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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  • October 29, 2013
    Laurie says:
    We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was our buddy here at MCW AAI Pharma. Clarissa Thomas and myself would always make sure that we would tell him where we were going for lunch so that we could pick him up something. He was such a sweet soul... We would talk about the Lord alot. He will be loved and missed dearly. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Laurie James

  • October 26, 2013
    Donald and Lana Anderson says:
    We wish to express our sincere sympathy of the passing of Jerry. We remember the days of Jerry riding in his 57 Ford convertible and his golden hawk Studebaker. The past days of living beside of Jerry and Brenda are most memorable to me. There will be a glorious reunion later on. I am Bruce Anderson's younger brother.

  • October 30, 2013
    Cathy Kelly says:
    I want to express my sincere sympathy for your loss. When I moved to Wilmington in 2003 to start work at AAIPharma, Gerry was one of the first people I met. He trained me, mentored me and taught me so much about the job that I still do today. He was so knowledgable and professional; such a great teacher! Gerry was also like a father figure to me after moving from my hometown after 30 years. He was delightful and comfortable to be around; he had a great sense of humor! I really think the world of him and know that he will be truly missed as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. Rest now in peace my dear friend Gerry, may God's loving arms hold you now without pain or sorrow and comfort all the loved ones still here on earth. love, Cathy Kelly

  • October 31, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.