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Lillie Rose Lippe

September 28, 1926June 5, 2021

Lillie Rose (Meissner) Lippe, a wonderful wife, mother, granny and great granny left the confines of this Earth to enter into the mansions of heaven on June 5, 2021.This wonderful transfer to the Church Triumphant was made possible, not by the works of Lillie, but by the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ, our risen Lord and Savior. Lillie was loved by many and was always a very friendly soul. She died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 94.

She was born on September 28, 1926 in Midland, Texas to Gustav Carl Meissner (1900-1981) and Alma (Jesse) Meissner (1898-1990). She was second of seven children born to Gus and Alma. Her siblings, Martin Meissner, Melvin Meissner, Marie Hanna and Leona Foster preceded her in death. Lillie loved her family and contributed to many people’s lives and always loved learning new things. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Midland where her parents were charter members. She attended Prairie Lee Elementary School and graduated from Midland High School in 1944. One of her favorite memories was a 4-H trip to the Davis Mountains as a young teenager. She loved the Cottonwood trees there. Lillie served many years as an election judge at Bonham Jr. High and Dowling Elementary in Odessa. She loved politics and followed them closely. She also worked many years as a crisis volunteer for the Odessa Rape Crisis Center and was named a hometown hero in 1991. She kept a neat and tidy house and made the most wonderful hot rolls that were enjoyed by her family at special holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Lillie was also active in her LCMS churches (Redeemer, Good Shepherd, Emmanuel and Fishers of Men) over the years. She loved teaching Sunday School and always enjoyed children. In her later years she loved her home and friends at Atria in Sugar Land. Her dedication to daily devotions, worship and singing to her Lord Jesus were part of her daily life. She remained active exercising, visiting, and sharing poems by her grandfather, Herman Jesse. Lillie was married to her dear husband, Benjamin Henry Lippe (1925-2017), for 66 years. She lived in Odessa from 1951 until her move to Sugar Land, Texas in 2019 to be near her children. She is survived by her loving children: Daniel Lippe of Houston, his wife, Sharon, granddaughters, Caitlin Sansing, her husband, Greg, and great granddaughters, Lilly and Violet; Lisa Armstrong, her husband, Brian; Charlotte (Lippe) Schuman of Missouri City, Texas, her husband, Fred, grandsons, David Schuman and Jonathan Schuman; Phyllis (Lippe) Hartman of Houston, her husband, Mark, grandchildren Nathan Hartman and Sarah Abasov, her husband, Anar, and great grandchildren Aaron, Luke and Caleb; Byron Lippe of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, his wife, Darla, grandsons, Jesse Lippe, his wife, Ai; Zachery Lippe and great granddaughter, Eve. She is also survived by her siblings Fred Meissner and Ada Hill (husband Gene). Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. She is survived by her loved extended family: Katie Richards, Ruth Cleckler (husband John), Ruth Lippe, Elsie Lippe, Dora Mae Lippe. A special thanks for all the care and love from her church family at Emmanuel Lutheran in Odessa, her dear neighbors and all her friends at Atria in Sugar Land.

Family visitation and a memorial service will be held in Odessa, Texas at Emmanuel Lutheran Church - 6450 TX-191 Frontage, Odessa, TX 79762. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

In lieu of flowers donations can be given to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Hour, or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 16, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, July 17, 2021


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Donna Cook

June 17, 2021

She was a wonderful aunt and a shining example of a true Christian and a true patriot. I am grateful to have had her in my life since I was very young, and I remember very well the very first time I met her when Uncle Ben brought her to visit my parents and introduced us. She was beautiful then and always. I will miss you, Aunt Lillie Rose, but I know you are happy and pain free with Uncle Ben and all of your other relatives and friends who have gone before you. Love you! Your niece, Donna.

Norma Foster

June 17, 2021

Aunt Lillie was a dear sweet lady. She will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy.