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Died March 13, 2006

Lehretta "Mama Retta" Alma Walters Rabatin, 83, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Born in Mannington, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Cashissus and Flora Cooper Walters and the wife of the late Joseph Rabatin. She was formerly employed with Morrisons Cafeterias and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit #67 in Florida and Unit #45 in Goldsboro and the National Order of Alley Cats #507.

She is survived by a son Ron Masters and wife, Phyllis, of Goldsboro; two sisters, Anna Jean and Frances; a grandson, David Masters, and his wife, Stacey, of Graham; a granddaughter, Amy Allen, and her husband, Jason of Greensboro; six great grandsons, Sam McNeil III, Tyler McNeil, Cameron McNeil, Joshua Masters and Zacharia Masters, all of Pikeville, and Liam Allen of Greensboro.

A graveside funeral will be held at a later date at Hillsboro Memorial Park in Brandon, Fla.

The family will receive friends Friday night from 7 until 9 at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the DAV Chapter #45 & Unit #45, 112 Patrick Street, Goldsboro, N.C., 27530.


Published in Obituaries on March 16, 2006 2:17 PM