Lillian “Nell” Watson Malpass

March 24, 2022
Lillian “Nell” Watson Malpass

Lillian “Nell” Watson Malpass, age 72 of Leland, NC, sadly passed away at Novant Health/New Hanover Regional Medical Center on March 24, 2022.

Lillian was born on October 17, 1949 to the late Daniel Paul and Bertha Orene Watson in Wilmington, NC.

Lillian might not have had children of her own, but she was a second mother to many. Loving referred to as “Aunt Nell”, she helped care for the children in the neighborhood, as well as her nieces, nephews, and their children. There was always a place at her table for anyone to come and eat (and gossip, as she loved to do). As a child, Lillian contracted polio, which left her using crutches throughout her life. She never let this stop her from doing anything that she set her mind to. Lillian will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Lillian is survived by her sister Janice Watson, her nieces Tammy Gore, Peggy Gore, and Kristi Watson, her dear friend Brenda Pellum, who was like a sister to her, her precious dog Dixie, and any other extended family members and friends. In addition to both her aforementioned parents, Lillian is predeceased by her husband of 9 years Gary Wanford Malpass.

There will be a Visitation on Tuesday, March 29, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00pm at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation at the Wilmington Chapel. All are welcome to attend.

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Services in care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel – 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511

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Service

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
3:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

Visitation

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • March 26, 2022
    Pat Norris lit a candle:
    Lit since March 26, 2022 at 3:47:35 PM

  • March 27, 2022
    elnora Brashears says:
    Lillian was love friends to me she come see me we talk about old time when I went fish I give to her she love fish she always be in my heart she is home now when her family.

  • March 29, 2022
    Crystal Saunders says:
    Sorry for your loss I didn’t really know her well but I have been told a lot stories about her.My prayers are with the family at this time.❤️RIP

  • March 29, 2022
    Mary Orene Figueroa says:
    My dear Aunt Lillian I was very sad when Aunt Janice told me you had passed I know you are no longer in any pain I know in my heart you are with all of our loved ones. I wish things where different but I know you are at rest I will MISS YOU MORE THEN YOU KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART LOVE YOU ALWAYS. Your niece Orene