Lois F. Hardison
Lois F. Hardison
  • August 2, 1917 - October 15, 2017
  • Springfield, Virginia

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Lois Mae Hardison, age 100, after living a full and happy
life, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 15,
2017. She is survived by her husband of 75 years,
Dr. W. Barker Hardison, and two sons, William B. Hardison, Jr. (Carolyn)
of Richmond, VA, and Richard E. Hardison of Raleigh, NC.
She is also survived by four grandchildren: Jonathan Hardison
and Matthew Hardison both of Richmond, Drew (Ashley) Hardison
of Apex, NC, and Susan (Ryan) Thomsen of Raleigh, NC. Her four great
grandchildren are Graham and Charlotte Anne Hardison, and Will and John Thomsen.

She was born, Lois Mae Fielden on August 2, 1917 in
Knoxville, TN. Lois was a pastor's wife
for over 50 years and taught Latin and English in
Arlington County public schools for nearly 20
years. She graduated from Carson Newman
College and received her Master's degree from
The W.O. Carver School of Missions and Religious
Education in Louisville, Kentucky. Her entire adult
life she and her husband supported home missionary
work with families in the Appalachian region of
East Tennessee.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Thursday, October 19,
2017 at 1:00 p.m. by the Rev. Jim Bell in the Village Church on the campus
of Greenspring Retirement Community. A graveside service for
the family will precede the memorial service at National Memorial
Park in Falls Church. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her honor
to a charity of your choice.

She had four great passions. She was a faithful
pastor's wife in churches in Roanoke, and
Northern Virginia, and she was a faithful
wife and mother. She was devoted
to her students in Arlington County public high schools.
And finally, she faithfully supported
Christian mission work around the world.

Her hobbies included restoring antique furniture,
hand-stitching beautiful quilts, and traveling. She
and her husband led several tour groups to South
America, Europe, and the Holy Land, always
visiting mission sites. They also visited missionaries
in Asia.

In her later years she and her husband were
residents in the Greenspring Retirement Center
in Springfield, VA where they met and made
many new friends. They continued to enjoy monthly
luncheons with retired ministers and their wives from
the Northern Virginia area.

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.