Delena (Wilson) Loveless, 80, of Little Rock, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 6, 2008. She was born to the late Joe and Ethel Wilson of Dover, Arkansas on December 29, 1927.
Delena is survived by her devoted husband, Cecil Loveless; her loving sister, Evelyn Wilson; sons Robert, and his wife Kathy of Little Rock, and Larry, and his wife Kimberly of Fredericksburg, Virginia; grandson Jacob, and his wife Kelly and granddaughter Rebecca, both of New York; and a host of beloved friends.
Delena devoted her early years to raising her family. She later went to work for the State Board of Nursing from which she retired after 19 years. She was loved and respected for her generosity, sincerity, her wit and strength of character and her devotion to family and church, Immanuel Baptist, where she was a long-time member.
Delena was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who always put family first. She enjoyed cooking, sharing time with her friends and family and church activities. Gina and Mark Eyerman, Charles and Fern Jamison, Loree Olinghouse and Louise Vanzandt were but a few of the many beloved members of her extended family.
The family wishes to thank the many wonderful caregivers of Arkansas Hospice and especially Terrie Lynn for their kindness, devotion and compassionate care during these difficult times.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, (501)224-8300. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211, or to Arkansas Hospice, 5600 West 12th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.