Dec 22 2016
Nellie Mae Lofton, 87, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at her home with her loving family beside her. She was born July 30, 1929 in Vidalia, GA to the late Ephfraim & Janie Cannady. Nellie had lived in Folkston for the past 10 years, was a previous member of Grace Baptist Church, was very involved in the church’s activities and women’s groups. She loved her family, raising her children and will be dearly missed. Nellie is predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Perry Hayward Lofton, Sr.; daughter, Janice Stover; son, Gary Lofton; granddaughter, Prudence Lofton; brother, Buddy Cannady; sisters, Laura Sealy, Florence Dexter and Maude Womack. Survivors include her sons, Perry Lofton, Jr. (Gaye), Allen Lofton; daughters, Linda Lofton, Patsy Jordan (Tim), Brenda Lofton Charles; 19 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Sue Toole, Daisy Osborne, Frances Bourgholtzer, Eva Harden and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 28 at 11am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville 32218, with Rev. Charles Mullis officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday beginning at 10am at the funeral home, 904-714-1110. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heartland Hospice of GA.