Official Obituary of

Lois Marie Tomlison

January 27, 1940 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Lois Tomlison Obituary

Lois Marie Smith Tomlison was born on January 27, 1940, in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio. She passed away on March 5, 2024 in Ashville, OH. She grew up in Lucasville, OH, and first met Jerry Tomlison when they were in elementary school. Jerry and Lois graduated together from Valley High School in Lucasville in 1958. They began dating after graduation and married on July 30, 1960, at the Church of Christ in Christian Union there in Lucasville. They lived in the Lucasville area and Jerry worked for his dad in the construction business.

In 1961, they had their first child, Jerry Lee Jr. In 1963, they moved north to Whitehall, OH. Lois attended The Ohio State University for a time until she decided to be a stay-at-home mom to Jerry Lee. It was then they began attending the Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene. They were very involved in the life of the church for many years. Until Jerry passed away, he and Lois still attended Sunday School as often as they were able.

They moved from Whitehall to the Groveport area and eventually bought land in Groveport where they built a home. Lois was a teacher’s aide for disabled children in the Groveport Madison schools. Their second son, Christopher, was born in 1974.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson (Brownie) and Elizabeth Smith, her loving husband of 63 years Jerry Tomlison, an infant sister, Darlene Smith, and her in-laws Paul E. and Avenelle Tomlison. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Lee (Saundra) Tomlison and Christopher Tomlison, and her grandchildren Jacob (Laura) Tomlison, Abigail Tomlison, Andrea Sparks, Alex (Leslie) Tomlison, Wilson and Colton Tomlison, Bent, Chase, and Emily Tomlison and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her god-daughter Susan Smith, her sister Sarah Parker and her brother Larry (Barbara) Smith.

The family will receive visitors at Reynoldsburg Nazarene Church, 1340 Crest St., on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 4-6pm. The funeral service will follow at 6pm. They will also receive family and friends at the Lucasville Church of Christ in Christian Union, 73 Ridge Lane Rd., on Friday, March 8, from 11-12:00 with a service at 12:00, followed by the burial at Scioto Township Cemetery.

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March 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene (Crest Street, Reynoldsburg, Scioto Township Cemetery, Lucasville)

Funeral Service
March 7, 2024

6:00 PM
Reynoldsburg Church of the Nazarene (Crest Street, Reynoldsburg, Scioto Township Cemetery, Lucasville)


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