Lillie Williams was born on September 30, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois. She transitioned to eternity with her Lord on October 20, 2019, in Frisco, Texas.
The fourth of 11 children, Lillie attended Harlan High School. She went on to pursue her Associate's degree and enjoyed a longtime career in sales and marketing at Soft Sheen. Specifically, she marketed Shop Talk, a cosmetology trade magazine.
Lillie accepted Christ as a young child. Until her health began to decline, she was a longtime, devoted member of Trinity United Church of Christ where she sang in the Sanctuary Choir, served on the usher board, and was a youth sponsor for Little Warriors for Christ children's choir. Eventually, Lillie relocated to Texas to be with her daughter.
Affectionately regarded as "Granny" by her grandchildren, Lillie enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and Pokeno among many hobbies. In her younger days, she enjoyed traveling. She will be fondly remembered for her no-nonsense, funny, kind, loving, and selfless nature. Her generosity impacted many who crossed her path. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, Lovell Williams, Sr. and Frances Hall Williams; and five siblings: Juanita Holt-Brown, Lovell Williams, Jr., Mary Williams, Francine Williams, and Ivan Williams. Those left to cherish precious memories include her son, Antoine Williams, Sr. (Deborah); daughter, Keena Thicklin-Luckett (Michael II); grandchildren: Antoine Ryan Williams, Jr., Kennedy Thicklin, Kenyanna Williams, and Michael Luckett III; siblings; Deborah Blunt, Barbara Harper, Janice Foster, Tyrone Williams, and Lloyd Williams; cousin and best friend, Shyrley Cobb; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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