Thursday, November 18th, 2010
E. Berniece Lilly, 87, Celina, died at 1:50 p.m. Nov. 17, 2010, at Celina Manor Nursing Home in Celina.
She was born April 12, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Texas, to Everett and Lottie M. Taylor Smith. On Oct. 5, 1940, she married Alvin Lilly, who died Oct. 10, 1959.
Surviving is a daughter, Edith (Dennis) Klingler, New Bremen; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are three brothers, Jack, Johnny and Russell Smith; two sisters, Orelia Dull and Dorothy Shreves; and a great-granddaughter.
She worked as a clerk at the former Brodbecks store in Celina and attended Mount Tabor Church of God. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles, all of Celina.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Tom Sager officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery in Celina.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.