Lois Catherine Offner was a native New Orleanian and former operator for Bell South before joining the ranks of diligent full-time pioneers serving for several decades. She began her service to Jehovah in 1956 after studying the bible with her future mother-in-law, Theresa Offner. Her husband of 61 years, Lawrence Offner Jr, remained faithful until his death in 2018. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Albert and Leona Graves, her only sibling Gertrude LeBlanc, her daughter Marilyn and grandson Jimmy.
Lois was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by six living children, who are all baptized servants of Jehovah God, Lisa, Lawrence(Carla), Kirby(Cheryl), Karilyn(Anthony), Stanford Sr.(Joycelyn), Shannon(Troy), Kirby Bass(Jasmine),17 grandchildren- Mimi Sanford (Keith), Leslie Offner, LaShonda Nelson (Brian), Jimyra Hoy (Jeffrey), Tabitha Price (Dennis), Evan James, Paul Bass Jr., Kirby Bass (Jasmine), Lawrence Offner IV, Phoebe James, Jessica Lott (Tim), Stanford Offner Jr., Caleb James, Aliyah Duncan, Jacobi Offner, Troy Duncan Jr., and 16 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and her vast spiritual family whom she dearly loved.
Lois enjoyed large family gatherings and association with her spiritual family at meetings and assemblies. She often reminisced about her younger years in school playing basketball and recounting how she met her lifetime mate. Lois loved being the life of the party and enjoyed hand dancing with her friends and family.
Love of Jehovah and his son Jesus was her priority. Though imperfect, Lois did not falter in her service and dedication. She was a ray of light, joy and strength to her family and friends. She fought the fine fight and will be dearly missed until we see her again. Now we must be there to welcome her and our faithful loved ones back and give witness to things they missed but believed whole souled.
This loss is tremendous. Remember her.
“Nothing but the ole 66” was her response to how are you doing Sister Offner?