Loretta Belle Thompson-Perigo, 72 of Tulsa, OK., passed away on Dec. 26 2020 at Kansas City University Hospital with her 2 daughters and 2 grandsons by her side. She was born on June 26, 1948 in Talihina, OK to Jeremiah Thompson and Bernice Thompson-Franklin. She was a CNA, CHHA, CMA. She worked at the Cherokee Nation Home Health, a monastery for retired nuns, and a private caregiver. She was a member at Morning Star Church. Loretta enjoyed going to the Coweta Nutrition Center for lunch and seeing her friends. She would even drop by the Choctaw Community center in Talihina for breakfast or lunch if she had an eye appointment. She loved to listen to music and tried to sing along but couldn’t carry a tune. She enjoyed family and friends but especially enjoyed gatherings if there was food involved. She was a people person and always enjoyed talking on the phone and going to different tribal holiday gatherings.
Loretta is survived by her three children Patricia Wesley, Clinton Sago, and Dawn Perigo; two grandsons Cody and Dakota Evans; her sisters Janie Rice, Elsie Lena, Faye Sago, Sandra Thompson; her brother Herman Thompson; and her numerous nieces and nephews along with her friends.
Loretta is preceded in death by her husband Gary Perigo; parents Jeremiah Sr. and Bernice Thompson; and her two brothers Jeremiah Jr. Thompson and Tommy Thompson.
Funeral services will be held on January 6, 2021 at Morning Star and will be buried at the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Services are under the care of Smith Funeral Home 1208 South Main Street, Sapulpa,
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