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Lillie Ruth (Watts) Gordon

April 11, 1927 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 92)

Obituary

In Prattville, Alabama on April 11, 1927 Sister Lillie R. Gordon was born to the late Mose and Rosa Watts.  She was the 7th of 12 children.  She later moved to the Bronx, New York in 1946 where she met & married Lee Herbert Gordon. They were the proud parents of two children; Robert (Bobby) and Susan. She worked for two New York City Hospitals for over 26 years before retiring and moving back to Prattville to care for her mother until she died.

Lillie was a faithful member of Thessalonian Baptist Church in the Bronx where she served for many years in the Sanctuary Choir. After moving back to Prattville, she became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the Senior Choir, President of the Senior Missionaries, and as a Sunday School teacher.

Some of Lillie’s favorite past times were watching westerns and game shows on television, doing puzzle books, shopping and reading the bible.  She was very diligent about studying her Sunday School lesson before teaching the next day.  She would get up very early on Sundays, getting ready with Gospel music playing in the background.  When she was ready to go if you planned on riding with her you had better be in the car or you were surely going to be left behind!  She was a classy lady with a memorable and infectious laugh and was rarely seen out in public without lipstick!

She leaves to cherish her memory; her daughter Susan LeMay and husband Dexter of Florida, Grandchildren Susaye (Joseph) Fanella, in Maryland, Shayna (Josh)Hudson and Joshua LeMay in Florida, Kesha Gordon Brown in Maryland, a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, more grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, First Missionary Baptist Church family and friends. 

 

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Friday
October 25, 2019

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home Reposing Room 1
362 Walnut Street
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Visitation
Saturday
October 26, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Missionary Baptist Church
192 Seventh St.
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 26, 2019

11:00 AM
First Missionary Baptist Church
192 Seventh St.
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
October 26, 2019

Chapman Cemetery
Water Street
Prattville, Alabama 36067

Please note
Rev. Fred A. Gray, Pastor officiating. The body of Mrs. Gordon will lie in repose one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
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