May 3, 1953 ~ January 15, 2020
Ava Joyce Lott (Green) was born on May 3, 1953, to Corinne Faye Sterling and the late Morris Green in Cuero, Texas. At an early age, Ava moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she attended Booker T. Washington Elementary, James Whitcomb Riley Junior High School, and finally graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. With both beauty and brains, Ava went on to begin her secondary education in the Alamo Community College District where she became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Zeta Epsilon Chapter, also known as “24 on the Floor.”
Immersed at an early age in the Christian Community, Ava attended Zion Star Missionary Baptist church where she fell in love with the ministry of song. She loved singing in the choir and praising God with her beautiful voice. Her love of music led her to become a member of the Walker-Ford Singers and later the acapella group Harmony Bells. Ava’s strong beliefs were extended into her family whom she loved with all her heart. Blessed with two beautiful children, Ava raised them to know and love the Lord as she did. She attended various places of worship, sharing, learning and growing her devotion to Christ. Ava was also a lifelong member of Women’s Aglow and most recently, Bible Study Fellowship. In the years leading to her final hour, she was a devoted member of Community Bible Church where she sang in the choir, was an intercessory prayer warrior, and Sunday school teacher.
Ava was employed with Southwestern Bell, The City of San Antonio, and later with KCI where she eventually retired. The numerous friends she met along the way were always near and dear to her heart.
In October of 2005, Ava was given the diagnosis of Stage Four breast cancer. Her unwavering faith in God, strong will to live, and the love and prayers of family, friends, and many supporters carried her through these last fourteen years. Even though she succumbed to this terrible disease, her battle was not in vain because she touched the lives of so many. Her larger than life personality was a beacon of light and a perfect example of hope and God’s love.
She fought a good fight, finished her course, and kept the faith. Ava departed her Earthly life and entered God’s arms on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
She is preceded in death by her father, Morris Green and stepmother, Jessie Green; brother, Milford Green; and stepfather, James Sterling.
Ava leaves to cherish her memories – mother, Corinne Faye Sterling; sister, Annita Webber; brother, Anthony Sterling (Julia); daughter, Cicely Lott; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Linda Lott; grandchildren: Ciara Hendricks, Jaylin Lott, and Jonavon Lott; great-granddaughter, Jessa Hendricks; and a host of step-siblings, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
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