The Richmond Register


October 17, 2012

Hattie Lilley, 88

RICHMOND — An angel, Hattie Marie Bray Lilley, was welcomed into heaven by her husband Arthur Wallace Lilley, her parents Leon Bray, Hattie Swain Bray, Perla Jane Hopkins Bray and Mama Pearl, her sisters Ruth Whitfield, Marjorie Lasley and Helen Phelps, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. Hattie was born in Roper, N.C. on Nov. 20, 1923.

Survivors include her three daughters, Kathleen Lilley Morton, Charleen Lilley Powers and Anna Marie Lilley Land; six treasured grandchildren, Amber Land Snell, Kristin Land Delancey, Orry Powers, Micah Powers, Cindy Morton Rose and Jill Morton Moulson; five great-grandchildren, Rose Marie Snell, William Kirtlee Snell Hannah Rose, Ella Rose and Ben Moulson; three wonderful son-in-laws, Tom Morton, Mike Land, and Gary Powers; one  nephew, Rand Phelps and a niece, Linda Straughn.

Hattie attended Roper Elementary and High School, and then went on to Hardbargers Secretarial School in Raleigh, N.C. 

Hattie and her husband “A.W.” served many churches, beginning with Flatwoods Christian Church in Waco, Eastway Christian Church in Charlotte, N.C., and Broadstreet Christian Church in New Bern, N.C. At each church she was active in many ways by singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School and establishing special study groups, including the 3-C’s at Broadstreet. She became a resident of Glenaire Health Center in Cary N.C. in November 2011. Anyone who met and knew Hattie felt blessed by knowing her. She was truly an angel on earth!

Services will be conducted at Hillyer Memorial Christian Church on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:45 a.m. before the services.

Graveside services will be at the Jamesville Cemetery at 3:30 p.m.

Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to: First Christian Church, 1134 St. Andrews St., Jamesville, N.C. 27846.

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