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Lillie Mae Scott was born June 5, 1928 in Helena, AR. to the union of Willie and Maybell Scott. Lillie accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and was baptized at Macedonia Baptist Church in Oneida, AR. Lillie was united in Holy Matrimony to Allen B. Coley on December 25,1945 in Oneida, AR. Shortly thereafter, the newlyweds relocated to the Chicagoland area. After moving to the Harvey-Dixmoor, IL. area, Lillie and her husband found comfort in raising their seven children. Lillie joined Second Baptist Church in Harvey, IL. and was a faithful member serving on various ministries. She will always be remembered by her work produced by faith and her labor prompted by love.
Lillie moved to Chicago, IL. she began her career at Schulze & Burch Biscuit Company. After raising her seven children, Lillie desired to work again as a part time lunch attendant for King Jr. High School and Rosa Parks Middle School in which she became affectionately known as everybody's favorite "Lunch Lady" due to her compassionate and caring personality. In her later years, she then enjoyed volunteer work in the gift shop at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. She also loved to bowl and joined a senior bowling league called the "Thursday Morning Glories".
Lillie loved people and was no stranger to anyone she encountered. She was a "straight no chaser" when it came to telling you how she felt. She led with compassion and as a result was respected and loved by those who crossed her path. She was an advocate for what was right and just for everyone.
Lillie was an excellent cook, seamstress, loyal friend and most importantly a devoted wife, loving sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. On the evening of October 24th, the spirit of this beautiful soul, Lillie, went home to be with the Lord. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents; loving husband Allen; daughter Juana; granddaughter, Chanell, and all ten of her siblings.
Lillie leaves to cherish her loving memory; her son Milton (Linda); five daughters: Marva (Sam) Brown, Beverly, Renee (Ronald) Malvin, Marcina (Michael) Smith, and Angela. She also leaves eleven grandchildren; Michelle (Frank) Thompson, Jayson, Sheree, Stephanie, Mallori (Christopher) Hill, Aerian, Alexander, Nicholas (Shanita) Malvin; Miya, Morgan, Marleah and ten great-grandchildren, one sister-in law Ruth Coley; a God-daughter, Jackie Miller, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and family.