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Wednesday January 26th, 2022
4:00pm - 9:00pm

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James H. Cole Home for Funerals - Blvd Chapel
Thursday January 27th, 2022
1:00pm

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Lillie Bell Warren

Obituary: Lillie Bell Smith was born on February 21, 1935 in the city of Livingston, Alabama to Joe Smith and Mamie Pickens. Lillie Warren accepted Christ at an early age.She attended Livingston High School. While in school she participated in the band playing the clarinet. After high school she attended Tuskegee Institute studying Home Economics for one year.She was joined in holy matrimony with Jacob Warren for19 years. To this union four children were born: Carol Gordon(deceased), Gloria Thomas, Glynn Warren (deceased) and Jeffrey Fitch. Lillie B. Warren owned and operated a daycare business for over 40 years. She retired in December, 2007.Lillie Warren loved serving her home church, Messiah Baptist Church, football, and gospel music, especially the Roberta Martin Singers. Most of all she enjoyed nurturing children and sharing love and her godly wisdom with family and friends.She departed this life on Friday, January 14, 2022. She was preceded in death by daughter Carol Gordon, grandson Phillip D. Gordon Jr. and all of her siblings: Cornelia Smith, James(Uncle Buddy) Smith, Joe Smith Jr., Frances Fitch, Velma Smith, Mamie Hill, Felix Smith and Ethel Tanksley. She leaves to cherish her memories: Gloria Thomas,Jeffrey Fitch; one grandson Damon Troy Gordon; seven great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Special family member, niece, Jeanette Hollis-La

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Mrs. Warren cared for my brother, two of my cousins, and myself at an early age in the late 1970s. She taught me my ABCs / 123s, and made me embrace my differences from the other children, being left-handed. The impression she left on me is everlasting. The house / daycare on the corner, seemed so big on the inside as a child, and she nurtured my creative talents. I marveled how even in the last months of her life on this earth, she still remember intricate details of all the children she cared for over 40 years, and I would be reminded of my childhood memories.

Rest easy, my dear. Job Well done; however, I still don't like rutabagas or beets (Smile).

Fun fact: She is responsible for the introduction and my love of music and sci-fi to this day.

Tanya Lyde Jan 28 2022 12:24 PM

I will miss my Aunt Lillie. She was a sweet and comforting person in my life. I'm wearing my favorite fragrance, FIRST, in honor of her today. She turned me on to the scent over 40 years ago during one of my vistits to Detroit with my dad, her nephew, Robert Johnson, GMa Velmas' son. Rest in Peace❣️✨🌟πŸ₯€πŸŒŸπŸŒ·πŸŒŸπŸ’πŸŒŸπŸŒΎπŸŒŸ

Cynthia Johnson-Briggs Jan 27 2022 4:29 PM

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Shanitra Kennedy Jan 25 2022 12:13 PM

Mama Warren had the sweetest spirit of anyone that I know! She was kind, loved children & was an excellent cook! No one could cook mustard & turnip greens like she could! Gloria may come close! πŸ₯° She will be missed as this old world truly needs people like her who were " the salt of the earth" My heartfelt condolences to the Warren family and especially her daughter Gloria! Gloria you made love show up as a verb! You walked it out! I'm here for you my friend♥️🌹

Debra Taylor Jan 25 2022 9:32 AM

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