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Lillie Mae Mcdowell Stallworth “Granny”

September 2, 1932 – May 31, 2020


Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Family Visitation: 10:30 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
9:00 A.M.
Middle TN State Veteran’s Cemetery
7931 McCrory Lane
Nashville, Tennessee

Born September 2, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee, Lillie was preceded in death by her    parents Eva Mae and Samuel McDowell; her husband Alonzo Stallworth; and three        sisters, Mary Elizabeth Childs, Samuella Horner and Juanita Odom.

 Lillie came to Christ at a young age and continued to be a faithful servant and member of The Church of the Living God, CWFF until her passing.  Lillie was an original member of The Aires of Harmony Gospel Group, which later expanded and became the name for the McDowell family singing group.  She was best known for singing “Through It All”, which touched the hearts of so many.  She received her early education in the Nashville Public School System and later furthered her education as a skilled seamstress.  Lillie spent many years as an embroiderer for the H.D. Lee Mercantile Company (now the Lee         Company).  She later retired as a machinist for Tridon Inc. (now Ideal-Tridon) in Smyrna, TN where she was called “Mother” by many.  Lillie loved assisting with the feeding of the less fortunate and singing gospel at the Lascassas United Methodist Church Food Bank every Saturday morning until her health began to fail.

 Lillie leaves to cherish her simply amazing life, five children, Andrea E. Ridley of Murfreesboro, TN, Sandra J. (Richard) Stewart of Irving, TX, Buford Eubanks, Jr. of     Dayton, OH, Wanda F. (Marion) Zackery of Winter Garden, FL and Evetta M.V. (Alden) Holt of Smyrna, TN. Also cherishing her memory are seven grandsons and five         granddaughters, great great-grandchildren; and a host of dedicated nieces, nephews, extended family and many many family friends.

When Lillie Mae Stallworth was well, she spent every weekend assisting with the feeding of the less fortunate and singing gospel at the Lancassas United Methodist Church Food Pantry, which operates as an extension of Second Harvest Food Bank.

The family of Lillie Mae Stallworth “Granny” is asking that in lieu of flowers, that those who are able, make a donation, in her memory, to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

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