McCALL, Loretta H a resident of Montgomery, Alabama passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Graveside service will be Saturday, January 08, 2022-1pm at New Pleasant Valley AME Zion Church Cemetery, 4317 Mason Road, Hope Hull, Alabama 36043. Visitation will be Friday, January 07, 2022 at the Chapel of Magnolia Cremations & Funeral Services, 901 South McDonough Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104. (8am to 7pm)
Loretta Howard McCall, affectionally called "Honey" as a child, was the eldest child born to the late Eloise Smith Howard and Jeremiah Howard on January 30, 1935, in Hope Hull (Lowndes County), Alabama.
She was educated in the Lowndes County and Montgomery Public School systems. She graduated from George Washington Carver High School and continued her education at Alabama State University.
Loretta married James McCall in 1954; two daughters were born to this union. During James' military career, Loretta and the girls followed him to several cities in the U.S. and abroad, allowing the very gregarious Loretta time to develop life-long friendships with other military families.
After settling down in Montgomery again, she worked with Montgomery Community Action Headstart and became a lead teacher. Loretta was also an enthusiastic salesperson for Mary Kay Cosmetics for several years, and she made many friends and acquaintances through customer relationships.
She leaves her memories to be cherished by: two daughters, Bonnie (Cedric) Thomas, Sandra Grant; two granddaughters, Ariuna (Marcus) Berg and Tia Jackson; two grandsons, Amari Berg and Karter Jackson; three brothers, Prince (Cherry) Howard, Loyd (Lucille) Howard, Jerry (Caldonia) Howard; one sister, Elnora (Tony) Baine; loving cousins, Mary Bevard, Mable "Penny" Jordan; devoted friends, John Davis and Hazel Edelin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband James McCall; her sister, Jerelyn Sharpe; her brothers, Timothy Howard, Eddie Louis Howard and William Howard, and granddaughter Kennedi Jackson.