Mrs. Lois Bannister Heard

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Mrs. Lois Bannister Heard, age 93, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and lifelong member of Concord Baptist Church, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Effie Bannister; siblings, Clyde Bannister, Jay Bannister, Lawton Bannister, George Bannister, 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, Chad and Leslie Jones, all of Cumming; great-grandchildren, Megan and Nathan Bottoms, Courtney Lois Mills, Zach and Caroline Hood, Amber, Ali and Trent Jones; special friends, Eloise Hughes, Connie Sosebee, Judy Little, Cathy Grizzle; several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Jimmy Orr, the Rev. Rubin Smith, the Rev. John Lummus, the Rev. Ruel Martin and the Rev. Lester Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Heard will lie in state beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at Concord Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday, Feb. 27, from noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. 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.

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Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in from Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, 2010