On September 14, 2021, Lois Mae Walker Wrenn was reunited with her dearly-loved husband, John, when she passed peacefully from this life to her eternal life in Christ. While her family will mourn and miss her deeply, they are comforted to know that she is happier than she has ever been in her forever home.
Born and raised in East Roxboro, Lois was the proud daughter of David and Sallie Walker, of whom she regularly spoke with love and affection. She knew a life of great joy with her beloved siblings Johnnie Walker (surviving), Clyde "Bruddie" Walker (rejoined in heaven), Millie Robertson (rejoined in heaven), Billy Walker (rejoined in heaven), Maggie Robertson (rejoined in heaven), and Becky Wade (rejoined in heaven).
Lois loved home and said she knew the good Lord's purpose for her was to be a housewife and mother. She more than excelled at this role and leaves behind a long list of loved ones that will forever remember "Nana" for the love and care she gave; a son, Keith Wrenn (wife Kathy), and daughter, Brenda Compton (husband Cecil); five grandchildren, Christy Carver (husband Terry), Tonya Dunn (husband Dempsey), Wade Compton, Lauren Johnson (husband Ryan), and Kristen Lea (husband James); and 5 great-grandchildren, Ethan Dunn, Nathan Dunn, Paige Carver, Lucas Dunn, and Brynn Carver.
The world will seem less full with the loss of this strong, independent, and vibrant lady. She was a true matriarch and worked hard to keep Sunday dinners and family reunions alive throughout her years. A southern belle at heart, Lois always wanted to look her very best. Even at 90 years old, she went weekly to have her hair and nails done, and to look for the latest trends in clothes, shoes, and jewelry.
No obituary could ever be long enough to outline all that made her special. Enduring a hard-fought battle with macular degeneration, which robbed her of sight far too young, and persevering for nearly a decade after the loss of her soulmate and best friend, her husband John, Lois was a fighter in every sense of the word. She lived alone, despite her legal blindness and increasing age, and continued to cook, dress, and do her own makeup with perfection. She was an inspiration to many, though she was far too humble to ever think of herself in such a way.
A "little lady" full of grit and spunk, Lois "luhjed" her family like no one else. She pushed herself to overcome challenges and worked to keep her home full of happy memories throughout her life. Having to continue in this world without her physical presence will leave a hole no one could ever fully fill, but her family is greatly comforted by the faith that she is joyfully walking the streets of heaven with her beloved John and likely humming to herself "I won't have to worry anymore." Her 90 years of life were full of more happiness, love, gratitude, and strength than many people will ever know, and her legacy is one that shall be honored by every remaining member of her family. She commented frequently that the good Lord had been with her all her life, and her family and friends know that she is now safely with him for eternity.
Services to celebrate the life of this adored lady will take place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at Theresa Baptist Church with the Rev. Herbert Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends and guests from 6:30 till 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Theresa Baptist Church and other times at the home. Friends and family are welcome to attend. While flowers are appreciated, because Lois much loved flowers around her home, the family also requests that those wishing to pay their respects do so through donations to The American Macular Degeneration Fund, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 in the hopes that others may be spared the loss of their sight.
Pallbearers will be Terry Carver, Craig Compton, Wade Compton, Dempsey Dunn, Ethan Dunn, Lucas Dunn, Nathan Dunn, and James Lea. Honorary pallbearers will be Dannie Bowen, Katie Bowen, Deborah Clark, Larry Clark, Janice Clayton, and Betty Walker.
Lois may be gone from this world, but the Amazing Grace she espoused throughout her life has surely brought her to a place where, being once blind, she is now able to see.
Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573. Online condolences may be made at stricklandandjonesfs.com.
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American Macular Degeneration Foundation
P.O. Box 515, Northampton MA 01061-0515