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Lillie Lee Willingham Hall
( Grandma Lil )
Lillie Lee Willingham Hall ( Grandma Lil ), went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday May 15, 2014 at 11:45 P.M. from the Lourdes Hospital.
Mrs. Hall was 88, she was born September 10, 1925 in Paducah, Kentucky. Her parents were James Emery Willingham and Ollie Nora Brokaw Willingham. She married Gerald Edward Hall in October of 1949. They were together for 45 years. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one young son, Edward Eugene Willingham and several infant children whom passed away at birth, three brothers and three sisters and two daughter in laws. Lil is survived by two loving and caring sons, Charles David ( Papoose ) Hall and wife Eleanor and Wayne Edward Hall and wife Bonnie, one stepson, Larry Hall and wife Sandy all of Paducah, Ky. She has two grandchildren, Edward Wayne and wife Peggy Hall and Katrina Shea and husband Greg Strong, Four step grandchildren, Jimmy, Susie, Bobby and Lisa .She will always live in the hearts of her two great grandsons, who could make her smile even on her worst days. Gregory " Bryce" Strong she called in "Gee Gee's Baby Boy and Dawson Watkins, her board game partner, and four step great grandchildren. She has several nieces and nephews, including one very special niece, Beatrice Cruse and husband Steve who brought her a lemon pie each year for her birthday. grandma Lil, as she was known by everyone, was a dedicated Christian Lady. She enjoyed going to church and attended as often as she could even though she was very ill. Lil was a member of the Paducah Holiness Church. She was a loving and giving person. Through the years she cared for loved ones ( or anyone ) who was alone, ill or just needed a place to stay. During the ice storm she welcomed neighbors who had no heat to share her home. She loved making and giving away quilts. She was the best of cooks, and everyone agrees no one makes cornbread or dressing like hers. She enjoyed her doll collection and made sure all visitors took a tour to see her "babies". She grew up in an era when there was little money for toys. In recent years she would be excited when special holidays came because she knew there would be new dolls.
A Celebration of Life service for this precious lady will be held Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 2;00 P.M. the Paducah Holiness Church with the Rev. T. L.Futral and Rev. Larry Peach officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosebower Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 5;00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home, and at the Paducah Holiness Church from 9:00 A.M till funeral hour on Tuesday. Family request donation to the St Jude's Children's Hospital.
My heart and prayers go out to all the family and freinds. It was a total shock to find out about her passing as a child and growing up in my mind i thought she would be around forever i remimber trying potato candy for the first time and her telling me i could only have a small piece becouse that would be all i would want because it was so sweet but if i remimber right i didnt want any more i didnt like it and she laughed i just loved candy and she knew it. she will surely be missed by a lot of people love you all bobby.
Roberta (Bobby) Mallory May 19 2014 12:00 AM
Papoose, I am so sorry to hear about your mom,she was a sweet lady, loved everyone and was loved by so many. I can remember as a child when her and Uncle Gerald live in West Paducah area and going to visit them often. You and Wayne, along with the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers
Carol French Nelson May 18 2014 12:00 AM