Lori Renee' Follis

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Lori Renee' Follis, 48, of Longview, Texas passed away January 3, 2021.  Ms. Follis was born February 15, 1972 in Biloxi, MS to Tommy and Sue Follis.  Lori graduated from Nederland High School in 1990.  She then earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Lamar University.  After graduating college, Lori pursued her career in social work and received her state license.

She is survived by her loving parents, Tommy and Sue Follis; uncle, Curtis and Renee Shelton; aunt, Vonda and Dr. Kit Shaddix; cousins, Carla, Dr. Kyle Shaddix, Kourtney Shaddix and their children.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Steve Follis and grandparents, Rufus and Jean Shelton and Thomas and Grace Follis.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Shelton-Rankin Cemetery and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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  1. Lori your light will continue to shine through your beautiful smile. You light up the room upon your entrance. You are so loved and will be highly missed. You can rest in peace now, I love you ?

  2. Lori always smiled and laughed in school. She was very inclusive and never wanted anyone to feel left out. She will be remembered.

  3. Im so sorry to hear about the passing of Lori…my heart and prayers go out to Tommy and Sue and the family.. May God Bless.

  4. I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Lori. Though I only knew her for a short time when we were young she was one of my favorite people. Her amazing sense of humor, smile and laugh I still remember to this very day. Please know that she left a lasting impression on me, I was lucky to have her as a friend. Sending you all my prayers for comfort, she was a shining light in this world.

  5. Tommy and Sue,
    We are so very sorry for your lose. Please know you both are in our prayers. May God comfort your heart during this difficult time.

  6. Dear Tommy and Sue. Just wanted you to know that I am praying for you. So so sorry for your loss. Sincerely. Mar Ann

  7. My sincere condolences to you Mr and Mrs. Follis. Lori was an absolute wonderful person who will be greatly missed.

  8. Such a beautiful sweet girl. You always have such a bright smile and loving spirit. We will miss you so much but Heaven has a special angel.

  9. I had the pleasure of working with Lori and also sitting by her at church. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Lori will definitely be missed by many people.

  10. Dear Tommy & Sue, Words can never describe how heart broken I was when I heard about Lori. She was a big part of our family for so long. If she wasn't at the house with Angie, Angie was at your house. Those 2 girls loved each other unconditionally. I loved her like she was my own & she will forever have a special place in my heart. My love, thoughts, & prayers are with you & Sue now & in the future to come. Keep in touch with us. Angie always called ya her second parents. With Sympathy, Sharon (Angie Jones' mom)

  11. It was a joy to work with Lori!! She was a great leader and cared about her coworkers and those she served. I'm truly honored that our paths crossed in this life journey. May her soul rest in peace!

  12. Your beautiful spirit will be missed. My heart was always blessed by your joy and your smile. Dance with Jesus my precious friend.

  13. My deepest condolences to Lori’s parents. I graduated high school with Lori and she was always so sweet and well liked by so many. I am very sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for peace and comfort 🙏🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻.

  14. I met Lori while she worked at Windsor Place Nursing Center! She was a very caring person and l loved her dearly, I’m am so very sorry for your loss.

  15. Tom & Sue, No one really knows all that you may feel, but please know our caring thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May the peace of God shelter you under his wing and give you comfort.

  16. I had the pleasure of working with Lori about twenty years ago. She was an excellent social worker and was truly committed to helping the families assigned to her. In addition to witnessing her exceptional professionalism, there was no doubt she loved her family immensely. My thoughts are with you; may the Holy Spirit comfort and guide you through this difficult time.

  17. I just. can't believe this .You called me sister, the one we never had We were just at the game room the other day, you were my best friend.
    You will. Be

  18. Dear Tommy and Sue, I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter. My heart goes out to you. I wish I was there so I could attend the service and give you warm hugs. I know how much it means, Tommy, to have friends showing their love and concern for you in these times. I was so happy that you came to my Ron's service and gave me a hug. Please know that I'm thinking of you both and praying for you and your family. You are not alone. sweet friends.

  19. Sweet, beautiful Lori. I always loved her smile, it was so contagious. She will be sorely missed. Tommy and Sue, may the hands of God cradle you for comfort.

  20. Sweet, sweet baby; loved her, will miss her, but she is with The Father in heaven. Someday we may join her and get to hug her again. Smart, beautiful, and so full of love, passion, and compassion for others in need. RIP sweet Lori

  21. I will miss Lori's beautiful smile and kind words of encouragement, I had the pleasure of working with her for years!!! Lori, may you dance in Heaven with Jesus!!! My thoughts and prayers go to her family at this difficult time and I pray for comfort.

  22. Sue & Tommy,
    I send you my deepest condolences. At times like this there are just no words left to say that will heal our broken heart, but love leaves memories, that in time can heal our heart. I pray that the memories of your beautiful daughter will be a comfort to you now, and in the days, months and years to come. Grief is the price of love, and love knows no boundaries, and I know you know this pain, because you have experienced it before and I pray that God will give you peace and comfort, just as he has done before. I saw Lori's picture and this quote came to mind, "and we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief." You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God wraps His mighty arms around you and holds you close and gives you strength, hope and comfort during this journey through grief, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart . We have this promise "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted".

    Love you and you and Tommy are in my thoughts and prayers,

  23. I had the pleasure of working with Lori several years ago and the honor of being able to call her my friend. She was not only kind, caring and dedicated to her clients, but to her co-workers as well. One of the best social workers I've ever met. Her beautiful smile and spirit will be missed by all that knew her. My sincerest condolences to her parents and family that she adored.

  24. Sending my love and peace to her family with sincere condolences. Lori was always a ray of sunshine when we worked together at CHC with each encounter. The world could have used more people like her as she was not afraid to let her light shine to be used as a beacon of light to those who needed it the most.

  25. Mr. & Mrs. Follis,

    I am so sorry to hear of Lori's passing. My prayers go out to you and your family during this very difficult time.

    I stumbled across Lori's obituary while conducting a Google search on Steve's passing. My classmates recently went through our 1984 class photo to identify as many classmates as we could. Unfortunately, I did not see Steve in the group photo; he must have been absent that day.

    My sister and her husband live just down the road from Longview in Hallsville.
    My parents, David and Kittie, still live on Shelly Drive in Nederland. My brother Alan and his daughter Kayla live with them.

    Again, my heart goes out to your family. May God bless you during your time of grief.

    Lisa Kay Miller

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