Lois Cloud

Obituary of Lois Pravata Cloud

Lois Pravata Cloud, age 83, of Memphis, Tennessee and formerly Slidell, Louisiana passed away on July 22, 2020 in Germantown, Tennessee. Lois was born at the Hotel Dieu Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana to Lucian and Mattie Mitchell Pravata on July 16, 1937.  She attended Slidell High School where she was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year in 1956.  Lois attended Mississippi Southern College and in 1960 received a bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy and a minor in Psychology.  She was a member of the Dixie Darlings precision dance team in the organization’s earliest days.  Founded in 1954, the Dixie Darlings are entering their 66th year and are internationally recognized.  She was also President of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.  Lois married fellow student Thomas E. Cloud on December 28, 1959.  As a Navy wife, she raised her family in Pensacola, Florida, Corpus Christie, Texas, Hawaii, and Atsugi, Japan.  After the Navy, her husband’s second career took them to Kobe, Japan and Hong Kong.  While overseas, she graduated from programs in charcoal painting and flower arranging and earned certification in the practice of healing acupressure.  She also provided speech therapy to children in public schools and private practice.  They moved back to Slidell in 1974. She was a successful real estate agent before joining the Colgate Palmolive Corporation as a merchandising/sales support representative.  She was an excellent cook and hostess, excelled in entertaining friends and family, and had a wonderful sense of humor.  Her energy and enjoyment of life was apparent to all fortunate to know her.  Most sacred to Lois were her love of God, family, and the culture of the New Orleans area. 

Lois is survived by her sons Christopher Cloud and Richard (Sandy) Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Lucian Joseph (Bunce) Pravata; sister Mary Lou (William) Champagne; and her husband of fifty-three years, Thomas E. Cloud. 

Visitation (adhering to social distancing guidelines) will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Audubon Funeral Home in Slidell followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery also in Slidell.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.  Please visit www.AudubonFuneralHome.com to sign the guestbook. 

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Saturday
1
August

Visitation

11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Audubon Funeral Home
61101 Hwy 11
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
985-645-0600
Saturday
1
August

Mass of Christian Burial

1:30 pm
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Audubon Funeral Home Chapel
61101 Hwy 11
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
985-645-0600

Burial

Forest Lawn Cemetery
1751 Gause Blvd
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
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