Lois T. Eddins
October 22, 1919 – December 18, 2017
Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Lois Eddins passed away December 18, 2017 at the age of 98. Born October 22, 1919, in Dallas, Texas, Lois was the daughter of Rev. Fred Allen Tucker and Hazel Agnes Tucker Blackburn, and granddaughter of Rev. George Allen Tucker, a founder and signer of Oklahoma’s state constitution. As the daughter of a Methodist minister, Lois and her siblings spent their childhood growing up in many small towns throughout Oklahoma. Lois had a beautiful singing voice and was often featured in high school and college productions. As the “minister’s kid” she was known to give her parents some teenage concerns for using henna on her hair and dancing, or for just being independent and out-spoken, in general! She attended The Oklahoma College for Women and was working in Oklahoma City when she met the love of her life, Charles “Charlie” Eddins. He was selling raffle tickets for a new hat as an ad promotion and he made sure the beautiful young lady behind the ticket window had the winning number. The rest was history, as they say! During the war years, Lois was a secretary at Walt Disney Studios and when they returned to Texas, she became the bookkeeper for the family business, Eddins Galleries in Inwood Village. She was also a successful Mary Kay consultant and jewelry sales representative, but her primary love was taking care of her home and family. She served as room mother year after year throughout her daughter Sally’s school years and hosted many school and church activities in their home. Lois enjoyed reading, playing bridge, going to the movies, traveling the world, Bible Study, sewing, shopping, and spending time with her daughter and her grandchildren. She was beautiful, glamorous, feisty, devoted, and fiercely loyal to her family. She will be greatly missed. Lois is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Carl Schneider of Plano; her grandchildren, Stacey Davis of The Colony and her husband Lance and Ryan Lee of Murphy and his wife Kati; her great-grandchildren Landon and Connor Davis and Keaton and Channing Lee; and her seven nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Charles, her brother, Winfrey Tucker, and her cherished best friend and sister, Rubydell Randolph. We expect there is a big family reunion going on right now, as she is the last one of her generation to arrive. A special thank you to her loving caregivers at Avendelle and Hospice Plus. You are angels on this earth. The family cannot express enough our gratitude to you. If you wish to make a charitable donation in Lois’s name, the family suggests Cochran Chapel Methodist Church where she was a longtime member: 9027 Midway Rd. Dallas 75209, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 3001 Knox St. Suite 200, Dallas TX. 75025. Services will be held January 6, 2018 at 12 o’clock at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas, TX.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Lois T. Eddins
January 3, 2018
Dear Sally, My condolences and loving thoughts are with you and your family. In reading about her remarkable life, I know you have been blessed to share a lifetime together as her beloved daughter. What amazing memories, and such a lovely written tribute to your precious Mother. May you and your family be comforted in knowing that her legacy lives on through the family she loved so much.
With Love and Light,
December 28, 2017
Sounds like your mother had a wonderful life. I did not know her but knew your dad very well and often think of him. We are blessed to have lived our lives with wonderful parents.
December 27, 2017
What wonderful memories you must have of your mother. She was an incredible woman and you are so lucky to have had her so long to enjoy your family and your grandchildren.
You have my deepest condolences but share your fond appreciation and remembrance of her long life well lived.
All the best,