Celebrating the life of

Delorise (Lois) Gail Accord Zipperer

May 21, 1941 - March 25, 2021

Delorise (Lois) Gail Accord Zipperer

Lois was born in Omar, West Virginia, on May 21, 1941, and passed away unexpectedly on March 25th after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her husband Edward, daughter Melissa, and dear friend Christie Palmer. 

Lois, a Savannah resident for much of her life, was renowned for her creative flair at home and admired for her sense of fashion. With a history of working in retail, she dressed and styled many. Known affectionately as 'Big Red,' she loved babies, weddings, and a good party of friends and family. All such gatherings had a vision and a plan from start to finish. She was a powerful force and kept everyone on their toes and in good order!

Lois and Ed welcomed all and entertained many at their home on 'the River.’ An avid cook and decorator, she was known for celebrating all the seasons and especially her favorites, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the 4th of July. If you were sick, you could rely on Lois to make sure you were checked in on and well fed with her soups, pound cakes, and of course, the gallons of ambrosia at Christmas! 

Lois and "her little man," Kitty Kitty, were often found quietly sitting together on the porch, reading the Bible, contemplating the next family gathering, mentally rearranging furniture or simply appreciating the beauty of the marsh and the coastal sunsets.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Olga Accord; brother, Fred Accord; son Josiah Loadholt; her daughter, Renay McClain; son-in-law Dick Pollard; brother-in-law Mike Decker. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Edward H. Zipperer; daughters, Tamera Kish, Tina Pollard, Melissa Wheeler (Tim), Courtney Loadholt, and Laura Zipperer (Gail); and son, Daniel Zipperer. 

She is also survived by grandchildren: Lauren Davis, Brittney Lightsey (Travis), Breane Knowles (Dustin), Christopher Wheeler (Melanie), Ryan Wheeler (Casey); and great grandchildren, Brayden, Emmery, Ezra, Amethyst, and Baylor. She also leaves behind her brother, Harold Accord (Kim); and sister, Sue Decker; and many nieces, nephews, dear friends, the 'ladies of the island', and her most beloved cat, Kitty Kitty.

Lois was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension and will be loved always by many who are comforted to know she is with the God who she loved with all her heart.

Visitation is Wednesday, March 31 at 12:00 noon at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm in the Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel. Interment to follow at the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Lois often said, ‘do not wait to give me flowers when I am gone.’ 

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull Street, Savannah, GA  31401, or Morris Slotin Transportation Fund of the Alee Temple, PO Box 14147, Savannah, GA 31416.

For the health and safety of all attendees, COVID precautions, including social distancing and the wearing of masks, are strongly encouraged. 



Condolences and prayers for the family

- Irma & Mike Ortiz, Savannah , Georgia

Carl and Kathy remember Lois from Clown unit activities and trips. She was always so cheerful and smiled always! I remember shopping for shoes with her for her wedding to Ed. It would take days to say all the good times we had with Ed and Lois. May God bless the Zipperer family and Lois's kids and grands. Ed - God bless and take care. We always loved being around both of you.

- Kathy and Carl Looper, Tybee Islaqnd, GA


- RUTH S FINCHER, savannah, GA

Big Red! As an extended member of your family I was blessed to spend vacation time with you. Were we made many fun memories. My favorite Mr and Mrs Muffin!

- Shelley Dan and Bella Fore, North Richland Hills , Texas

Mellissa and family I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers and sincere sympathy are with you all at this difficult time.

- Gayle Baker, Princeton , NC

I was so sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. She was a grand lady and will be missed by all.

- Jill Luquette Smith, Toronto, Ohio

I met Lois through Melissa. We used to spend many weekends at the River and always a great time. Being newly from Michigan 30 some years ago, I learned how to catch shrimp from their dock and de-head them(Melissa). She gave me the dress I wore for my wedding and they had a little reception on their dock for us. Also attended an New Years Party which was very memorable. She was always kind and giving and I will hold these memories I have for her forever. Beautiful woman in and out. I am Thankful for having a chance in life to know her.

- Teresa Love, SAVANNAH, Georgia

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- Teresa Love, SAVANNAH, Georgia

Sorry for your loss sending prayers and condolences for your family Chancy and Tracy

- Chancy Mitchell, SAVANNAH, GA

Prayers for all of you on the loss of a very special lady. May God comfort and keep you.

- Rita W Douglas, Bloomingdale, Georgia

Our Hearfelt Condolences and Prayers for Comfort.

- DiPietro , Savannah , Ga.

She will be miss and is now in heaven with the Lord

- Chris Dipietro, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Laura, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love

- Diane and Karl Terrell, Atlanta, GA

We are sad to hear of Lois's passing. Her spirit and love of life was inspiring. Lois was a blessing to all who knew her, and we have wonderful memories of the warm, generous and fun times we all shared. Lois never wasted a minute! Our condolences to Ed and the entire family.

- The Sanders Family, Savannah, GA

Tina, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your (extended) family during this difficult time. Blessings,

- Diane S Mann, MOORE, SC

Sorry for your loss. Class of SHS 49

- Taylor, Pooler, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel