January 28, 1948 - December 19, 2019
On Thursday, December 19, 2019, the sweet spirit of our dear sister went home to be with our Lord and Savior. Pastor Iris Lilly was born in Beaumont, TX, on January 21, 1948 to the parentage of Bessie Mae Harace and Jake Harris. She was an Ordained Minister of Garden of Getsemani Church and in association with Rev. Williams. Pastor Lilly was in the Ministry for over thirty years. She met the love of her life during High School and married him, sharing a very unique love for one another. She shared 52 + 3, totaling 55 Beautiful and Blessed years of Love and Life with her soulmate, Albert Lilly, Jr. She was an awesome mother, grandmother, an avid cook and loved to sew, especially known for making special outfits for anyone with a request.
She was known for helping others and loving all children she met as her own, treating them with such love and affection. Pastor Lilly was a former Basketball Coach at Immaculate Heart, Band Booster Mom at LCB, LCB Cougars Team Mom from 1984-1988, during her daughters years of schooling.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Bessie Mae Horace and Jake Harris; brother: David Harris; daughter: Alisha Lilly; Special Sister Friend: Carolyn McGaffie.
She leave to cherish her love and memories her loving and devoted husband Albert Lilly, Jr.; daughter: Filisha (Britney) Lilly all of Friendswood, TX; granddaughter: Jazmyne (Noah) Dumes; great granddaughter: Ryan Dumes all of Groves, TX; special friends: Joyce Simmons, Mary Easterling and Pastor Charles Easterling; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral services for Pastor Lilly will be at 11 am on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at True Light Baptist, 1518 Gertsner Memorial Dr., Lake Charles, LA, with a visitation at 10 am. Officiant for the service is Rev. Herman Weston.