Loretta Kay Brown of Jacksonville passed away at Vidant Medical Center on February 2nd.

Loretta was born Loretta Hancock and raised in Onslow County where she also built her life. She graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1972 and married her husband, Kenneth in 1973. Loretta was a homemaker and took great care of her family and friends. She was always willing to help out anyone who may have been in need, going above and beyond in the process.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Ray Brown of 44 years, their only child, Heather Brown Terry, and a brother Charles Hancock. She is preceded in death by her parents Erasmus Augustus Hancock and Lula Ettrie Edens Hancock and also a brother Eddie Hancock.

The family will receive friends Monday afternoon, Feb. 12th, from 12:30pm until 1:30pm at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville. A graveside service will follow at 2:00pm at Onslow Memorial Park.

She will greatly missed as a loving wife and mother, but the love felt for her will live on.