Loretta Ladd was born in Dayton, OH on December 28, 1938, to Lowell and Lucille Brown. She enjoyed a good long life with her husband, Cornelious (Dip) Ladd along with their four children, Valdez, Derrick, Dwayne and Denise and long-time family friends the Suttons. Her health declined over the last five years. She went to be with the Lord in the early hours of Thursday morning, January 5, 2023.
Cornelious and Loretta moved their family to the Cincinnati area in 1973 as a result of a job relocation. Her career was spent moving up the corporate ladder within the US Postal Service. She began as an entry-level mail clerk but participated in supervisory and management trainings that eventually led to the Regional Fleet Operations Manager and later to become head over numerous post masters throughout the Tri-State area. Yes, she loved her job! Her accolades were many earning her the title as the “first black female” in positions she held throughout her career.
Loretta’s passing comes after her parents and two sisters, with her eldest sister, Joann Gross, just passing on December 22, 2021, in addition her second eldest son, Derrick, passed away on February 6, 2015. She leaves behind her husband Cornelious, their three children Valdez and wife (Aska), Dwayne and Denise. Her nephew and niece, Ronald Gross (son Aron) and Vicki Weathers (son Francisco and daughter Francesca Weathers). Grandchildren Christina Allen, Daniel Ladd, Erika Ladd and Kaylee Mallard. Dennis Parks and his wife and all the families in Tennessee. Sister-n-Law Knobby Jo Parks (sons Rod and Muddy Parks). Family life-long friends Donald, Quindara and Donny, Taiwo and Keyande Sutton. And many others extended family and friends.