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Mary Leigh Lilly




Mary Leigh Lilly; born October 20th, 1933. The second daughter and child of Clarence and Viola Williams of Pipestem, WV. A 1951 graduate of Hinton High School in Hinton, WV.

On November 28th, 1953, she married her high school sweetheart, Arnold Ray Lilly, also of Pipestem, WV. Mary Leigh and Arnold Ray would later move to Baltimore, MD, where they would have 3 sons (all surviving Mary): David W. Lilly of Lewisburg, TN; Mitchell K. Lilly (Debbie) of College Grove, TN; and Kenneth R. Lilly (Leah) of Lewisburg, TN.

After several moves, in 1976, Arnold and Mary found themselves in Lewisburg, TN; where they would live out their remaining years. Mary was the grandmother of 10; 7 natural and 3 step, Heather Lilly Conditt of Shelbyville, TN; Jeremy Lilly of Bethlehem, GA; Keith Lilly of Powder Springs, GA; Matt Lilly of Murfreesboro, TN; Amanda Lilly Honea of Social Circle, GA; Jake Lilly of Spring Hill, TN; Austin Lilly of Spring Hill, TN; and 3 step-grandchildren, T.C. Hedge and Thomas Hedge of Tullahoma, TN; and Mary Cate Costa of Canton, MS.

Mary was also blessed with 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her brother, Eddie Dean Williams and sister, Greta Williams Johnston, as well as her parents. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Arnold R. Lilly.

Mary was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg. Mary passed from this earth on June 29th, 2021. She will be missed by all.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2021, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Terry Choate officiating. Burial followed in the Neely Family Cemetery at Pipestem.

Friends could visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

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The Lilly family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on Athens Road in Princeton, WV.

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