Mrs. Mora Louise White Dillard, mother of Rev. John Dillard (Retired) died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 after a lengthy illness. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland Funeral Home & Memorial Park in Dallas. Interment will follow in the Court of Faith. Please keep John and all of the family in your prayers during this time of sadness.
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Wichita Falls, TX 76310
Mora Louise White Dillard, 90, died peacefully Sunday March 9. Services are planned for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in the Wildwood Chapel at Restland with the Reverend John B. (Jack) Soper of Arapaho United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Court of Faith. Louise was born August 12, 1923 at home to Roy and Amanda Pope White in the Love’s Lookout area near Jacksonville, Texas. She was a hard worker and helped provide for her five siblings before graduating from Kilgore Junior College. Following World War II, she married John Fuller Dillard, Jr. August 23, 1947 while both were working for Shell Oil Company in Kilgore. She became a homemaker following her husband’s work in Louisiana and Texas before moving to North Texas in 1958. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and volunteering for various United Methodist Church and civic group activities such as Cub Scouts, Campfire Girls and Meals on Wheels. After raising her family, she returned to the workforce at the Sun Lab in Richardson and later retired from Kerr-McKee.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband in 1995; her brother Robert White and sister Lois Crawford. She is survived by her sisters Nancy Penney of Midland, Annette Mayo of Florida and Jeanette Bullock of California; and first cousin Sallyann Pickle of Tyler. Additionally she is survived by son John (& Karen) Dillard of Wichita Falls and daughter Anne (& Gregg) Weger of Plano. She is also survived by grandchildren Jeff (& Jennifer) Dillard of Holliday and Grant Weger & Zack Weger of Plano. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Jackson & Korbin Case and Allie Jean Dillard of Holliday as well as many nieces and nephews.