Mrs. Naomi Loretta Prince Rauls, 66, of Yulee, Fla., passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2019, at her home.
Born May 12 in Fernandina Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of the late George Lorinza Prince and Daisey Mae Prince. She grew up in O’Neal, Fla., and attended Peck High School and FCCJ of Jacksonville, Fla.
She met and married the love of her life, Eugene (Sonny) Rauls, in March of 1971 and to this union three sons were born.
Loretta accepted the Lord at an early age. She joined the Third Zion Baptist Church where she served faithfully as the minister of music entirely. She also was a part of the choir, mission ministry and praise team. Music and singing were her passionate gift. She founded several singing groups, The Community Echoes, The Choraliers and All God’s Children Choir.
She was employed at Container Corporation of America/Rock Tenn for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Stars under Silver Square Masonic Lodge No. 703 in Yulee, Fla.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Yvonne Parrish.
Sister Rauls leaves to mourn and cherish her memories, her three sons, Michael (Ava) Rauls of Yulee, Brian (Lisa) Rauls of Folkston and Shawn Rauls of Yulee; a sibling, Lydia Parrish; grandchildren, Raron, Briana, Anton, JaMarri and Devin Rauls; a host of in-laws, family and sorrowing friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Journey Church.
Her family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Third Mount Zion Church.
She will be laid to rest in O'Neal Cemetery.
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