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Lois Kennedy Gaines Malone



1:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Friday, February 5, 2021
Scales & Sons Funeral Chapel, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation With The Family:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2021
Zion Christian Ministries, 4750 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
12:00 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2021
Zion Christian Ministries, 4750 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the Service on Saturday, February 6, 2021
Evergreen Cemetery

Lois Kennedy Gaines Malone May 15,1943 - January 27, 2021 L ois Kennedy Gaines Malone affectionately known as "Baby Lois" was born in 1943 to the late Willie and Shellie Gaines. Two of her siblings preceded her in death. Ella Frierson and William McKinley Gaines, Jr.

Lois grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and attended Holloway High School where she participated in the band, track and the basketball team. She was definitely a sports fan and a track star.

She was invited to participate in the Olympic trials, although she did not qualify, she said it was one of the best experiences. She dreamed of being a Tennessee State Tigerbelle and would always like to see those ladies run track. Her sister Ella said she came out running from her mother's womb. Mom was always on the go! Her friends would always tell her to slow down.

Lois was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and the Senior Choir, until she said she did not feel like standing up and some people were singing out of tune and throwing her off. She loved her Ardent Workers and definitely enjoyed her mid-day bible study.

Lois was fun, comical, she never met a stranger and though she did not have any biological sons, she had some that were very close to her. Lois had an infectious personality and was loved by many.

She treated everyone as family and wherever she went, she was truly the life of the party. She was always able to share a word of encouragement or just be a mediator, especially for her girls. Lois had many nicknames: Mama Lois, Mama Malone, Baby Lois, The Mayor, Lois K, Team 2 Much and Five-Star, but the ones most dear to her was Mama, Granny and Granny Auntie. Lois loved her girls. She taught her girls at an early age about Christ and made sure they were in Sunday School and the choir. Given her love for sports, her girls inherited those skills and were great competitors.

Lois is survived by her four daughters: Deborah (Ezzard) King, Rhonda (Bobby) Brewington, Valerie Malone, Pam (Eugene) Magee; grandchildren: Kaitlin and Kristen King and two siblings: Ruth Thomas of Detroit, Ml and Ransom Gaines of Atlanta, GA. Lois leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends that loved her, confided in her, laughed with her, and depended on her to call them every morning or evening. Lois was loved by many, she had a great sense of humor, a great listener and just fun to be around. She could tell a story like no other and would always encourage you to do your best.


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Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371