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Mr. James Lilly, 91, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point Medical Center. He was born September 30, 1927 in Stanly Co, NC. He was preceded in death by one son, James Freddy Lilly.

He was educated in the public schools in Norwood, NC.  James enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946, he was a World War II Era Veteran.

James worked at Union Camp for 22 years.  He met the love of his life, Willie Bell Huff whom he was married to for 73 years. He loved jazz music and loved to joke with you. James received an honorary appreciation from Maryfield Nursing Home.

He leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife, Willie Bell Lilly; children, Tyrone (Bertha) Lilly, Wayne (Mary) Lilly, Juanita (Howard) Tyner; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1505 Martin Luther King Dr. Interment will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.



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  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
    May our God of tender mercies comfort the family and friends of Mr. Lilly. Psalms 23
    ~ Dee S.   Hampton, VA
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. God has resurrected humans in the past. The Bible reports eight instances of humans-young, old, male, and female-who were brought back to life on earth. Some had been dead for a short while, but one had been in a tomb for four days!-John 11:39-44. Please visit our website www.jw.org There you can learn how Jehovah will reverse the course of death forever.
    ~ Lonnie& Eleanor Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    We are saddened to know you are grieving the recent loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the words found in Psalms 34:18 which reads: “ Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15 Isaiah 55;11). See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    May God Bless and comfort the family of Papa Lilly.
    ~ Quantanesha Broen   High point, NC
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    May God Bless and comfort the family of Papa Lilly.
    ~ Quantanesha Broen   High point, NC
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019
    To Tyrone,Juanita,Wayne &The Lilly Family, We pray that the Mercy and Blessings of G-D, The Al-Mighty be with you in the loss of Mr. James Lilly. The Shaw Family
    ~ The Shaw Family   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    Tyrone, Juanita, Wayne and Family, I was fortunate enough to run into Tyrone and Mr. Lil
    ~ Elizabeth Bridges   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    Tyrone, Juanita, Wayne and Family, I was fortunate enough to run into Tyrone and Mr. Lily months ago. I know that you will miss him dearly. May God comfort you over the next days and months ahead and give you peace. Elizabeth Green Bridges
    ~ Elizabeth Bridges   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    Tyrone, Juanita, Wayne and Family, I was fortunate enough to run into Tyrone and Mr. Lily months ago. I know that you will miss him dearly. May God comfort you over the next days and months ahead and give you peace. Elizabeth Green Bridges
    ~ Elizabeth Bridges   High Point, NC
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    Tyrone, Juanita, Wayne and Family, I was fortunate enough to run into Tyrone and Mr. Lily months ago. I know that you will miss him dearly. May God comfort you over the next days and months ahead and give you peace. Elizabeth Green Bridges
    ~ Elizabeth Bridges   High Point, NC
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    I am so sorry to hear that Mr. James has died. He was such a man of dignity and honor and one who stayed in my memory over the years. I know he was devoted to his family but always had support and love to give to everyone. I send my belated condolences to his family, who I know loved him dearly and to all whose hearts are broken right now. It is always good to be reminded that it is God who heals the brokenhearted and I pray for all those hearts to be healed. (Psalms 147:3)
    ~ Veronica Farmer Wilkerson   Roxboro, NE