Mickey  Loftis
Mickey Maurice Loftis, 87, longtime resident of Navarro County passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 in Malakoff.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20th at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank, Texas with VNA Chaplain Paul Ramler officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery, near Corsicana, but no graveside services will be conducted. In recognition of the current COVID-19 and Flu Alerts, please carefully consider your own health in traveling. If you were fond of "Bro. Mickey", there are no doubts he cared for you and would not wish to see you stressed over any perceived commitment. Any personal decision not to attend is certainly understood.
Mickey was born in Corsicana on September 20, 1932, a birthday he shared with his father, Luther Leroy Loftis. With the gentle care of his mother, Mary Caroline, nee Sawyer, Mickey grew up in the Pursley Community and graduated from Dawson High School. Mickey became a Journeyman Electrician under the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and worked in the trade throughout his life. He surrendered to the ministry in 1960 and served the Lord as a minister and Chaplain for 55 years. After beginning his ministry at Temple Baptist Church in Los Alamos, NM he then enrolled in the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. During seminary and after graduating, he served as pastor of Navarro Mills Baptist Church, but later returned to Corsicana and pastored Trinity Baptist Church. Years later, Mickey relocated to Kaufman, TX and was employed as a Chaplain with Visiting Nurses Association and ultimately retired from the VNA organization. He continued his role as a pastor with Trinity Baptist Church in Kaufman and later, after his retirement, at Grace Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City, TX.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Frances LaWanda Loftis, nee Murray; sisters Vera Elenora Loftis, Ida Rosellen Humbert, Ethel Leona Humbert and Margaret Altha Nichols; brothers Marcus Leroy Loftis, Charles Luther Loftis, William David Loftis, Chester Raymond Loftis, Vernon Leslie Loftis, Wayne Ray Lotfis and Artie Miller Loftis and son-in-law Randal Dwayne Melton.
Mickey is survived by his wife, Fairy Jo "Jodie" (Martin) Loftis, sister Mary Frances Robinson of Corsicana; sister-in-law Barbara Loftis of Athens, daughters Jeanne Melton of Barry, TX and Annette Jackson and son-in-law Larry Jackson of Rockdale, TX; daughter-in-laws and sons, Susan and Terry Loftis of Corsicana, TX, Barbi and Andy Loftis of Cypress, TX, Cindi and Kevin Jones of Scurry, TX; four granddaughters, Chandra Jackson, Nicole Jackson, Erica Loftis-Pacheco and Jessica Loftis-Agnew; eight grandsons, Cory Loftis, Jory James Barham, Mathew Loftis, Jerod Barham, Shane Loftis, Jacob Barham, Jerod Jones and Justin Jones; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America or the charity closest to your heart. Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eight Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001, phone 866-232-8484 or info@alzfdn.org.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.
Published on March 16, 2020


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Becky Walters
Mar 24, 2020
We mourn the loss of Mickey and prayers for the family. Mickey always had a smile on his face and if there ever was a true “Pastor”, he was one. He always reminded me of Billy Graham. He was always just a phone call away when you needed him. Rest In Peace.
Janice Barlow
Mar 23, 2020
Sending the family prayers.
So sorry for your loss.
Martha Jane Copeland Jones
Mar 18, 2020
Many fond memories of the Loftis family. As we go our different ways we lose touch with our childhood friends. I enjoyed reading Mickey’s life story.
May God bless each one of you.
Brad Crosswhite
Mar 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy Jeanne.