Ms. Loretta Marie Small went to her well-earned eternal rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was born June 11, 1939 in Bassett, Va. Ms. Loretta Small graduated from the George Washington Carver High School and went on to receive her B.A. Degree from Virginia Union University, Richmond, Va. She also received a Master of Arts Degree in Business Administration from UNC Greensboro. She was then hired as a Typing and Short-Hand instructor at G. W. Carver High School. She was also employed at Drewry Mason and Magna Vista High Schools where she was dedicated to her students and wanted each one of them to succeed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Paul and Minnie Small; three sisters , (Stella Warner, Georgia Chatman, Joann Eades); and two brothers (Paul Small Jr., Thomas Small).

Those left to cherish her memories most are her sisters: Doretha Grant of Cleveland, Ohio, Gloria Black of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and devoted friends Paulette Copening and Mary O. Herford.

A Home Going Celebration will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at noon with a visitation at 11:30 a.m. at the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverend Warren Watts and Reverend William C. Randolph officiating. Interment will follow in Carver Memorial Gardens.

Collins Funeral Home at Bassett, Va. is respectfully serving the Small family.