Mildred Lois Fitchett

March 27, 1926December 22, 2016

Mildred Lois Fitchett, long-time resident of Fayetteville and a native West Virginian, died peacefully December 22 at the home of her loving sister Jean Ellison. She was 90 years old.

Lois lived life with zest. She loved to cook and always dressed with colorful flair. Her warmth and spirit filled every room. A loving mother to her son Jim and a wonderful grandmother to his children, she gave years of fond, joyful and funny memories. Her infectious warmth was shared with all. She will be missed and always remembered.

Born in Ansted, WV in 1926 to Beatrice and Earl McClary, Lois graduated from Midland Trail High School and began a career in Washington with the Federal Government. She had an exciting career with the CIA and lived many years in Europe and Asia.

Lois retired and returned to Fayette County to care for her mother and settle in her native state. She was active in many local organizations, a proud member of the Red Hat Club, President of the Garden Club and was a fifty-year member of Eastern Star.

Lois is survived by her son Jim, his wife Susan, their four children and seven grand-children; her sister Jean, Jean’s daughters Teresa and Betty, along with their children and grandchildren; her treasured nephews, nieces, cousins and many dear and beloved friends. Her sister Ruth and brother Lawrence predeceased her.

Visitation will be at the Fayetteville Baptist Church, 104 Ankrom Street, Fayetteville Tuesday, December 27, at 2:00 pm, services at 3:00 followed by refreshments.

Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia, P.O. Box 1472
Beckley, WV 25802 and to the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

For those wishing to express your condolences to the Fitchett family, you may do so by visiting our website at The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016


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Judy Phillips

October 16, 2019

I had no idea that Lois had passed, until my Daughter found this. I was born and raised in the Philippines and my Dad was very fond of Lois, so we spent tons of time with her. My Mother died when I was 10, so Lois spent alot of time guiding me and helping me get through life in general. She was even there when I had my appendix taken out and my Dad was traveling on business. I considered her family and was sad when she left. Thank you, Lois, for all you did for me when I was growing up.

Karen Wriston

December 27, 2016

We are so sorry to hear that Lois has passed on to a greater place. I will miss doing her hair. We already had missed her funny wit in the beauty shop. She gave me so many delicous recipes I will treasure and remember her every time I make them.

John Hatcher

December 24, 2016

I was sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs Fitchett. My mother was Maxine Hatcher and she and Mrs Fitchett were very dear friends. They enjoyed many wonderful times together. I am out of town otherwise I would pay my respects in person.
John Hatcher

Máire & Niall Kearns

December 24, 2016

Dear Jim, We were so sorry to hear about your Mum, Lois. We are thinking of you during this sad time, with our sincerest, deepest sympathies.

Martha Gilkey-Chasteen

December 23, 2016

So sorry to hear of your loss. Lois was a very cheerful and colorful person. She was always upbeat when she would drop her dog off to be groomed and loved her animals. Lois was a very kind person who loved everybody. I will miss her but she is now free from suffering and pain. Rest In Peace Lois.