OBITUARY

Lillian Mitchell

September 4, 1935November 5, 2018
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2018 Lilly passed away 05 November 2018. She was born in Waverly, Alabama on September 4, 1935 to John Henry Lewis and Eunice Lockhart Lewis. She was the last of five girls and one boy born to John and Eunice. In 1950, while visiting her girlfriend in Brooklyn, NY, who happened to be her future husbands’ sister, Albert and Lilly met for the first time. Albert served in the Air Force in the Korean War from 1952 -1956. One month after returning, Albert and Lilly were married on June 2, 1956, in Brooklyn, NY. After some years in Brooklyn and Queens, Albert and Lilly moved to Central Islip, NY. She enjoyed gardening and worked as a telephone and key punch operator for New York Bell Telephone Company and worked as a Server and an Estee Lauder representative. After raising 2 children, Albert and Lilly retired to Charleston, SC, where she lived until her passing. She was proceeded in death by her parents, John and Eunice, five sisters, Maryjohn, Betty, Essie, Lou, Ann, and one brother, Dan. Lillian is survived by her husband, Albert, of 62 years, her sons Glenn of Central Islip, New York and Michael of Watervliet, New York. Also surviving are her 3 grandsons Adrian, Michael, and Aaron and 4 granddaughters Kimberly, Ja’niece, Michelle, and Charisse. She has 2 great grandchildren: Amaya and Zylia. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. And a very special mention for Geraldine Drayton for helping us in this most difficult time. Lilly’s wishes were to be cremated. Lilly’ will forever be remembered for her beautiful personality, her big smile and warm heart. Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank Riverside Rehab in Charleston, South Carolina for all their hard work. Our family cannot express enough how grateful we are for all the many friends who cared and loved Mom. Visitation Friday November 9,018 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Carolina Memorial Funeral Home with the Life Well Celebrated Service at 1pm in the funeral home chapel. Private cremation at the Carolina Memorial Crematory. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared on the funeral home website at www.carolinamemorial.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lillian Mitchell

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Yolanda Milledge

November 12, 2018

I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting Mr. Mitch and Lilly via Latrice and Shanetia.
They were the best neighbors that they had. I loved their fun-loving spirit, advice, dancing, and their ever-popular hunch punch. The memories that we had with you guys were so amazing. I'm blessed that I had a chance to experience such a beautiful and loving couple. Rest on Ms. Lilly!

With Love,
Yolanda "Yo" Milledge

Jan Ryan

November 9, 2018

Miss Lilly and Mr. Mitch were one of the first friends I made when I moved to Charleston. They would be on their patio when I would be walking PePe and always wave and smile. From there our friendship grew. She always thought that PePe was talking to her. Miss Lilly always welcomed us into her home and always would have a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed. Until we meet again.

Shelley Malloy

November 9, 2018

Growing up in CI, our block was like one big family...Rest In Peace Mrs Mitchell! Glenn, Michael, Mr Mitchell and family, you are in my thoughts.

Raymond Morton

November 8, 2018

Will never forget the times we had as the M's
The Mitchells
The Malloys
The Montgomerys
The Means
The Mortons
And dancing the Swing with Lillian
You will be missed

Julian Mitchell

November 8, 2018

Aunt Lilly was the kindest woman I’ve ever known. She showed me love like no other and made my summers in NY the best a kid could ask for. My love for her will never end and I’m blessed to have had her as an Aunt.

Temekia Mitchell

November 8, 2018

Tenekia Mitchell

November 8, 2018

My name is Temekia Mitchell, the wife of Michael Mitchell. I am the daughter in law of Mrs. Mitchell. She also had 3 other grandkids that live in Albany. And 2 great grand kids. My condolences go out to the family at this time. May she SIP. I am going to keep you in my prayers and in my heart.

Charisse Mitchell

November 7, 2018

Charisse Mitchell

November 7, 2018

Charisse Mitchell

November 7, 2018