LILLIE FRANCES HOLLINS
Sun rise: 12-8-1930 Sunset: 10-27-2008
“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Tim 4:7
Lillie F. Hollins, a virtuous woman, who was devoted to her family and friends, went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2008 in Webster, Texas.
Upon graduation from Central High School, Class of 1948, she married Robert L. Hollins, Sr. and to this union 7 children were born. A retired nurse of 34 years from UTMB, she was a faithful member Jerusalem Baptist Church, where the Rev. A.S. Johnson is the Pastor. Prior to her failing health, her accomplishments included working with the Adult VBS class in the arts department and with the breakfast crew who served breakfast to the homeless. An accomplished seamstress, she loved to produce craft projects, where she would donate the proceeds to help others. She served as a past president and secretary of the Galveston Evening Lion Club and past secretary and treasurer of City Wide Mission.
Loved ones who preceded her in death included her mother, Mildred Coleman; father, James Sanford; husband of 38 years Robert L. Hollins, Sr.; devoted in-laws, Robert and Evelyn Hollins.
Left to cherish memory are her children: Belinthia (Jimmie) Hilton; Robert (Angela) Hollins; James Hollins; Wayne (Arlla) Hollins; Karen Washington; Benita Jamison; David (Michelle) Hollins, and a very devoted granddaughter, whom she raised, Recia Cooper. She also leaves a devoted aunt, Lillie Mae Gordon of Dallas, Texas; devoted cousins: Joyce Miller: Zannizzine Nolan, and Verna Tyler of Galveston, and Robert Felder of Tyler, Texas; and precious memories with 23 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of dear relative and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Sunday, November 2, 2008, at the Avenue L Baptist Church. A service celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday November 3, 2008, also at the church. She will be laid to rest in Old Washington Cemetery in Old Washington, Texas.
A special thanks is extended to all caregivers at Turner Geriatrics Center in Galveston, Texas; the Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Webster, Texas and Altas Harbor Hospice who provided compassionate care to mother during her illness.