Mrs. Lois Bannister Heard, age 93, a life-long resident of Forsyth County and life-long member of Concord Baptist Church, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Effie Bannister; siblings, Clyde Bannister, Jay Bannister, Lawton Bannister, George Bannister and Edith Cox. Mrs. Heard retired from the Forsyth County School System after 33 years of service. Mama Lois was a legendary cook for the stars that performed at Lanierland Country Music Park. She enjoyed planting her flower gardens, being active in her church and loving her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Leon Jones of Cumming; grandchildren, Cindy J. Mills, Lisa and David Hood and Chad and Leslie Jones all of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Megan and Nathan Bottoms, Courtney Lois Mills, Zach and Caroline Hood and Amber, Ali and Trent Jones; special friends, Eloise Hughes, Connie Sosebee, Judy Little and Cathy Grizzle; several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Orr, Rev. Rubin Smith, Rev. John Lummus, Rev. Ruel Martin and Rev. Lester Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Heard will lie in state beginning at 2:30 pm on Sunday, Feb. 28th at Concord Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 27th from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Sunday, February 28th from 11:00 am until the hour of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Concord Baptist Church Building Fund - 6905 Concord Road Cumming, GA 30028.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, GA is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com