SANFORD — Loretta Moore “Yoyo” Thomas, 54, of Sanford, passed away Saturday (04/10/21) at Central Carolina Hospital.

She was born in Lee County on Dec. 14, 1966, to Richard Moore “Buddy” Thomas and Mary Magdalene Hall Thomas. Loretta was employed by Sampson Bladen Oil Company (Handy Hugo) and previously was a longtime employee of The Pantry offices. She was a loving and kind person who would light up a room. Loretta adored her grandchildren who were her life. She was the life of the party and loved by all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.

Loretta is survived by her father Buddy Thomas of Sanford and mother Magdalene Thomas of Sanford; husband David Scott Thomas of Sanford; son Aaron Shafer of Michigan; daughter Jennifer Blodgett and husband Tim of Sanford; sister Annette Murchison and husband Eddie “Big Ed” of Sanford; grandchildren, Lillian Shafer, Abigail Shafer, Talin Blodgett and Ryker Blodgett; special nieces, Amber Nelson and husband Josh of Siler City, and Brittany and John Dwyer of Sanford; and great nieces and nephews J.J., Mackenzie, Loralii, Merrett, Caleb, and Fischer.

A celebration of life service is 1 p.m. Saturday at Life Springs Church, 3215 Keller Andrews Road, Sanford, with Pastor Shane Wilson and the Rev. Curtis Norris officiating.

Per the family’s request, please wear bright colors to celebrate the memory of Loretta.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to a college fund for the grandchildren which will be set up by the family.

Online condolences can be made at www.bridgescameronfuneral

home.com.