Lois Ann DeVore
Lois Ann DeVore peacefully transitioned from this life to be present with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2020 at Ochsner Hospital in Jefferson, LA. She was 76 years old and a native of Algiers, LA.
She was born on January 13, 1944; she was the eldest daughter of her late parents Elmore Wilkerson and Geraldine Ducro DeVore. She was preceded in death by her two brothers; Elmore George DeVore, Sr. and Norman Lee DeVore, three sons; Noel, Kenneth, and Harry Anthony Tanner.
Lois accepted Christ at an early age and followed Christ in baptism and was baptized by the late Rev. Arthur Monday, Sr. Pastor of St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Algiers. She later became a member of the Second Nazarene Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess under the leadership of Pastor Peter Crawford until her health prevented her service in the Lord. A native of Algiers, and the former wife of Edgar Tanner, Jr. She attended L.B. Landry High School and later received a certification as a Medical Assistant from Phillips Junior College.
Lois leaves a legacy of love to her children, Elder Bruce M. Tanner, Sr. (Andrea) of Baton Rouge, LA; Catherine Tanner-Bracey of Tampa, FL; Sylvia T. James (Alfonso, III), Tyrone Tanner, Laurie T. Landry (Byron, Sr.) and Russell D. Tanner, Sr. (Brigitte). She also is survived by her 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; Najia Wade Blazer (Joe III) of Crowley, TX; Brandon M. Tanner of Tampa, FL; Bruce M. Tanner, Jr. of Orlando, FL; Charles G. Thipado, Jr., Joshua N. Tanner, Matthew J. Tanner of Orlando, FL; LaKeisha S. Pierre of Muskegon, MI; Anthony E. Pruitt of Colorado, CO; Brittani A. Landry, Kayla A. Tanner, Byron C. Landry, Jr, Braxton V. James (Vanessa) USN Norfolk, VA; Jay’De A. Bracey of Tampa, FL; Nicholas C. Landry, Russell D. Tanner, Jr. and NaKhaia N. Tanner. Great-Grandchildren; Calanna A. Blazer, Alanna M. Blazer, Jasmin N. Blazer, Diamond Smith, Baylee Tanner, Danielle J. Blazer, Justin Murphy, Isabella E. Tanner, Jmya Murphy, Jayla Murphy, Cayden Gregory Thipado, Michael Brandon Tanner, Paige J. Blazer, Chloe Mercedes Thipado, Charlotte Ann Tanner, Kamryn Angelique Tanner, Kayron Pierre, Kashmir Pierre, D’eara Brown, Khloe Grace Hayes, and Amani Almeda James.
Sister to Shirley Mahoney Edwards, the late Elmore G. (Deborah) DeVore, Gwendolyn D. Thomas (the late Adam J. Thomas, Sr.), Patricia DeVore, Arthur DeVore (Helen), and Vanessa D. Brown (Elijah Eddie). Niece of Gloria Smith of Seattle, WA. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and devoted friends.
The company men and the employees of the Casper’s Company of Tampa, FL, Bugs R Russ Exterminating, First Student, Gentlemen’s Grooming, OPEX Corporation, Centene Corporation, Haik &Terrell Eye Clinic, Rollins-Orkin, Jefferson Parish Public School System, Pepsi Co, Terras Total Care, Shalom Home Care Service, LLC, Amedisys Home Health, ADT, Studio 504 of Burleson ,Texas; University of New Orleans, USN USS Gerald R. Ford (Norfolk, VA);New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, SUNO and Marriott Hotel and . the relatives, friends, officers and members of the Second Nazarene Baptist Church, Greater St. Mary B.C., Life Center Cathedral, Changing A Generation FGBC, Franklin Avenue B.C., St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, and Greater Zionfield Family Worship Center, are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Greater St. Mary Baptist Church located at 1533 Horace Street New Orleans, La 70114, Pastor J. Dean Robinson the hosting Pastor. The public visitation will begin at 9:00am until the service time of 11:00am. Rev. Peter Crawford will officiate the services and burial. The entombment will follow in the Westlawn Cemetery, located at 1225 Whitney Avenue Gretna, LA 70056.
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