OBITUARY

Charles Leigh Lilly Sr.

May 15, 1934December 9, 2017

Charles Leigh Lilly Sr., 83, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 under the direction of Kennestone Wellstar Hospice. Charles was born on May 15, 1934 in Timpson, Texas and moved to Birmingham, AL in 1935, he graduated from Hewitt High School Class of 1953. He was also a graduate of Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, GA. He was a Veteran of the Air National Guard. In 1968 he and his family moved to Kennesaw where he resided until his passing. Charles is retired from Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA where he was an teacher for forty-five years. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Kennesaw First Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by parents EA and Ruth Lilly of Birmingham, AL; his first wife Jennie Charlotte Brown of Birmingham area; an infant daughter Bethann Lilly; and a son Loren Benjamin Lilly. He is survived by his wife Diane Wise Lilly of Kennesaw, GA; a daughter Lisa Lilly Pody (Larry) of Eufaula, AL; son Leigh Lilly (Lyn) of Birmingham, AL and son Leslie Lilly of Nashville, TN. His five grandchildren: Sarah Kurtz Walker (Curtis) of Birmingham, AL; Rachel Kurtz, Dothan, AL, Benjamin Pody, Birmingham, AL; Jessica Lilly, Acworth, GA and Elijah Lilly, TN. His two Great Grandchildren: Kayleigh Ann Lilly, Denver, CO and Lillian Lilly, Canton, GA. He is also survived by his step-children: Ray Fordham of Dallas, GA and Rayna Knotts (Eric) of Dallas, GA. His step- grandchildren: Tate, Tanner and Tucker Highfield of Dallas, GA and Lexie and Landon Fordham of Dallas GA. A sister Dollie Lilly Davis of Pinson, AL; a brother Raymond Lilly (Bonnie) of Clay AL and several wonderful nieces and nephews of Alabama and Florida. As per Charles’ wishes, services will be private and Winkenhofer Cremation is in charge. John 14:3 “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am”.

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Kathy Hearn

December 28, 2017

Diane, I am so so very sorry and so very sad to have just heard that Charles Leigh has gone on to Heaven. He is probably up there rejoicing with Daddy, Uncle Adlee, Aunt Ruth, Aunt Naomi & the rest of the family.
I was shocked to hear this -I didn't know he was sick. As you know, I loved him so very much-he was such a special, wonderful man.
May God wrap His loving arms around you & give you strength & comfort during this very difficult time.
I Love You-Kathy Lilly Hearn

Gloria/Robin Hollett

December 26, 2017

Lilly Family and Beulah,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on Mr.Lilly's passing.Thinking of you all. I am so sorry that I cannot attend his funeral as we are in CBS visiting our son and family.

Patsy, Terry Barrett

December 26, 2017

So sorry to hear of Charlies passing. He was a very fine man. Always with a smile and time for a chat. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Patsy, Terry Barrett

December 26, 2017

So sorry to hear of Charlies passing. He was a very fine man. Always with a smile and time for a chat. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Don Snook

December 25, 2017

We express our deepest sympathy in the passing of your loved one. We have fond memories of the many times we shared fellowship and sang Christian choruses and songs at the Lilly home.
Be assured of our prayers and the comfort of knowing that Charlie is at peace with God.
Sincerely,
Don and Leah Snook (Majors) (R)

Susan MCCulloch

December 23, 2017

So sorry to hear of Uncle Charlie's passing. I have such great memories of visiting Aunt Gwen and Uncle Charlie :). My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Xo Susan McCulloch( nee Hefford)

Lindsay Stroud

December 23, 2017

My thoughts and wishes are with the Lilly family this week as you celebrate Charlie. Know that he will be kept in our hearts. Love and peace to you.

June Chaulk Quinton

December 22, 2017

So Sorry to hear of Charlies passing. I met Charlie and Gwen when they visited Ed and Lynn Dewey. A very unforgettable man, always had a smile. May you RIP Charlie and we will meet again.

Katrina Smith (Gardner)

December 22, 2017

Uncle Charlie will be missed but never forgotten. I have so many fond memories from my child hood visiting with him and Aunt Gwen. May he be at peace.

Jessica Skinner & Dylan Gaulton

December 22, 2017

Uncle Charlie will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences go out to all members of the family during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY