Lillian Elaine Wood Erhardt
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Lillian Elaine Wood Erhardt


After a brief service of scripture and prayer our beloved Lillian Elaine Wood Erhardt transitioned from this life to a completely spiritual one.

She felt loving connection to her family, her church, her co-workers at Smith Elementary School, her neighbors in Windsor Forest and friends at Brookdale North Raleigh

Her family has chosen to honor her personal request and not have a

formal service.

We remember and celebrate her life, her service, and her love for

everyone she encountered.

We especially appreciate the loving professionals at Rex Hemotology

Oncology Associates (RHOA) and Transitions Life Care Raleigh

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The News and Observer on Oct. 5, 2019.
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January 15, 2020
Missing you, Lil. May you rest in peace forever in angelic arms.
Andrea Feldstein
November 22, 2019
We sure will miss Ms. Lil. She was a great neighbor to us at Talman Ct. She had such a big heart.

I hope you are happy to be reunited with John in heaven. RIP Ms. Lil.

Jaimie, Charles, Ally & Elliott
Jaimie Francis
October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019
I so enjoyed knowing Lillian in high school. We were in youth group together at First United Methodist Church and enjoyed hanging out at Gardner Acres Swim Club that first summer it opened. My sincere sympathy to her family and friends.
Gail Hardin
October 7, 2019
Dear, Sweet Lil: We've shared a lot these last 4 1/2 years. I already miss you so much, but I'm sure that you are happy with our Lord and with John. (Please say "hi" to Bob for me.)
Carol Hudson
October 6, 2019
It was my joy and privilege to know Lil Earhardt. She was a gem among women and a blessing to her husband John who she now joins in heavenly abide. I send my loving thoughts to her family and a scrunch for dear O.J.!
Jayne Jarvis Pomer
October 6, 2019
Lillian and I went to Ashley together along with Sharon Jackson. We all lived in Gardner Park and were very good friends all through high school. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. God bless!
Diane Burrell
October 6, 2019
When we remember Lil we will think of the kindness she expressed towards everyone and her delight in children. A phrase of a hymn came to mind as I was thinking of her this morning: "O perfect Life, in Thy completeness held, None can beyond Thy omnipresence stray...." And that's true of Lil.
Evelyn and Dave Horn
Evelyn and Dave Horn
October 5, 2019
Lillian and I were roommates at Peace College our freshman year. She, Laura and I had a great time on 4th Main. The 3 of us got together a few years ago for a reunion. She was such a sweet girl! I am so sorry to hear about her death.
Adrienne Wagner Clark
October 5, 2019
So sorry to hear of Lil's passing. Lil was a beautiful lady and friend inside and out. She would always greet me with a beautiful bright smile on her face that would light up any room. I last saw her at Transtional Care two days before she went home to be with the Lord and John, and she greeted me then with that beautiful smile and laughter. On that day we laughed, talked, cried and prayed. She was an awesome Teacher and inspired me to be a geat Teacher at Smith Elementary School. Rest in Peace Lil. Love you and will miss you.
Chaneta Johnson
October 5, 2019
Rev. Chaneta Johnson
October 5, 2019
Ms. Wood was my 5th grade teacher in 1981-82. She encouraged and mentored me at a time in my life when my family was not able to do so. Her extra care and understanding had a long lasting impact on my life and I never forgot the kindness and care she freely gave. She provided a model for me to use in later life, to understand the importance of paying it forward. Of recognizing at-risk children, nurturing them without judgement and with unconditional love and kindness. I went on to higher education and now work as a scientist in developing new cancer therapies. Part of the reason for that is Ms. Wood. Godspeed, we will never forget you.
Jessica Sneeden
October 5, 2019
So sad to hear of Lil's passing or as most my age from Fred A Smith would call her, Ms. Wood! There was not a sweeter soul on the planet. She was one of two teachers who truly encouraged me and shaped who I would become as an adult. As the years past, we stayed in touch. I videotaped her wedding to John but to this day I still find it hard to call her anything but Ms Wood. I love you Ms Wood. Say hello to John for me.
Susan Massey Sain
October 5, 2019
Lillian was a very sweet lady and I was blessed to meet and speak with her while she volunteered her time at WCPE, 89.7 FM, Together,we went through the passing of the love of her life, husband John, who also volunteered his time at WCPE to answer the phone calls one or two days a week. I believe that Lil never got over losing John. I tried to get her to join me for symphony concerts but unfortunately, it never happened. The last time I spoke with Lil, I took her request for our Saturday evening request program: the beautiful "O Silver Moon" from the opera, RUSULKA....and she dedicated it to her husband, John. May the Lord bless you and keep you, dear Lil.
Joyce Ellen Kidd
October 5, 2019
I knew Lillian in high school in Gastonia. Lillian, Esther, Tootie and I had lots of fun together!
Love and prayers to all who mourn her passing.
Pat Hardin
Pat Hardin
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