Lillian Francis Doty
February 27, 1929 – October 11, 2020
Lillian Francis Doty, age 91, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Lillian was born February 27, 1929 in Bangor, Alabama to George and Mary Hawkins.
Lillian was a lady with a very big heart and enjoyed living a simple life. She loved spending time with her family which she so fondly referred to as her "bunch". She loved cooking for them, she would make some of the best down home cooking that you ever ate! Whether she was making a pot of turnip greens with sweet cornbread, red beans and sausage or fried potatoes and onions , it felt like you were getting a big plate of love from her every time! Lillian not only loved her family, but she also loved working on puzzles, she loved watching game shows, and she absolutely loved listening to music, especially gospel music, and she loved singing along with all the gospel songs!
Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, son Carl Doty, daughter Teresa Lewis and her 11 brothers and sisters.
Those left with cherished memories are her four daughters; Mary Swinney, Sara DeLand, Patricia Turner and Tena Cook and husband Garrett, one brother Troy Hawkins, 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren along with a host of other beloved family and friends who will miss her dearly.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.andersonclaytonterrell.com for the Doty family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Lillian Francis Doty
October 14, 2020
To say that our Nanaw will be missed is the understatement of a lifetime. She loved everyone! She had the gentlest soul, but with the heart of a lion. Nanaw loved you with everything. You knew you were always welcome in her home. And Nanaw loved company. She would feed you snacks and sweets til you had to take a nap. And you always could just lay down anytime if you were tired, she'd get you a pillow and blanket.
I remember being a kid and dreading watching another episode of The Price is Right and hearing Nanaw talk about how handsome Bob Barker was, and she loved her some Bob Barker haha.... What I would give to have just one more lazy afternoon at Nanaw's, doing puzzles, tending to her plants, going for walks, even her saying she was gonna switch us kids for "starting ruckus" which she never actually did haha.... all great memories!
My wife and I have a daughter now that just turned 2 years old. We named her Lillian after this amazing woman. She was, is, and always will be a huge part of my heart. And I will tell Lily story's about Nanaw as long as I live. Stories about how kind, strong, and caring Nanaw was. She will be remembered. There are so many story's to tell about her. And so many things I wish I could tell her now, but I know she knows.
One thing you taught me Nanaw, is how to enjoy lifes little, quiet, simpler things and to not get too caught up in the big ones. You helped make me the man I am today in so many ways. Thank you for that and so much more!
God knew what he was doing when he made you!
May your light be a guild
Love you Nanaw
You will be missed!