November 23, 1920 ~ September 21, 2021
Services for Ms. Lois Dacus will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Antioch Baptist Church in Naples. Burial will follow at Morning Star Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Ms. Dacus will lie in state from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Ms. Dacus was born November 23, 1920 and passed away September 21, 2021. Full obituary will follow when available.
Lois Melba Mack was born November 23, 1920 in Galveston, Texas. She grew up at 3114 M1/2 in Galveston. She was the youngest of five children born to Gertrude and Porter Mack. Lois walked with Christ at a young age at Reedy Chapel AME Church in Galveston. After graduation from Central High School in Galveston, she attended college at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, graduating with her Bachelor of Arts, minoring in English in 1941.
She began her teaching career at Carver High School in Naples, Texas. There she taught English, Choir, Music, and Business. After teaching for over 50 years, she retired from Pewitt ISD in Naples.
She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church for over 50 years and served in any capacity needed, but her passion was pianist for the church. She was also a member of the Heroines of Jericho (Mary Allen Court) and the Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed helping others, playing music, and watching Christian shows on TV. She taught piano to numerous students over the years. She had many talents, she was an excellent cook and she made the best homemade ice-cream, butter, and cracklings. She loved to sew and make quilts.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold Evans and Charles "Bubba" Evans; sisters, Henrietta Young and Erma Mills; grandchildren, Ronnie Parker, Brenda, Parker, Gloria Parker, and Charles Parker.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three children, Alton F. Dacus, Kenneth Ray Dacus, and Sherrill McQueen; five grandchildren, Carla Thomas Vashon Dacus, Kalyssia McQueen, Kyron McQueen, and Elizabeth Holley. She also leaves behind many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews as well as a host of treasured former students and loved ones.