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Funeral services for Lillie Ann Christian, 84, of Palestine are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Dees officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery.
She was born August 3, 1932, in Palestine and passed away on March 14, 2017, in Tyler. Lillie Ann was raised in Palestine and had only lived away for 8 years. She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church and was active there in her Sunday School Class and Bible Study. She was a very independent woman. She was fiercely protective and the leader of her family. Lillie Ann was a very talented seamstress and loved cooking, sewing, and gardening. She had worked for 14 years at Murray's Corporation.
Lillie Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Barney and Bonnie Thomas; brother, Barney Dan Thomas; husbands, Charlie Whittington and John Christian; son, Barney Randolph Christian; and grandson, James Steven Estridge. She is survived by her daughter, Charlsye Estridge and husband James of Palestine and daughter-in-law, Cindy Christian of Palestine; brother, Wince Thomas and wife Rhonda of Elkhart; sister, Marion Starr of Elkhart; grandchildren, Karen Thompson of Amarillo, Tammy Tyson of Temple, Kellye Ceder and husband Brad of Omaha, NE, Leslie Baez and husband Daniel of Van Alstyne, and Randy Christian and wife Sarah of Omaha, NE; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on March 15, 2017
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