Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA


James Francis Lillis Jr.

January 1, 1950October 18, 2019

On Friday, October 18, 2019 of Falls Church, VA. Beloved son of the late James F. Lillis, Sr., CMDR, USN (Ret.) and Catherine M. (Clinton) Lillis. He is preceded in death by his brother Christopher C. and his cousin James F. Kelley, Jr. He is survived by his aunt Margaret M. (Lillis) Kelley, his sister Catherine M. Lillis and his brothers J. Patrick, Gerard F., John M., William B., Robert V., and Michael E. Lillis. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad St. (Rt. 7), Falls Church, VA from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. James Catholic Church, 103 N. Spring St., Falls Church, VA at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., Post Office Box 695, LaPlata, MD 20646 (https://projecthealingwaters.org/donate). Condolences and fond memories may be made at murphyfuneralhomes.com.


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 30, 2019


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Jay Byrnes

October 21, 2019

Jim and I had many a good time over the years mostly when we both much younger. Jim and his family have been a second family to me since I was in High School. May God bless him and his brothers and sister and there large extended family. RIP Jay and Betty Byrnes