Lois LaVerne Pollard, 91, of Amarillo, TX formerly of Dumas, TX entered into the joys of Heaven on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Memorial Chapel, 500 N. Maddox. Burial will be at the Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas.
Lois was born June 13,1928 in Wellington, TX to Floyd and Lula Mae Hudson. She was the oldest of five daughters. They moved to Dumas during the dust bowl days, and she talked about experiencing their first “black duster.” When she was twelve, she began to attend the First Assembly of God Church in Dumas. They were a very musical family who loved to sing gospel hymns with her daddy singing bass and the girls harmonizing. She graduated from Dumas High School in 1946, and a year later reconnected with a handsome sailor she had met a couple of years earlier. She and Forest Dean (F.D.) Pollard were married March 5, 1948.
Lois and F.D. had two children, Billy Floyd and Tanya. Lois was a homemaker, not only taking care of her own family but also helping to take care of her mother who had health issues, and being a friend to her sisters.
Lois was a woman of devout faith. She loved to serve in her church, from leading song service to teaching Sunday School class, to taking food to the widows of the church. In their later years, she and F.D. moved their membership to Bethel Assembly of God. She served faithfully until the symptoms of Alzheimer’s began to worsen and she moved to a nursing home in Amarillo to be nearer to her children.
She loved her Lord and Savior with all of her heart and encouraged everyone with whom she came in contact to develop a relationship with Him through reading the Bible and prayer. Her favorite song to sing was “I am blessed…every day that I live I am blessed.” Even as her memory began to fade, she would sing that song and testify of God’s faithfulness.
She was preceded in death by Forest Dean, her husband of 53 years, as well her parents, Floyd and Lula Mae Hudson, her sisters, Ann Albright, Reba Ensey, Veda Hammer, and Bonnie Hudson.
Survivors include her son, Bill Pollard and wife Alicia of Fort Worth, TX; her daughter, Tanya Spivey and husband John of Amarillo, TX; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Friday, December 6, 2019, at the funeral home.