Dear Lois

You have been there for me since day one that I entered COSAC. You inspired me to be a better person and want better for myself. You have given me lots of great advice that I still use till this day. You have been there for me through my ups and downs and boy have I had a lot of them. You will truly be missed but you always have a special place in my heart. RIP love always, Daletha Brown
The other day a butterfly flew by me and I thought of you. Always caring, helping others and never judging. You loved everybody equally and you will greatly be missed for God broke our hearts to prove He took the best. Sometime people mention your name, some just keep quiet but no matter what is or isn’t said you’re always on someone’s mind. It’s been 3 weeks since you’ve been gone for your friends and family things just aren’t the same. It still doesn’t seem real. If love could have saved you, you would still be here today. The love we hold for you will never change just know that you are missed each and every day. ~Love Always~ Jordana
I know in my heart you will be able to read this. We spent fifteen years together some hectic some wonderful and the last year sad for me for what you were going through. I have never met anyone in my lifetime that lived a life with such integrity, compassion and forgiveness. The love you had with God was an inspiration to all you came in contact with. My friend I will truly miss you but however I know you are watching over all of us.
Love Always,
Ginny, Paul, Anna & Pauly
I had always considered myself very lucky to have arrived here during the time of the “3 angels of Cosac” and I believe with all my heart that due to their combined presence, there positive effect on Cosac grew good exceptionally. Joyce, Cathy and Lois Cross each contributed something different. Lois was like the glue that held them together. She was like a beloved coach whose presence made people want to work harder, enabling them to reach out and help so many. Sometimes it seems the things most precious to us, that have the most to teach us seem to stay with us the least amount of time. It almost seems as they are just as precious to God and he is as anxious to have them back as we are to keep them. Over the 10 years I was lucky enough to travel in the presence of her orbit, she meant many things to me and taught me even more. Her love of the Lord was a beacon left and felt by my heart, something that will always inspire me so she shall always live in my heart. Several times she reached out before I knew I was hurting and that love made all the difference. Lois I will never forget seeing your face by my side when I came off life support, it meant even more as you were the only staff ever to come see me and give me encouragement. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you when it’s my time. I love you with all my heart.
Ramona montayne
You were an angel to me. She corrected me, told me when I was wrong and also told me when I was doing right. She never let me down and when I was in need of a smile I could always depend on her. She was like a second mother to me. I could always depend on her to keep my thoughts on what was going on in front of me. I will love her until I see her again in heaven. I miss her dearly. I prayed for her daily because she was a woman who hung on until the end, and may God take care of her for she was a woman who never gave up.
An angel is among us in Lois Cross. Her devotion to God and mankind certainly have been rewarded as she now sits with Him in Heaven.
Lois was an amazing woman who dedicated her life to praying for and helping others in need. Her commitment to helping the homeless and those in distress kept magnifying as the years went on.
I’d like to share a couple of special memories of her if I may.
When the earthquake devastated the country of Haiti, she jumped right in and along with Sean, took the trip to Haiti to deliver food and much needed miscellaneous supplies. I remember unloading the U-Haul truck that carried meals ready to eat and there was Lois, like a trooper helping us unload the truck. Lois never, ever placed herself above others, she rolled up her sleeves and did whatever necessary to help others. She was one of the most unselfish people I have ever met.
I would purchase Lois’ groceries. She would give me a list of items she needed and was always so grateful that I did this for her. The undying gratitude she had for the simplest of things done for her was amazing. Every so often, I would surprise her with a favorite ice cream or blueberries or special treats that she likes but never asked for. The look on her face and that radiant smile she displayed was priceless.
I will miss Lois very much, but I know that she is definitely looking over us in Heaven and I am certain that she will always shield the shelter from danger and will bestow upon us all her blessings and intercede for us through God, the will to keep going and the strength to prevail.
I thank you Lois for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your life, I miss you and love you dear Angel.
Lois did not know you long enough. Your smile was your special given to us. You were chosen by God to help the homeless you were a special person and now you are one of God’s Angel in heaven. This world would be a better place if we had more people like you.. rest in peace your work on earth is done let us left behind try to carry on- Jane Werth