Monday, April 15, 2019, Lotta Louise “Poobie” Stinnett joined her high school sweetheart and husband of 50 years, Eddie, in heaven.
Papa and his “doll” leave behind their daughter, Paula Stinnett, and son, Eddie Stinnett, along with a loving legacy of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Louise’s hero big brother, Donald Hays, his devoted wife, Marie, as well as her beloved sister, Glenda Hays Duncan, and an infinite number of friends and family will also feel the loss as days become years and Louise’s lasting impressions create tear-filled smiles due to the warm memories of yesteryear.
“Honey,” as she was known by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, loved to play games, dance, and sing; a drama queen in jeans who created giggles with her dishtowel microphone and dancing apron strings.
For nearly a year, Louise battled ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “It may take my body, but it can’t take my spirit!” she would say. She traveled many places in her wheelchair van (also known as the “Mystery Machine”) and everywhere she went people were drawn to her. Honey shared the warmth of her smile, friendly words, and genuine Christian personality; this earned friends who would come from great distances to visit with her and share her journey.
Greeting Poobie at the pearly gates will be her parents, Burnest and Virginia Hays, and her best friend, Charlotte Kelly.
This beloved one lived by the mantra:
“Love people not because of what they do, but in spite of what they do.” Louise Stinnett.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Memory to: The Miriam Class, First Baptist Church, 2645 Lafayette Road, P.O. Box 2125, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
We love you.
You will be missed.