Mary Louise Lillis


Birth Date: May 12, 1923

Death Date: December 5, 2016

Visitation Date: 12-8-2016 Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Visitation Place : Heritage Funeral Home


Service Date: 12-8-2016 Time: 10:00 AM
Service Place : Heritage Funeral Home


Cemetery Date: 12-8-2016 Time: 3:00 PM
Cemetery Place : Cedar Lawn

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Obituaries » Mary Louise Lillis




Mary Louise Lillis, 93, of Pascagoula, MS, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 in Pascagoula. She was born on May 12, 1923 in Neshoba County, MS to the late Jessie A. and Lela J. Ward. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and she will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, Melvin Horace Yates; husband, Hollis Lillis; son, Horace Yates; daughter, Loretta (Donnis) Stringfellow; and brothers, Ernest and Thomas Ward.

She is survived by her son, Mickey (Elaine) Yates; grandchildren, Robin Jackson, Charles (Melanie) Yates, Christy (Darren) Pierce, Ann (Les) Smith, Horace “Scooter” (Lena) Yates Jr., Steven (Rhonda) Yates, Don (Beronica) Stringfellow, and Mechelle (Brad) Necaise; along with numerous great-grandchildren.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Philadelphia, MS at 3:00 p.m.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.