Staff Spotlight: Lois Lilly
A new year, new changes and that same sentiment applies to our staff. Lois is "retiring" from her Housing Assistant position at SouthFair. She has been with SouthFair for 9 years helping many clients graduate from being renters to homeowners. She has been very instrumental in nurturing homebuyers for our Fair Park Estates development thorough a number of one-on-one meetings, she has assisted with post purchase workshops and has been one of the most dependable staff members throughout the many weathered seasons SouthFair has endured.
I am sure we will hear from Lois often. We leaned on her historical knowledge of the community. She also provide good banter on the local and national social and political framework. She will be missed!
Where Born: –
Pappadeaux in Duncanville
One sister, 2 nieces and a nephew. Their children and grandchildren total 10. Some in College and others will start in 2020. All of them are computer experts and really great kids.
Famous person you would most like to meet:
Unknown, there are so many
Words that describe you best:
Inquisitive, patient, friendly, team player, positive, love to travel.
In your spare time you …
Read, work on my genealogy, visit with friends, participate in community programs and travel when financially able. I also founded a Dallas Civil Rights Museum at the Martin Luther Jr. King Center along with a close friend Emma Rodgers four years ago. If you would like to visit you must call for an appointment. Please feel free to reach me at 469-628- 1711 for an appointment.
If you have learned one thing in life, it is…
always be prepared, be patient, most of the time situations can turn into blessings.
What are your hopes/desires for SouthFair and the South Dallas Community:
I hope that SouthFair continues to develop an environment in which all south Dallas residents join together to build a true community. There is need for safe activities and after school programs designed options for the youth. Today’s youth are able to learn about technology in a “nano” second. More training in various trades could be developed for adults who need employment. Financial management Workshops have been successful within SouthFair. More programs like this can be offered to the larger community in various sites. Marketing Programs funded in part by South Dallas organizations and businesses would also benefit.