Gerald Cameron Lilly

January 27, 1939 - October 25, 2013
Gerald Cameron Lilly

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Gerald, known by many as Jerry, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 25, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Brenda Stump Lilly. Jerry was born in Beckley, WV, the only child of A. Fray and Pearl Bibb Lilly. He and Brenda shared 52 wonderful years of marriage and they were blessed with 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Jerry was a devoted family man that loved the Lord. He faithfully served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and elder in a number of churches throughout his life. He was an appointee of the Naval Academy, and attended Wesleyan College as well as Marshall University. Jerry later became a successful businessman, working in a number of fields. Jerry was a gifted artist that worked with everything from clay to wood to pastels. 

He is preceded in death by his father and mother A. Fray and Pearl Bibb Lilly, as well as his son, G. Stephen Lilly.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Stump Lilly, and his son Rodney R. Lilly. He also leaves 6 grandchildren: Richard T. Lilly, Nicole L. Cannady and husband Jason, Stephen C. Lilly, Joshua T. Lilly, Carmen L. Lilly, and Jeremy C. Lilly. In addition, 6 great-grandchildren: Kristian, Isaiah, Faith, Lilly, Mya, and Ean. 
“Thou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee” – Isaiah 26:3

Funeral service will be 2 PM Monday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn memorial Park.

Visitation will be 12:30 to 2 PM on Monday prior to the service.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • December 11, 2013
    charles scott says:
    so sorry for your loss, jerry and I grew up together in beckl;ey I have not seen jerry in years but thought of him often

  • October 26, 2013
    Rex and Judy Burford says:
    We are so sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. You and your family are in our prayers. May God grant you His peace and comfort.

  • October 28, 2013
    Christy Register says:
    We are praying for you all during this time. Jerry was an amazing and sweet man.

  • October 26, 2013
    The Harrison Family says:
    We are praying for you all during this difficult time. We hate that we can't be there. I'm sure he's dancing with the angels! God Bless & we love you all!!

  • October 27, 2013
    Susan Andrews says:
    Nicole and family, so sorry about the loss of your grandpa. My prayers are with your family during this time.