In Loving Memory: Edna ‘Susie’ Lofton

Press Release

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Sister Edna Lofton from this life into the eternal.

Sister Susie Lofton, as she was known to many, was born in 1951 in Knoxville, TN, and reared at the Tomlinson Home for Children between 10 and 15 years of age. She accepted the Lord and joined the Church at age ten, which set the stage for her faithful service to the Lord in many capacities for years to come. At age 18, she began working at the White Wing Publishing House where she met Bishop Walter Lofton, who currently serves as Church Historian of The Church of God. Brother and Sister Lofton were married in 1970 and celebrated 53 years of marriage prior to her passing.

During her 62 years as a member of the church, Sister Lofton was a faithful Sunday School teacher, and piano player, authored several books and articles for the Church’s publications, and worked as a typesetter during the Church’s reorganization period. She was a talented cook, seamstress, and painter, whose God-given artistic abilities would be used to make quilts for missions and design backdrops and props for several Assembly auxiliary programs, conventions, and other events.

In addition to her husband, she leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Kami and Wanda, and four grandchildren, Savannah, Andrew, Brandon, and Whitney. Funeral services for Sister Lofton will be held at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home in Marmet, West Virginia on Thursday, April 27th, 2023, at 2:00 PM with visitation at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, friends can make a donation in her name to The Church of God/Tabernacle Fund at