Mary K. Lillie, age 95 of Highland, IL, formerly of Lebanon, IL, died Sunday, January 10, 2016, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
She was born on Wednesday, December 15, 1920, in Corinth, MS, the daughter of Adolphus Burress and Hattie Walker.
On Thursday, August 05, 1971, she married Roy Lillie who passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2001.
She was a member of Kingdom Hall – Jehovah’s Witness, Highland, IL .
Born and raised in Corinth, Mississippi. She lived in California, Texas and Michigan, before moving to Lebanon, IL, in 1971. She was a household manager, taking care of the daily routines and duties of family homes. The last family home she worked at was in O’Fallon, IL. She was an incredible cook. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, children and her grandchildren.
Son – Gene D. (Anita) Walker, Lebanon, IL
Son – Darrell H. James, Iowa
Grandchild – Megan Walker, New Baden, IL
Grandchild – Brittanye James, Lebanon, IL
Great Grandchild – Emmanuel Williams
Great Grandchild – Myles Williams
Great Grandchild – Harmony James.
She was preceded in death by:
Husband – Roy Lillie (died 4/29/2001)
Father – Adolphus — Burress
Mother – Hattie — Walker.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Kingdom Hall – Jehovah’s Witness in Highland, IL.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Kingdom Hall – Jehovah’s Witness in Highland, IL., with Brother Guy Boyd, officiating.
Interment will be at College Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandchildren.
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249