SHELBY-James Iraton Lilley, 82, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his residence, 6006 Leo Drive.
A native of Gates County, he was born to the late Johnnie S. and Daisy Morris Lilley. He was preceded in death by a daughter, sister, and four brothers.
He was an Army
veteran and served in the Korean War
. He retired from TII Corp. in Copiague, N.Y., and Green Leaf Florist in N.C.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Earlene C. Lilley; two daughters, Dr. Lorraine Lilley of Alameda, Calif., and Gay Price (Donald) of High Point; three sons, Gary Lilley of Belvidere, Apostle Bradford Lilley (Earnestine) of High Point, and Jeffrey Lilley (Helen) of Palm Springs, Calif.; a step-son, Jimmy Coleman (Diyouna) of Shelby; mother-in-law, Lillie Coleman of Shelby; brother-in-law, Woodrow Coleman of Charleston, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Minister Sallie Gill, Mary Coleman, Elizabeth Ross (James), Eva Abbott (Dr. Robert), and Julie Brooks (Johnny) of Shelby; aunt, Odessa Lilley Costen; three granddaughters; five grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Shoal Creek Baptist Church
Officiated By: Dr. Michael A. Isaac, the Reverend James E. Coleman, eulogist
Burial: Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Dockery's Funeral Home is serving the family