“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Delmer Lilly, 62 of Shallotte, NC passed away March 10, 2012 at home after a battle with cancer he fought heroically and never once gave up.
He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 34 years Brenda Mangus Lilly of Shallotte, NC; three loving daughters, Tara Lilly Williams of Reynoldsburg, OH, Sarah Lilly of Charleston, SC, and Jessica Lilly Roscoe of Shallotte, NC; His granddaughter and joy of his life, Alexis Diane Lilly of Charleston, SC, Grandson Jake Walker of Reynoldsburg, OH and expecting a 3rd grandchild later this year; Mother-in-Law Betty Reid of Lake Park, GA; Son-in-law Russell Roscoe of Shallotte, NC; Three brothers, John and wife Pat Lilly of Cleveland, OH, Steve and wife Cookie Lilly of Tornado, WV, and Troy and wife Carol Byrd of Charleston, WV; Two sisters, Judy Gagnon of Macedon, NY and Mary Legg of Nitro, WV. Sister-in-law Stella Adair of Cross Lanes, WV; Nephews Dennis Mangus of Shallotte, NC, Josh Hatfield and wife Nikki of Cross Lanes, WV, Steve Yoho and wife Jessica of Marietta, OH and Harold Yoho of Marietta, OH; Nieces Emmy Alkire and husband Darrin of Marietta, OH and Jennifer Becker and husband Nathan of Marietta, OH; Delmer was blessed with many friends in which he loved dearly.
Delmer is preceded in death by his mother, Adelphia Lilly, his father Coy Lilly, brother Gene Lilly and sister Janie Lilly.
Delmer was born December 3, 1949 in Charleston, WV. He was an operator at DuPont for 19 years and a Vietnam veteran, a true warrior. Delmer was an outdoorsman and had such a love for nature. He enjoyed golfing, boating, fishing, hunting and traveling the US in his motor home. But above all else, he just enjoyed being our “Pop”.
“To dwell in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to die.”
Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to:
Delmer Lilly Fund
Post Office Box 3288
Shallotte, NC 28459
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