Lillie Newkirk, 91
Lillie Newkirk, one of Gods greatest creations who served very well, who lived a long life and created many smiles. She was born to Ivory Albritton and Dude Newkirk on July 27, 1926 in Brooker Florida.
Lillie retired after 40 years of dedicated service in August of 1993 from Syracuse University’s House Keeping Department. She then moved to Virginia where she resided for over 24 years.
Our mother was a person you could always rely upon. She supported her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren no matter what. She instilled in all of us, Respect - Towards our elders, Self-Respect – Towards one’s self, Courage – To seek higher, and Wisdom – Keep God first. She was one of our biggest role models in life. She was a strong woman, a kind woman, a God fearing woman, who mind you didn’t take any mess either. It was her grace that put you in your place. She was loved and will be remembered always for moments that we will never forget.
Her life will forever be cherished in the lives of her three daughters, Antoniette (Papi’) Anderson-Hamlin, Janice (James) Goodlow, Clarice (Frank) Whaley, Two sisters, Luvenia Capers, Rosa (Andrew) Stewart, Five grand-children, E’tondai Anderson, Shalendore (Tremain) Tolbert, Frank Whaley, Bershea (Quincy) White, Janorah Goodlow, Three great-grandchildren, Breanni Anderson, Tremain & Ahmyyah Tolbert, many nieces, nephews, a host of beloved relatives and friends; a devoted home-aid, Mrs. Lerlene Ward, her laughing buddy, Victor Smiley (That Boy) and her precious four-legged Sugar, Penny.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Woodbridge, VA. Interment to follow at Pleasant Valley Memorial Park.
“The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity” Seneca