Lois Maple, 73, of Redford, Michigan, died Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, after a brief illness. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and the family moved to Ohio when she was a child. Lois retired from Allen Memorial Hospital, in Oberlin, May, 2004, where she worked in the housekeeping department for 20 years. She was a member of Apostolic Renovation Ministries International Church, Birmingham, Michigan, where she was adopted by the Mother’s Board. She loved her church family. She was a woman who possessed a meek and quiet spirit and a smile that would light up a room. She was a loving mother to her children and affectionately called “Nana” by grandchildren; she would do anything for them. She was always happy to visit with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her later years, she enjoyed going to church when she could, and watching her favorite TV programs.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Toni McGhee of Kentucky, Terri (Henry) Perkins of Michigan, Tracy (Candy) Mitchell and John Mitchell Jr., both of Elyria, Aaron Mitchell of Georgia; sisters, Francitta Hodges of Lorain and Dorothy Mason of Michigan; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Maple; and maternal parents, Lovell Porter and Louise (Porter) Evans.
A Homegoing Service will be held at Christ Temple Apostolic Church, with Pastor Dr. Lawrence E. Nevels, at 370 W. Lincoln St., Oberlin, Friday, February 8, 2013, at 11 A.M. Family hour will be at 10:30 A.M. Apostle Austin G. Mitchell Jr., of Apostolic Renovation Ministries International Church, will officiate.