Lillie Mae Stevens Parish

Published 10:07 am Thursday, February 2, 2012

Lillie Mae Stevens Parish, formally of Brundidge, passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Troy Health & Rehab in Troy. She was 91. Funeral services for Lillie Mae Parish will be held Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Skeen Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Minister Mart Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Brundidge with Skeen Funeral Home of Troy directing. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Visitation for Lillie Mae Parish was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy.

Lillie Mae Stevens Parish was born December 18, 1920 in the Wise Mill Community in Coffee County, daughter of the late Willie Leon Stevens and Lear May Cotton Stevens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Parish; two babies; two brothers, Leroy Stevens and Hubbert Stevens; and two sisters, Jewell Smart and Mary Louise Baggett.

Mrs. Parish was a wonderful lady and loved by all. Her mother passed away when Lillie was only 12 years old. She raised her mother’s family and then her own five children, putting them all through school. She was a terrific cook and known for her apple tarts and fried chicken. Lillie was a wonderful seamstress, made clothes for all her family as well as cotton sacks to pick cotton. She loved her family, her Bible and her Savior.

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She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law; Sara (Dale) Halligan, Warner Robins, GA and Emma Bynum, Jacksonville, FL; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Harvie (Mary) Parish, Macon, GA, Rudolph Parish, and Junior Orell (Doris) Parish, all of Brundidge; five grandchildren, Lisa (Jon) Luft and Shawn Bynum, all of Jacksonville, FL, Sheila Rivenbark, Eagle Mountain, Utah, Karen Franquez, Allen, TX, and Jamie Orell Parish, Jack; 15 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. The guest book may be signed and words of condolences may be expressed at