Lettie Livingston, a longtime resident of Spring Lake, North Carolina, died on May 3, 2015 after a long illness. Lettie was born and raised in Norton, Virginia and spent her formative years there supported by lots of friends and family.\n\nLettie married the love of her life, Sam Livingston, became an Army wife and moved with him and their young family to North Carolina. As Sam traveled the world with the military which included assignments to Korea, Vietnam, and Germany, Lettie stayed behind and continued to make a home for their four sons. When all her children were settled in school, Lettie began a career with the Fort Bragg Club system, where she worked for over 20 years before retiring.\n\nShe was an active member of the United Pentecostal Church of Spring Lake, NC where she loved supporting her church family and church activities. She was an excellent cook, loved music and was an avid football fan. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.\n\nLettie is survived by her husband, Sam Livingston (Sergeant Major, USA Retired), and her four surviving sons: Marcus, Larry, Frederick, and Theodore; daughters-in-law: Selene Hutchinson, Lanelle, and Faye; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren; her brother, John Noaks; sister, Australia Gravely; brother-in-law, Frank Gravely; and several nephews, nieces and lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her son, William and her parents, George and Carrah Noaks; siblings: Bertha Harris, George Noaks, Jr., and William Noaks.\n\nA celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:30 AM at the United Pentacostal Church in Spring Lake, 1620 Lillington Hwy, Spring Lake. Funeral services will begin promptly at 12:30 PM. Burial will follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Bragg, NC.