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.