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Loretta Johnson Laurore

It is with much sadness that the Laurore, Johnson and Urey families announce the home going of Loretta Johnson Laurore (affectionately called Teta, Aunty Teta, and Cousin Teta), wife and lifetime partner of Archbishop Joel Laurore. She was surrounded at the time of death by her family members and church family.  Loretta was peacefully called home on Saturday, September 9th 2017 at her home in Bixby, Oklahoma. She was a loving, devoted and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunty.  Loretta was a faithful servant of the Lord, a great mentor for many women in the United States and Liberia, and a dear and beloved relative and friend. Although we mourn her passing, we celebrate and praise God for the abundant and victorious life that she lived.

She is survived by her husband, Archbishop Joel Laurore, her children, Christine Domond (Will), Michaelle Holbird (Greg), Jorette Gilkes (James), Immanuella Senatus (Jeanaude), grandchildren, Valencia Laurore, Grahmia Graham, Joely Graham, Yshua Gilkes, Joel-Michael Fontus, Ezriel Graham, Gabrielle-Nissi Fontus, Zion Gilkes, Jisselle Senatus, Jeanaude Senatus Jr, Majesty Gilkes, Zylirah Senatus , her sisters, Vera Walker, Mercy Bates (Eddie) and Edrina Denard, brothers, Stanton B. Johnson(Lourdes) and Bishop Darlingston G. Johnson (Chrys), nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Home going services will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma as follows:

Viewing will be held on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at:
Moore Funeral Home
9350 East 51st Street South,
Tulsa OK, 74145

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 11:00 AM at:
Boston Avenue Methodist Church
1301 South Boston Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119

USA Contacts:
Christine Domond                         918-230-0542
Michaelle Holbird                          918-933-8744                                    
Stanton B. Johnson                       801-232-4260
Bishop Darlingston Johnson           202-409-4656

Hotel Information:

Fairfield Inn & Suites
3214 S 79th East Ave
Tulsa, OK

Maarriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills
1902 E 71st St. Tulsa, OK 74136
Telephone: 918-493-7000

La Quinta Inn & Suites Tulsa Airport
23 N 67 E AVE Tulsa OK, 74115
Tel: 918-949-3600

Holiday Inn express & Suites
8405 E 102nd St South
Tulsa, OK 74133

Hampton Inn & suites
8220 S Regal Blvd
Tulsa, OK 74133