Lillie M. Morris

At 3:00 am on November 21, 2020, God in His infinite wisdom opened Heaven’s Gates and called His faithful servant home to be at rest in the Lord.

Affectionately known as “Lillie Mae” to her family, friends and acquaintances, she was the quintessence of grace, dignity, and poise, often offering a supporting helping hand to those in need.  Lillie was the first child and first daughter of ten (10) children born to the late Elijah and Ozeal (Scott) Lewis, Sr. on April 4, 1935 in Columbus, Georgia. 

Lillie was educated in the local school system of Columbus, Georgia, attending Radcliffe Elementary School and William Spencer High School.  After graduating high school, Lillie moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Boston Hitchcock Business School.  After graduating, Lillie worked for Stavisky, Greeley, Parker and Miller Law Firm and the Massachusetts Courts from which she retired after 25 plus years.

After arriving in Boston, Massachusetts, Lillie Mae was entrusted in her aunts’ and uncles’ care to live with Sallie Smith (William/Bill) and Veola Jordan (Charles), all of whom are deceased and attend business school.  From this time and unto the time of Aunt Veola’s death, Lillie and Aunt Veola had a “mother and daughter bond”.  The special bond between her aunts, especially Aunt Veola brought about a legacy of love, friendship and everlasting traveling buddies.

Lillie met and married the love of her life, Clarence Thomas Morris and to this union, four children were born: Dana (Carl deceased) Tommy (Yukimo), Linda (Francis) and Craig (Noni).  They cared deeply for their family and provided a good life and education to each one.  Lillie was well-read and it was nothing for her to look and research for better opportunities for family and love ones.  This included helping to complete job applications, school/college applications, and resource applications.  She was attentive to details and she would dress you and take you to job interviews.  Lillie assisted and supported-various family, friends neighbors and acquaintances.

Lillie’s favorite past time was eating, cooking for her family, church and friends.  But most importantly were her travels, shopping and dancing.  Lillie loved to dance.  Her greatest dance partner was Michael Lewis, her brother, the youngest and 10th child.  Between his sisters Lillie and Ozeal (Tea), everyone looked forward to their dancing events.

Lillie united with Eliot Congregational Church in 1972, she served as Deaconess, Financial secretary and on the Pastor Aid committee.   Later, she started attending St. Gregory Parrish with her son Tommy and daughter-in-law, Yukiko.  Her belief was strong and mighty.  Her spiritual growth, traveling and cooking continued through her life.

With her health failing, Tommy and Yukiko became caregivers for Lillie.  As a son, Tommy’s care for Lillie is unmeasurable and appreciated by the family.  Also, special thanks to Kenny Hinton (brother-in-law) and Craig (son). Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Ozeal Lewis, brothers-Eddie, James Sylvester, Elijah Jr., Lloyd Benjamin, one sister Ozeal, husband Clarence Morris, and one grandson Paul.  Lillie Lewis Morris leaves to cherish her memory her four children, Dana (Carl),

Tommy (Yukiko), Linda (Francis), Craig (Noni), 13 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.  She leaves 2 sisters- Martha (Joe), Sandra (Vincent), 6 sisters-in-law-Mac Lewis, Catherine Lewis, Ann Lewis, Louise McPherson, Ruth Ann Lee (James deceased),

Margarite Walker (George) one brother, Michael (Michele), Brother-in-law Kenny Hinton (Annette), several cousins, nieces, nephews of whom she had a special with bond with each.  Lillie, we will dearly miss your love and guidance to your children, sisters, sisters-in-laws, brother, brother-in-law and love ones.

May you know that you are forever in our hearts.

Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday, November 27, 4-6 pm. Funeral Mass and interment Private.

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