Lois Eloise (Blondie) Hix was born October 8, 1929 in Cumming, Ga. She married Richard Leon Hix on February 12, 1954. They lived in Atlanta for 30 years before moving to Lawrenceville. Eloise worked for Kraft Foods for 40 years, retiring February 1989. She was a member of East Side Baptist Church for 44 years. She was a longtime member of the Choir and received perfect attendance pins for Sunday school for 17 years. Eloise is currently a member of First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville and was a member of the choir. She was a member of Eastern Stars over 25 years. Eloise is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Richard, her daughters, Sandy and Cindi along with her two good sons-in-law Glenn Manning and Bill Womack. Her grandchildren, Wes & Anne Manning, Kristi & David Folden, Ryan & Katie Womack, and Lindsay Womack along with five great grandchildren. Eloise is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Peggy Purcell. Eloise was also known as Blondie to family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Lou and Thomas J. Purcell, and sisters, Annette Teague and Betty Jo English. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, February 16, 2015 at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church with Dr. Lamar Holley and Rev. Inman Houston officiating. A private graveside service will follow. Donations can be made, in memory of Eloise, to the Alzheimer’s Association or First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. The family will receive friends from 2:00-5:00 pm, Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. My prayers and sympathy for the entire family. I have so many fond memories of my sweet Aunt Eloise and visiting in my childhood years. Her love of God, family and animals always shined through. She was always armed with her food baskets, and took so many long trips to take food to Granny and my mama. While she may have been gripped by Alzheimer’s for quite some time, she lived a joyful “full” lifetime!
    Love to you all, Rhonda

  2. We will forever value Eloise’s friendship. We were honored to sing in the choir at First Baptist with her and Richard and will continue to pray for him and his family.

  3. WE are sorry for the loss of Your dear loved one and our sister in the Order of the Eastern Star. We will honor her at our next meeting. Tiny Cox & L, O. Cox, Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron, Gleaner #347 OES, Conyers, GA

  4. What a beautiful lady and spirit!! I know she is rejoicing in Heaven!! Our prayers are with you during this time. We love you very much! The English Family

  5. Richard and family may God comfort you in the loss of your loving true companion, friend, and child of the King.
    We certainly will miss her sweet smile, hugs that she always presented to us each time we saw her.
    Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  6. My dear Aunt Eloise, she was an angel here on earth doing so many things for others. I can’t begin to mention all that she did for me as I was growing up and as an adult. She will be truely missed, but I know one day there will be the reunion of all reunions when I she her, Mama, Aunt Betty Jo, Granny and PaPa again in heaven. AMEN.

  7. Richard, our thoughts & prayers are wth you & your family. We loved Eloise very much & we will keep you in our prayers. We hope to be with on Monday. God bless!!!

  8. February 15, 2015
    162 Boling Court
    Cumming, Ga. 30028

    Elo.ise, I could never pronounce your name nor spell it. I’m a bad speller. I want ever forget all the hugs and dishes we made at the Purcell Reunion; I’m so glad our mothers kept this together all the years. Those sisters stuck together. Your dad and Mom was a hoot, they would come to mothers to pick Poke Salad, Jeff would say this clean your system,but I just think he liked it. I never got to know your children but I know they have got alot of you in them, and I hope they will come to Reunion with Richard.
    Richard was so strong and loving he carried you for the last few months. Richard when you start to miss her, just think of all the wonderful memories. LOVE Cousin
    Doris RenaeBoling Jones Treadwell

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