Our dear sweet mother, Katheryn Rosalind Allen Lilly of Cool Ridge, West Virginia, went to be with the Lord on June 21,2019. This lovely lady was born on October 23,1935 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, to Dennis and Ersie Allen. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and to be around her was a blessing! She always had a smile and a loving warm hug.
Katheryn was a lifetime resident of Raleigh County and enjoyed car trips around West Virginia with family and friends seeing all the beauty that God had made. Everyone was always welcome in her home. The aroma of homemade baked biscuits, cornbread or light rolls were always a delight on the dinner table. Katheryn was always supportive of her love ones and her ability to squeeze a dollar when times were hard was one of the many reasons her family always had just enough. She was a very active member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and always had a positive attitude no matter what. Katheryn gave love and was loved.
She was preceded in death by her loving and caring husband Rev. James Walter Lilly Sr.; son Jerry Walter Lilly; sister, Hilda Allen Cawley; brother, Billy Joe Allen.
Survived by her loving sons, James Walter Lilly Jr. spouse Shirley Lilly of Austin, TX; Roscoe Joseph Lilly spouse Karen Lilly of Statesville, N.C; David Wayne Lilly of Cool Ridge, WVA; loving daughter Betty Ann Lilly Wicks spouse Roger Wicks of Woodstock, Ohio. Grandchildren: Roscoe Lilly II, Tiffany Boone, Lori VanKirks, Roger Wicks Jr., Nathan Lilly, Nicholas Lilly. Great grandchildren: Derek Wynn, Mary Wynn, Annabelle Lilly, Adeline Lilly, Rykard Lilly, Tiffany Wicks, Paul Wicks, Leah Wicks. Special friends: Eddie, Melissa, Wilma, David, Justin and Tyler Graham, Tina Anderson, Polly Lilly, Rev. Charlie and Mary Tilley, Charlie and Debbie Hughes, Shirley and Wiley Lilly, Betty Boyles, Darlene Moyer, Terry Keaton, Eli and Linda Nixon, Carol Farley and Kay Davis, Diane Campbell and Rebecca Grindstaff. A very special thanks to everyone at the Ridge Care facility for all the love and care given to our loving mother.
Funeral services will be held at the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Charlie Tilley and Dr. Roscoe J. Lilly, II officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly Family Cemetery at Cool Ridge. Friends may call on the family Monday, June 24 from 5-8p.m. at Calfee Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home Beckley.