Lois Smith Mecord age 76 of Paris, died Friday, November 11, 2022, at her residence.
Lois was a retired paralegal, having worked for the Hawley and Marshall, and Greer and Greer law firms. She enjoyed making things for others through her talents in painting, sewing, quilting and cooking. Spending time with and loving her grandchildren was a priority in her life. She was a member of VanDyke Church Christ.
Born June 2, 1946, in Elizabeth, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Smith and the late Norma Davis Smith.
Lois married Philip Michael “Mike” Mecord April 13, 1974, and he survives of Paris.
Along with her husband, she is also survived by her daughters, Nicole (Byron) Breeding of Henderson, TN, and Rebecca “Becky” Mecord of Paris; two brothers, William “Bill” (Kyle) Smith of Milan, and Doug Smith of Columbia; five grandchildren, Isabella Veliz, Emma Breeding, Laine Veliz, Jaxon Veliz, and Britton Breeding; and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Lois was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Jan Smith.
Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St./ P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242, will be handling the arrangements. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Ridgeway Funeral Home from 4 until 7 pm and continue Wednesday, November 16, 2022, after 10 am until the time of the service. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Ridgeway Funeral Home at 11 am with Randy Stephens officiating.
Honorary Pallbearers for the service will be Byron Breeding, Franklin Hutchison, Rocky Veliz, Sam McMinn, and Jay Black.
Cremation will follow the service.