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AUG. 14, 1940 -- NOV. 14, 2004

Loretta Joyce DeJesus of Dothan, Ala., a longtime Buffalo resident and employee of West Seneca Developmental Center, died Nov. 14 at home. She was 64.

Born Loretta Joyce Jackson in Buffalo, she graduated from Fosdick-Masten Vocational High School, where she earned a diploma in cosmetology.

For 22 years, she worked as an aide at West Seneca Developmental Center, retiring in 1995. She moved to Alabama later that year.

In Dothan, she was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. DeJesus enjoyed sewing, cake decorating and tending to her plants.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Santos "Tito"; three daughters, Jewel of Dothan, Desiree Jackson of Atlanta and Rayshawn Baynard of Buffalo; a son, Parris of Los Angeles; two sisters, Anglenell Miller and Barbara Jackson, both of Buffalo; two brothers, Charles Jackson and William Jackson, both of Buffalo; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service was held in Dothan. Interment was in Christian Memorial Mortuary, Hartford, Ala.


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