze, FL
Sara was such a sweet, friendly lady always wearing a smile. I am saddened to learn of her passing. Prayers for her family!
Linda TerhaarPenscola, FL