Lois Christopher was born into this life on August 28, 1932, in Laneburg, Arkansas to Leonard and Fannie Mae McDaniel Flemons.
Lois accepted Christ as a young lady and was a lifelong member of Mt. Cannan Baptist Church where she once served as chair of the kitchen committee. She believed strongly that although one is not saved by his works, a man shows his faith by his works (James 2:18).
She grew up to possess a beautiful spirit and blossomed into a beautiful young woman. She made many sacrifices to raise her children based on love and discipline. She was a part of the generation that counted motherhood as a virtue because a mother knew the difference between a house and a home. So, her golden accomplishment in life was to make a loving home that would produce a tapestry of memories for which her family would forever cherish and relish.
In her lifetime she worked at the Beirne Mill, Gurdon Hospital, cooked at several restaurants, and retired from Firestone Building Products.
She was the epitome of a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, homemaker, friend, aunt, matriarch, mentor, neighbor, counselor, confidante, and servant. Her doors were always open to family, strangers, and friend s. She loved holidays and along with those holidays came a great feast. Lois spent quality time fishing and quilting. She loved to cook “soul food” and her home was the place to gather for a great meal and tons of laughter. If she thought you were hungry, if you looked like you were hungry Lois would feed you.
Those she touched and those who knew her witnessed her genuine love for all. She was a believer in “treating others, as you would have them to treat you”. She was preceded in transition by her parents, a sister, Lucille Williams, and her son, Timothy Christopher (2005). She traded time for eternity on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
She leaves to honor and celebrate her life’s journey: her children, Bonnie (Rev. Charles) Cooper, Teresa Muldrow, and Michelle Christopher all of Gurdon; a bonus daughter, Carrie (Mack) Marshall; sister-in-law Ella Christopher; ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves special friends, Betty Taylor, Mildred Anderson Cleo Edwards – cousin, and Mary Spearman; special neighbors, Lamar & Lois Williams, as well as, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Public visitation will be Friday, October 29, 2021, from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held at the Pavilion at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Quinton Radford, officiating and Rev. Johnny Harris, eulogist. Interment will be at Sweet Home Cemetery in Prescott, Arkansas.