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Paulette S. Loomis


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We pay tribute to the wonderful life of a wonderful woman, Paulette Sanette Loomis.   She was just 75 when she passed away on July 11, 2022.

Paulette enjoyed the lime light.  Before becoming ill she would, she would make appearances at local events around the Okaloosa County area singing songs and playing various instruments.  Born in Hamilton Ohio the daughter of traveling evangelist minister Rev. Harrison and Evelyn Hornsby.  Upon traveling around the country with her parents they purchased the house of famous burlesque actress Gypsy Rose Lee in Miami Florida where she lived for many years.  She attended school and eventually graduated from Lindsay Hopkins in business management.  During this time she became a nightclub singer and was the headline act of the Fountain Blue Hotel on Miami Beach in the mid1960’s.  She worked in several different things during her career, business management, bartender, drove truck and operated games for traveling carnival companies such as Big A and Deggeller Amusements.  In 1997 herself, husband Arnold, and son Justin were the founding forces of the Loomis Bros. Circus a very popular show that still tours the country today.  She was a resident of Crestview, Florida since 2005.  She is preceded in death by her husband Arnold Loomis and stepson John Loomis.  She is survived by her son Justin of Bushnell, FL, daughter Cerise of Crestview, FL, Stepchildren Mary, Jeannie, Arnold, Michael, Charles, Henry, and Louise. Eight grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren .
Arrangements were a joint effort between Brackney Funeral Service in Crestview, FL  and  Veterans Funeral Care in Clearwater, FL.   Paulette will be celebrated and shall be bid farewell at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on June 22, 2022 at 11:30am.   All who knew her and loved her are encouraged to attend.   Pastor Daniel Richwine has the privilege to officiate.

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