Mother Lucile McKellum-Lily, 83, of Branford, Florida passed away on March 20, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, Florida. She was born October 3, 1931 in Hatchbend, FL. to Tom and Sarah McKellum.
Lucile was educated in the public schools in Lafayette County, Later in life she moved to Suwannee County and united in holy matrimony to George Robert Lily. She accepted Christ at an early age and attended Mt. Pisgah AME Church of Branford, FL. Mother Lily enjoyed visiting and fellowshipping with various churches in the community.
Preceding her in death: parents, Tom and Sarah McKellum; five brothers, David, Jessie, MC "Hawk", Joseph, Tommie McKellum; three sisters, Eula Mae Walker, Annie C. Adams, and Ethel Lee Smith.
Mother Lily was affectionately called "Big Mama" by her grands and great-grands, was well known and loved by all who knew her. Mother Lily enjoyed working in the community, fishing and gardening.
Cherishing memories: son; Lester (Mary Ann) McKellum, Lake City, FL, daughter Alice Jonas, Branford, FL; Sister, Mildred McKellum, Madison, FL; grandchildren, Paul (Cynthia) Smith, Tallahassee, Fl, Chauntres, Corliss McKellum, Orlando FL; Monique (Dion) Burke, Daytona Bch, FL, David McKellum, Jacksonville, Fl, Maria Pelham, Lake City, FL, Marcell (Alice) Pelham, Lake City, FL; hosts of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends, including special friend Thelma Byrd.
Funeral services for mother Lucile Lily will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Souls' Harbor Church of God in Christ 901 NE Lake Drive, Lake City FL. Superintendent M. L. Goggins, Pastor. Family viewing and visitation will be Friday, March 28, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home, Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 251 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL. (386) 752-3566. Willis Cooper, L.F.D.