Lilly, Juanita Albert

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Juanita Christine Albert Lilly, 88, of Pearisburg, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount, VA. She was born in Pembroke, VA on July 27, 1925 and was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Warren A. Lilly, her parents, Oakley Paul and Claudine Lucas Albert, and her sisters, Rowena Hollandsworth and Minnie Mae Albert.

Juanita was an active member of First Christian Church in Pearisburg for many years serving in many ways including Sunday School teacher, church treasurer, church clerk, and in leadership of the Women’s Christian Fellowship. She was first a mother but also worked for 25 years as a school secretary at King Johnston School in Pearisburg. Juanita was a member of the Board of Directors of the Lilly Reunion Association in Flat Top, WVA and a member of the George Pearis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Juanita is survived by her brother, Waldo R. Albert and wife, Audrey. of McCoy, VA. Juanita is also survived by her four children, LaVon Howery and husband, Curtis, of Silver Spring, MD, Audrey Shiflett and husband, Ron, of Rocky Mount, Phillip Lilly of Ridgeway, VA, and Paul Lilly of San Antonio, TX; six grandchildren, Rodney Howery, Sarah Howery Noone, Rachel Shiflett Poorman, Adrienne Shiflett, Brittany Lilly and Michelle Lilly; eight great-grandchildren, Alexander Noone, Kassandra Noone, Curtis William and Riley Warren Howery (twins), Gabriel Poorman, Christian Poorman, Cynthia Poorman, Rylee Lilly-Casey (Brittany Lilly), and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, March 20, at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg. Funeral services will be conducted 3 pm Friday, March 21, 2014 in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jim Walls officiating. Interment will follow in the Centennial Christian Church Cemetery, McCoy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centennial Christian Church, 6266 Centennial Road, McCoy, VA 24111.