Patricia “Pat” Hazel Loftis of Cluster Springs passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at the age of 79. Born in Halifax County on June 29, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Sally Loftis.

Pat was a dedicated member of Black Walnut Baptist Church. She sang in the choir, made flower arrangements for the church and visited the sick and shut-ins.

Pat was a former telephone operator and later a CNA at Woodview, and she was an excellent cake decorator.

She was an inspiration to her family, so strong and brave. She had a great sense of humor and was a devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews.

Survivors are a sister, Janet Loftis Woody, of Cluster Springs; nieces Susan Rutherford and husband Ray Sr., Luanne Walker and husband Tommy, Adrienne Blanks and Angela Allred and husband Mike; great nieces and nephews Warren Rutherford Jr. and wife Kristen, Josh Walker and wife Kaci, Jordan Walker, Jill Walker, Ashlan Garber and husband Dax, Tannar Blanks and wife Taylor, Trevor Seate, Noah Seate, Collin Loftis and Chloe Loftis; great-great nieces and nephews Hadley, Bronwyn, Shanleigh, Will, Dannon, Jett, and Nora; and a sister-in-law, Valrie Loftis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard “Rick” Loftis, and brother-in-law James Woody.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Black Walnut Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, 6-7 p.m. at Black Walnut Baptist Church.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials consider Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box, 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.