Published 10:56 am Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Barbara Dan Wood Lott, daughter of Mason Wood and Sybil Goings, grandaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wood and Mr. and Mrs. George M. Goings, passed on April 21, 2016. She was a loving mother to Teresa Lott and devoted grandmother to Zachary and Katelyn. She was also a much-loved sister to Sherry, Terry, Linda and Debra; and an aunt to her nieces and nephews, Woody, Melissa, Rusty, George, Tommy and Samantha.
Barbara grew up in Bogalusa and graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1964. Following her graduation, she advanced her education by attending Southeastern University and earned her bachelor of arts degree. After college, Barbara embarked on her journey, first as a schoolteacher in Slidell and then American Private School in Bogalusa.
She worked for the State of Louisiana for 25 years in several areas — Welfare Office, Support Enforcement, Charity Hospital Psyche Unit, Mental Health substance abuse counselor; and retired from WCI.
After her “retirement,” she didn’t stop. She went on to become an insurance agent at Security Plan Insurance Company. She worked at BP and Jr. Food Mart convenience stores in Abita Springs and Bogalusa. The last several years, she was a poll commissioner on election days.
She was a member of the Garden Club and an active member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church. Her favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Barb had a heart of gold and always tried to see the good in everyone. She never met a stranger and always did her best to help people. She loved people and her animals. When her dachshund had a broken back and was paralyzed, she took care of him, got him a wheelchair and made him happy. Her warm-hearted compassion and concern for all living beings was admirable and has endeared her to all who knew her.
Her love for the Lord and his being in her heart made her the person that cared, loved, reached out to others, showed God’s love for her and gave it in return to others.
She is missed by her family, friends and so many others.
We were blessed to have her in our family and our lives.
She is survived by her daughter, Teresa; grandchildren, Zachary and Katelyn; two sisters, Sherry and Deby; seven nieces and nephews; and special friend, Pete Gard.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, brother and sister.
A graveside memorial service is to be held Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at Ponemah Cemetery, with Frederick “Tommy” Seal officiating the ceremony.