Lois T. Eddins
Lois T. Eddins
  • October 22, 1919 - December 18, 2017
  • Plano, Texas

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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.