The Lord unexpectedly called our baby boy, Ronnie Dale Lofton, III, home on January 14, 2021, after just three short months.
Ronnie was born October 9, 2020, in Wausau to loving parents Chelsie Whitely and Ronnie Lofton, Jr. Right from the start baby Ronnie was advanced. He even started holding his head at just one-month-old. He loved baby babble and watching his brothers and sisters play. More than anything, he loved watching his mommy; he looked at her in such awe and amazement. We will miss his “duck face”, dressing him up, and his baby talk. Above all else, we will miss kissing his hands and his feet and his adorably precious smile. Because he was a donor, he is now a hero to three other babies’ families, but Ronnie was ALWAYS a hero to us.
Ronnie is survived by his mommy and daddy Chelsie Whitely and Ronnie Lofton, Jr.; siblings Ashanti Lofton, Kiyana Lofton, Ronneyah Lofton, Deja Lofton, Cecilia Lofton, Aneika Lofton, Kyrin Lofton, Levi Lofton, Adrian Cheyka, and Lene Cheyka; maternal grandparents Jimmy Don Whitely and Felicia High; paternal grandparents Ronnie Lofton, Sr. and Valeria Broadnax; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral service for Ronnie Dale Lofton, III will be held Friday, January 22, 2021, at 4:30 pm at Brainard Funeral Home- Wausau Chapel, 522 Adams Street, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403. Visitation will be held from 3:30 pm until the time of the service. As a final tribute to Ronnie, stuffed animals are encouraged to be brought and placed near the casket.
We want to thank, with deep gratitude, the entire team at Marshfield Medical Center- specifically Dr. Oelstrom, Amy, and Jessica and the skilled surgeons who helped Ronnie’s legacy live on through donation. And most importantly, thank you Ronnie Dale Lofton, III for being our forever hero.
Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not
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