Lois Ann Mears, of Southside Chesconnessex, VA, passed away on November 18, 2020 at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley, VA. Born February 6, 1939 in Accomack County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Braden Gibbons, Sr. and Myrtle Spence Gibbons.
Lois was a homemaker and a member of Riverview United Methodist Church, in her earlier years. She adored her family, and she especially loved being a grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading and gardening, and rarely met a stranger throughout her life, always lending a helping hand to those in need. For many years after her husband’s passing, she looked forward to her morning ritual of meeting her brothers and childhood friends at Hardee’s for coffee.
During her time at Shore Health and Rehab, Lois made quite the impact on the wonderful staff and residents, always sharing what she had. She was particularly fond of Faith Crockett and Ruby Rew. Lois’s family will remain forever grateful for the incredible care she received.
Lois was predeceased by her husband, Robert Olin Mears and their sons, Robert O. “Bobby” Mears, Jr. and R. Dale Mears.
She leaves behind her daughter, Joann Mears-Russell; son-in-law, Tom Russell; two grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Mears of Cheriton, VA and Tommy Russell of Oahu, HI; great-grandchildren, Elijah Robert Mears, Bella Mears, Donald Mears and Lilly Anna Mears.
Lois will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Private interment will be held at the Mount Holly Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Lois’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at www.cancer.org.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
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American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123