Funeral services for Lois Hammond, 93, were held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Bro. Baron Harris and Bro. Billy Bob Evans officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery.
Mrs. Hammond passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at White Hall Nursing Home in Crockett.
She was born and raised in Tadmor, TX, and married Herman Hammond on December 13, 1941, and lived in Jewett since 1970, before moving to Crockett in recent years. She shared over fifty-seven years of marriage with her husband until being separated by his death on April 5, 1999. Mrs. Hammond worked as a hostess and operated several restaurants in the area including the Jewett Café and L & H Restaurant, as well as cafes in the local livestock auction barns. Her last job was as hostess for the Weathervane Café in Buffalo. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, and cooking. Mrs. Hammond was a woman of great love and strength for her family. She never met a stranger and enjoyed every minute of life to the fullest, even after enduring the tragedy of losing her husband, three sons, one daughter-in-law, and an “adopted” son. Mrs. Hammond was the “glue” that held her family together. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jewett.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Whitehead and husband, Anthony, of Huffman; one son, Gary Mac Hammond and wife, Shelia, of Magnolia; fourteen grandchildren, Malynda Kay Watson and husband, Melvin, Sherry Lynn Morgan and husband, Paul, Dewayne Hammond and wife, Tina, Jackson Hammond and wife, Sarah, Kevin Hammond and wife, Sharon, Kim Mason, Toby Whitehead and wife, Kim, Jennifer Berard and husband, Jesse, Tracy Freeze and husband, Joe, Shanna Schultz and husband, Cody, Amber Hammond, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Smith and husband, Jeremy, Brandon Matchett and wife, Larissa, and Meagan Mageo and husband, Michael; thirty-four great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth Wells and wife, Mary of Tadmor; one daughter-in-law, Mary Hammond of Marquez; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and her family at the White Hall Nursing Home in Crockett.
Mrs. Hammond was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Hammond; three sons, Charles Hammond, Jimmy Hammond, and Royce Hammond; her “adopted” son, Coach James Maddox; one daughter-in-law, Mozette Hammond; her parents, Jesse and Pearl Wells; two brothers; and one sister.
Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home of Jewett was in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.