The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Antioch Baptist Church, 1298 Chokee Road, DeSoto, Georgia, Lee County. Pastor Lorenz Mullins, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Lillie was born in Lee County, Georgia on July 25, 1934 to the late Deb Brown and the late Mary Dean Brown. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she was a choir member for many years and she served as president of the missions board for many years. She loved the church dearly and supported every facet of the church she loved so well. She worked at Williams Dry Cleaners and as a cook at the Sanderson Farm Hunting Lodge in Lee County. She was also a homemaker.
She was married to the late Lester Smith. She was the beloved mother of five children; two, Alfonso Swain and Bobbie Brown Preston, preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by eight siblings: Mary Walker, Charlie Brown, John L. Brown, M.C. Brown, Willie C. Brown, Eddie Lee Brown, and Walker Lee Brown.
She is survived by three children Doreen Swain, Cynthia Denise Everett, and Carl Swain, all of DeSoto, Georgia; She has three custodial children, Shieda Brown, Dontavious Brown and Jakisha Brown, eighteen (18) grandchildren, twenty (20) great grandchildren and six (6) great great children; one sister, Margaret Brown Wright DeSoto, Georgia; one daughter-in-law, LaSondra Swain, Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.