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Josie Marie Lillard

Josie Marie Lillard was born on October 30, 1951 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Mary E. Blair and Sammy Alexander. She was called home on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at her residence in LaVergne, Tennessee.

Josie accepted Christ at an early and was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She received her education in the Rutherford County School Systems.
Josie was employed with Armark Uniforms Industries, until she retired. She enjoyed walking, cooking, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Josie was preceded in death by her mother Mary E. Blair, stepfather Charles Blair, father Sammy Alexander, brothers Eugene and Oscar Lillard, son Kenneth Lillard, devoted friends Thomas and Jesse Mae Fuller.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories daughters Barbara Lillard (James), Meshelle Lillard (Jeffery), sons James Lillard, Kelvin Lillard, daughter Gwendolyn Childress (Chauncey), grandchildren Daunt’e (Taneilya), Cierra (Malcolm), Freddie, Marquisha, Kierra, James, Darrius, Keinesa, Chemaine, Santisha, mar-Keith, Elijah, 27 great grandchildren, devoted grandsons James Cowan Jr., Darrius Lillard (Tonisha), devoted granddaughter Kierra Lillard, devoted great grandson Jamarius Larvel Frazier Jr., devoted aunt Frances Batts, devoted cousins Sonya Batts, Shirley Batts, Sharon Batts, devoted daughter-in-law Jameka Lillard, LaKesha Westmoreland, devoted sons-in-law Eric Baker, Cedric McKissack, devoted security guard, devoted friends Luke O’hara, Deborah (Steven) Wright, Tammara S., Telencia, Quincey, Tony B, Jeffery, Philp, and a host of other relatives and friends.Visitation Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 11-12 with funeral to follow at Galilee Baptist Church on Herman Street.

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Something made me think of Josie today and I was saddened to find out she had passed away. I worked with Josie in the plant at Aramark from 1991-2000. She truly was one of a kind. There was nobody that could even come close to the speed in which she could do any job in the press room. She was made a supervisor and did that job at a level that no one could even come close to as well. Rest In Peace Josie. You truly earned it.

John Dampf Feb 19 2022 5:22 PM

Gwendolyn so sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family.

Toshiba Sep 14 2021 11:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Josie Lillard

Elizabeth Dumas Sep 8 2021 10:09 AM

The Cowan, Chandler and Radley families would like to offer their deepest condolences to the Lillard we will continue to keep the Lillard family in prayer during their time of bereavement.

Angelia Cowan and Tracey Chandler and family Sep 7 2021 11:30 PM

A photo was added for Josie Marie Lillard

Gwendolyn I love you ❤️ momma Sep 6 2021 4:26 PM

Sending my deepest sympathy to the family.

Debbie Mack Sep 6 2021 5:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Josie Lillard

Jacqueline Childress Knight Sep 5 2021 10:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Josie Lillard

Freda Sep 5 2021 8:08 PM

Sorry to hear about Josie's passing. I grew up with her in East Nashville.
May God give you as a family His blessings during this time of pain and sorrow.

Marcia Jordan Sep 4 2021 11:18 AM