Robert Cecil Lofton

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 17, 1933 – April 15, 2018


NATCHEZ — A celebration of life service honoring Robert Cecil Lofton, 84, who died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at his residence, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Natchez Church of God on McNeely Road, with the Rev. Grady Fulton and the Rev. H. Wayne Hall officiating.

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Visitation with the family will be from noon until service time Thursday at the church.

Mr. Lofton donated his body to science with Genesis Legacy in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. Lofton was born May 17, 1933, in Bunkley, the son of Jeff Davis Lofton and Ettie Rebecca Ellington Lofton. He married Betty Jean Johnson, Aug. 3, 1956.

He received his evangelistic license Jan. 30, 1968. He began his pastorate in The Church of God of Prophecy in August 1978, until his retirement. He received his bishop license Nov. 30, 1979. He and his wife worked in the kitchen at Kamp Kumbaya each summer. They were loved very much and respected by all who knew them.

Mr. Lofton was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jean Johnson Lofton; one granddaughter, Melanie Denise Bateman; one grandson, Michael Ugene Hulsey; and four brothers, Jeff Davis Lofton Jr., William Ernest Lofton, Charles David Lofton Sr., and Kenneth Glenn “Boe” Lofton.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Lofton Hulsey and Linda Lofton Bland and husband, Jodie Lee, all of Natchez; three granddaughters, Crystal Hulsey, Renee Bateman and Pamala Hulsey, all of Natchez; five great-granddaughters, Saige Caviness, Sarah Stouder, Faith Grace, Macy Bernard and Taylor Hulsey; five great-grandsons, Brandon Stouder, James Grace, Josiah Grace, Eric Fuller Jr. and Walter Mackel Jr.;  one sister, Louise Comeaux; five sisters-in-law, Lennie Lofton, Margaret Lofton, Dorothy Reid, Annette Barnett and husband, Delbert, and Delores Bland and husband, Gillis;  two brothers-in-law, Paul Johnson and wife, Cricket, and Lewis Johnson and wife, Patsy; a very special friend, Elaine Halford; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert Lofton’s memory to The Church of God of Prophecy, 12 Myrtle Dr., Natchez, MS 39120 or to a charity of choice.