February 17, 1931 - April 22, 2019
Mrs. Lillie Eugenia Williams, 88, of West Peoria, IL transitioned from this life to her heavenly home at 11:20 AM on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Heddington Oaks Nursing Home. Lillie, affectionately known as Tutta, was born on February 17, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama to Charles and Hattie (McDay) Beckley. She married the love of her life, Carl Isaac Eugene Williams on February 23, 1950 in Indianapolis, IN. Carl and Lillie moved to Peoria, IL in 1950 where they united the family with Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Calvin Hightower, Sr. Five children were born to Lillie and Carl, Hattie Rose, Stanford, Alonzo, Sharon and Denise. Lillie loved and faithfully served in the choir. She loved the Lord and everyone with whom she came in contact. She also loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Even as her memory began to fail, she remained strong, confident and loving! Lillie had a strong work ethic as well. She worked at Bergner’s Department Store for over 30 years retiring on March 1, 1996. Lillie leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, three surviving children, Stanford Williams, Sharon (Alton) Garland and Denise (Richard) Carter all of Peoria; and Herman (Kathy) Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; a host of grand and great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Hattie Rose Taylor and one son, Alonzo Williams; and one sister, Mary Francis Robinson. Lillie was a member of Peoria Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, April 29, 2019 with a visitation beginning one-hour prior beginning at 10 AM. Pastor, Rev. Dr. Claude Russell, Jr., will officiate. Lillie will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with pre-arrangements. Online condolences may be made at simonsmortuary.com.
Mrs. Lillie Eugenia Williams, 88, of West Peoria, IL transitioned from this life to her heavenly home at 11:20 AM on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Heddington Oaks Nursing Home. Lillie, affectionately known as Tutta, was born on February... View Obituary & Service Information
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