Lois Raye Davis Adams
February 1, 1937 - November 23, 2018
Lois Raye Davis Adams was born in Wylie, Texas on February 1, 1937 to Snodie Maye Gayler and Clyde Lafelle Davis. She passed away in Gun Barrel City, Texas on November 23, 2018 at the age of 81. Her loving parents and brother Larry Lafelle Davis preceded her in death. Her daughter-in-law Mary Faye Adams and grandson J.L. Adams also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, James Erwin Adams, daughter and daughter-in-law, Darlina Anthony and Roxanne Joganik, son James L. Adams, Sr., son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Vicki Adams and daughter and son-in-law Judy and Simon Horn. Her grandchildren, Jay McCormick, Aaron Adams, Michelle Stancato, Chris Sullivan, Amy Adams, Desiree Anthony, Daniel Anthony, Victoria Adams, Zachary Adams and her great-grandchildren Kareem Price, Darnell Price, Tyler Anthony, Joel (JJ) Aycock and Aaliyah Aycock and many other loved ones survived her as well.
Lois Davis Adams showed the world what it meant to love people unconditionally. She was fun-loving, wise and witty. She did not always speak love with her words, but rather showed it through her actions. When people were hungry, she would feed them. When they were homeless, she gave them a place to stay. When they were cold, she warmed their hearts with kindness and understanding. Family was at utmost importance to her. She’d give the clothes off her back to make sure her family was taken care of. Lois always gave helpful advice and shared her experiences whether good or bad. She was bold and blunt, but tactful with her words. Lois didn’t care what other people thought of her, and was able to give honest and thoughtful advice for any situation. She gave us strength and encouragement (or constructive criticism depending on the circumstance). She wasn’t afraid to speak her mind or tell others what to do or say. Lois was a prime example of a great leader and the Matriarch of our family.
But Lois didn’t become that person overnight. She faced many struggles and hardships throughout her life. At an early age, she found herself with a baby and a husband who abused and neglected her and the child. By the grace of God, she was able to escape from that situation and persevere through the many challenges that came her way. God blessed the broken road that lead James E. Adams to Lois and her babygirl. They had a simple wedding on May 3, 1958 in front of the judge and two good friends.
Lois adored James and spoke very highly of the man she loved. James was the most important person in her life, hands down. He spoiled her rotten and she loved him with all of her heart. Crazy as the couple was for each other, they ended up with four wonderful children! Life was hectic, but the time and hard work was worth it for them.
As time went on, the four kids grew up and had children of their own. She ended up having 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren! It had been a huge responsibility, but a great accomplishment. She continued to love, support and teach us life’s many lesson through her stories and humorous, carefree nature.
In the end, Lois was extremely happy. Lois spent her last years playing computer games, creating scrapbooks, baking pies and laughing with her family. She saw humor in everything. Lois was content in her life and blessed beyond words. Her thoughts, words and memories continue to bless others and live through us all. Now she’s loving, laughing and looking at us from the heavens above and has gathered with her loved ones once again.
No services will be held per deceased request. Please enjoy the holidays with her in your thoughts.