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Colin Lee Lovette

July 8, 1944 ~ November 17, 2018 (age 74)

Colin Lee Lovette danced joyfully into Heaven peacefully in his home on November 17, 2018.  He was born on July 8, 1944 in Richmond County, NC to Edker and Marie Lovette and resided in Raeford. He loved God, his family and his country.  Colin was an ordained deacon with Pittman Grove Baptist Church and a servant of his savior Jesus Christ.  For much of his life he worked at Burlington Industries and Rockwell International as a skilled mechanic and his expertise was vital to business operations.  He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, taking care of his family and singing gospel music.  Colin made a note to all of how 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting All Your Care Upon Him; For He Careth For You”, made a change in his life forever.  We know Colin would remind us today of Psalm 119:76 “May Your Unfailing Love Be My Comfort.”

Colin will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his loving wife of 56 years, Bobbie (Daniels) Lovette; his children, Michael Lovette (Denise) of Slidell, La; Steve Lovette (Jessica) of Charleston, SC; Julie Saunders (Drake) of Raeford; and Robert “Chris” Lovette (Jennifer) of Salisbury, NC.   Also surviving Colin are his brothers Tommie Lovette (Shelby) of Deland, FL; Charles Lovette (Frances) of Inverness, FL; and his sister Linda Pittman (Barry) of Raeford.  Preceded in death by his sister Paula Zaring.  Colin was a proud grandfather of 10: Megan Tillis (Gregory) of Columbus, Ga; Justin Spencer of Raeford NC; SSG Cameron Lovette (Emily) of El Paso, TX; SSG Jhonathan Spencer (Schani) of Raeford, NC; Michael Lovette Jr (Vivian) of Colorado Springs, CO; SPC Seth Lovette of Charleston, SC; SGT Christopher Saunders of Hawaii; SSG Joshua Lupo (Marivel) of Columbus, GA; SrA Mitchell Wilson of Charleston, SC; and Lilian Lovette of Wilmington, NC. He was great-grandfather of 9. 

Visitation will be 1:00pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Pittman Grove Baptist Church.

A funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm.

Burial will be in Raeford Cemetery.

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