Mary  Conner


Mary Lois Atkins Conner, age 99, of Kerens, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, July 11, 2019.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Her funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Kerens on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Danny Sandifer, pastor of First Baptist Church of Kerens, officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.
Mrs. Conner was born on May 11, 1920 in Kerens. She graduated from Kerens High School. She was a homemaker, was dedicated to her family and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Kerens where she taught Sunday school and later worked in the church nursery for many years with her sister-in-law Lois Conner Jennings.
As the daughter and wife of farmers, her duties were endless. She picked cotton, hauled cotton and loved working in her garden. She loved canning, cooking and baking for her family. Most importantly Lois loved her Lord and lived each day to please Him.
She was preceded in death by her husband, O.C. Conner; her parents, Thomas Floyd and Martha Ellen Norton Atkins; two sisters, Ruth Walker and Esther Bond; and three brothers, Lester Atkins, Eulan Atkins and Aubrey Atkins.
Survivors include one son and daugther-in-law, Norton and Judy Conner of Kerens; one sister and brother-in-law, Janie and J.H. Justice of Corsicana; one sister-in-law, Nancy Conner of Kerens; two granddaughters, Lana Conner Engel and her husband Jayson Engel and Lindsay Conner, all of Kerens; one niece and her husband Melinda and Ron Smith of Temple, Texas; four nephews and their wives Ray and Kay Atkins of Georgetown, David and Yvonne Bond of Ashdown, Arkansas, Mike and Paula Jennings of Kerens, and Gary and Teresa Jennings of Kerens, and numerous great nieces, nephews, ad friends.
Pallbearers will be Buster Atkeisson, Benny Cherry, Larry Christie, Dean Engel, Robbie Griffin and Billy McManus.
The Conner Family would like to sincerely express their appreciation to the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana for their care, concern and friendship during the last two years. Lois knew that you sincerely cared for her and she considered you her special friends.
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Published on July 12, 2019
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Volanda Parks, LVN , The Village of Heritage Oaks
Jul 14, 2019
Oh my Dear Mrs. Conner, absolutely one of the sweetest ladies I know. So, so kind to everyone. Treated me like her granddaughter, I know you are rejoicing with the Lord, now. I will miss your sweet spirit. R.I.P.
Janet Coleman, RN at The Village of Heritage oaks
Jul 14, 2019
Jennifer Richie
Jul 13, 2019
My heart was always full and my soul refreshed after the pleasure of spending time talking to Ms. Lois.
I will forever miss her gentle and Godly spirit.