Lois (Wynne) Boatman

DECEMBER 4, 1943 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2022


On September 15, 2022, Lois Janette Wynne Boatman of Mount Enterprise, Texas, went home to be with her Lord.

Lois was born December 4, 1943, in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Marshall Wynne, Jr. and Evelyn Bedingfield Wynne, and also by her beloved husband, Langston, in September, 1998. She and Langston were married for 36 years. Lois then lived as a widow for 24 years—missing Langston every day, all day long.

Lois and Langston spent over 30 years in the hospitality industry, working together to make anyone and everyone feel welcome and cared for. They often invited hotel guests into their home on holidays for a home-cooked meal and a good time. Their hospitality knew no bounds. She and Langston also had fabulous times traveling internationally, discovering the world. Lois had a successful career as sales consultant at Star Furniture in Houston, Texas for over 15 years. Later in retirement, Lois was actively involved as Historian for the Mount Enterprise Friends of the Library, the group which was instrumental in establishing the new building for the Mount Enterprise Branch of the Rusk County Library System. She also volunteered at the MorningStar Food Pantry.

Lois is survived by sister Marye Elizabeth Wynne Humphries and her husband Robert L. Humphries of Mount Enterprise, Texas, by sister Margaret Kathleen Wynne Card, of Mount Enterprise, Texas, by her brother James Marshall Wynne, III, of Mount Enterprise, Texas. In addition, she is survived by daughter Lisa Boatman Bowen of Boulder, Colorado, by son Leonard Boatman, Jr. and his partner Samantha Eubanks of Kerrville, Texas, by daughter Leslie Ash and her husband Jeff of Austin, Texas, by daughter Laurie Jopling and her husband Paul of Garrison, Texas; by her grandchildren Christopher Wakefield of Boulder, Colorado, by Cory Schilder and his wife Sara of Shreveport, Louisiana, by Lindsey Slagle and her husband Colin of Austin, Texas, by Chase Hensarling and his partner Destiny Flores of Nacogdoches, Texas, and by Luke and Logan Jopling of Garrison, Texas; by her great-grandchildren Judah, Arlis, and Aylah Slagle, of Austin, Texas, and by Gia and Amir Hensarling of Nacogdoches, Texas; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her church family.

Those who knew her well will tell you she was full of life. Her quick wit, conversational ease, grace, love of movies, history and all things musical are just a few of our favorite remembrances. She was a joyful and funny presence who loved her friends and family and filled her home with warmth and kindness. She will be desperately missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members who were all so honored and blessed to know and love her throughout her long life.

Visitation will be held at Cason Monk-Metcalf on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 6-8 pm.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise, Texas at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Helpenstell Cemetery.

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-4, NKJV)