Delores “Lois” Ann Taylor Hoggard

June 15, 1940 - March 4, 2023

06/15/1940 - 03/04/2023

LEWISTON, NC – Delores “Lois” Ann Hoggard, age 82, of Cashie Street, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at the Ahoskie Health And Rehab in Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Hoggard was born on June 15, 1940 to John Lewis Taylor and Gertrude Davis Taylor in Seaboard, NC. Lois worked as a seamstress for Roxobel Garment Factory for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Lois enjoyed cooking and having family over anytime they could make it. She also loved visiting her best friend and getting her hair done. She was loved by her family and friends and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Ida Mae Taylor Allen, Ethel Taylor Wheeler, Martha Taylor Griffith, Lewis Fleetwood Taylor, and Winnie Rae Taylor Davis.

Lois is survived by her beloved husband James Thomas, daughter, Deborah Bland Plumb (Kevin) of Burlington, NC; son, John Sherwood Bland (Carlin “Cricket”) of Burlington, NC; grandson, John Roman Byrd of Graham, NC; granddaughter, Megan Elizabeth Bland of Graham, NC; great-grandson, Levi Jack Collins; sister, Camilla Taylor Cannon of Faison’s Old Tavern, best friend, Linda Congleton Hathaway; along with numerous nieces and nephews..

Per Mrs. Hoggard’s wishes there will not be a service at this time.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hoggard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Thomas & Paula Powell
1 year ago

Sending Prayers of comfort to the Hoggard family. As members of Holly Spring Baptist Church visitation team we learned of your Mom passing Thursday. We usually saw your dad on Thursday and will miss seeing and chatting with your Dad. Praying GOD give your family the comfort as he brought another of his Angels HOME

Tracey Moore
1 year ago

We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know we are thinking of you all and am sending prayers.
Bruce, Tracey and Jackson Moore