Published 12:41 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2022
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Alice Lena Lotts was born in Magnolia, Miss., on July 3, 1940, to the union of Howard Smith and Mary Lee Cotton. She was the youngest sibling of five children. Alice was called home to be with God, peacefully departed this life, and gained her wings on Monday night March 21, 2022, at the age of 81.
Growing up in Magnolia, Alice was baptized at a young age and accepted Christ into her life. She attended school until the ninth grade, worked in the fields of Pike County, and later became a housekeeper and homemaker. Alice married the late Alex Lotts and to this union they had two daughters.
After the death of her husband, Alice moved to Bogalusa, where she spent most of her life. Alice dated her longtime companion, Cleon “Peter” Henry of Bogalusa. While in Bogalusa, she dedicated most of her time to raising her grandchildren and godchildren. Her sweet humble spirit was felt with anyone she met and will continue to live in our hearts forever.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Lotts of New Orleans; her oldest daughter, Janice Lotts of Bogalusa; her parents, Howard Smith and Mary Lee Cotton of Magnolia; her grandparents, Luther and Alice Grinnels of Magnolia; her sisters, Hazel Gardner and Lottie Hurst of Magnolia; her brothers, Eugene Cotton and Robert Earl Cotton of Magnolia; and a favorite uncle, John W. Brumfield of Bogalusa.
Alice leaves her loving memories in the heart of her youngest daughter, Lena Lotts of Bogalusa; her two goddaughters, Sarah Climeson of Sandy Springs, Ga., and Connie Martin of Bogalusa; her seven grandchildren, Cleon “Dwight” Lotts, Brandon Lotts of Bogalusa, La’Shondra (Chris) Lotts-Levi of Baton Rouge, Ti’Shondra Jackson, Roderick Lotts, Brian Jackson and Broderic Lotts, all of Bogalusa; 10 great-grandchildren, Tamera Lotts, Trenati Lotts, Bryln Jackson, Brian Jackson Jr., NyLia Moses, Lanston Williams, Benjamin Archie, Brennan Jackson, DaMaris Lotts and Aidan Jackson, all of Bogalusa; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
The memorial service will be held at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2, at noon. Repast will follow immediately at the residence of Lena Lotts (810 Grove Ave. in Bogalusa).