"Dignity without Compromise"

Lorraine Potts

Lorraine Potts, Okmulgee resident, died Sunday morning, June 18, 2006 in Okmulgee at the age of 62. She was born May 22, 1944 in Huntington Park, California to the late Harold and Ida (Erikson) Lippold. She worked for many years as a retail clerk at Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penny as well as other business after moving to Okmulgee. She was a member of Jubilee Christian Center where she was a volunteer and school secretary until January of this year. On April 29, 1987 Lorraine married Lawrence Ray Potts in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1999. She is survived by her children, Robin Stafford of Okmulgee, Lawrence Ray Potts and wife Charman of Arkansas, Rhonda DeLaCruz of Oregon, and Kelly Pitts and husband Jeremy of Okmulgee, a sister, JoAnn Collins of California, two nephews, Randy and Rod Collins of California, ten granddaughters and two grandsons.

Missing you…

You were our Mother,

Our Grammy,

Our beloved sister,

And our trusted friend

Now you are our hopes,

Our dreams,

And our guardian angel,

You will be with us,

In our prayers

in our hearts,

And in our souls

Now help the lord guide us,

Teach us,

And encourage us to stay strong

For we will be missing you…

Love always,


A graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at the Okmulgee Cemetery with Reverends Dale and Colleen Litsey officiating. A reception will follow in the Okmulgee Community Room. Mrs. Potts requested that friends and family refrain from wearing black clothing at her service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jubilee Christian Center and School in her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.