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Lois Henderson Chism

Memphis, TN

Lois Henderson Chism, 93, went home to be with the Lord after a short illness and a courageous fight on Sunday, October 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving children. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, October 6, at Serenity Funeral Home on Sycamore View with funeral services Saturday, October 7 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 3825 Neely Road at 11 a.m. Burial will be Monday, October 9 in Calvary Cemetery on Elvis Presley at 10 a.m.

Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sidney Chism Sr., parents, Blanchie and Scnear Henderson, stepfather, James "Jim" Finley, two sisters, Marzette Quinn and R.L. Joyce, two sons, Scnear and Frank Alexander and a daughter, Marzette. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Joyner (Rev. Joyner); brother, Michael Henderson (Barbara); seven sons, Sidney Chism, Paul Chism (Kala), Mack Chism (Janice), Maurice Chism (Patricia), Jackie Chism (Lisa), John Chism (Lisa) and Terry Chism (Kasek), and six daughters, Juanita Richardson (Walter), Carolyn Hardy (Marino), Debra Dye (Cornell), Loris Hopkins, Doris Hardiman and Kathy Guy (Darrell).

Lois grew up and attended school in Memphis, TN and Tillatoba, MS where she excelled in academics, poetry, and basketball. Additionally, she is a graduate of Allura School of Cosmetology. She had a rewarding 17-year career with Memphis City Schools retiring in 1990 from Sherwood Middle School.

Lois touched the lives of many people, near and far. She will be lovingly remembered for her beautiful smile, wit, memory, lively spirit and genuine love for helping people.
Published in The Commercial Appeal from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, 2017
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