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Thomas Lawton Lillie

1927 - 2021


Thomas L. Lillie, 93, of Coopersville, MI, went to our Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 20, 2021; his loving wife of 69 years, Sallie Briggs Lillie, was by his side. Tom, a proud alumnus of Michigan State University never missed a sporting event.  They held season passes to the football games and relished tailgating with his best friend and fraternity brother, Jack Kennedy and wife.  In retirement, Tom and Sallie enjoyed traveling in their RV around the United States with...

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Nancy Braamse Bradley

March 15, 2021 1:22 PM

Dear Debbie and family,

Thinking of you and sending my sympathy.  Your Dad hired my Mom soon after my Dad died, leaving her widowed with three young girls.  Always grateful for that and I know she enjoyed working at Lillie"s grocery store and formed many friendships there.  I also remember going to the Welsh Auditorium for the big Spartan Stores gathering.  It was an amazing outing for us!  I still have a picture of me shaking hands with a cutout of Buck Matthews.  The fondest and coolest memory was Mom winning a small COLOR tv-we had arrived - so thanks to your Dad!  With love and peace

Kim Kennedy

March 5, 2021 6:16 PM

Sallie,Deb, Tim and Marree . Tom was a wonderful man and a very good friend to my dad and mom. He was very respectful and accepting of everyone. I thought he was a good friend of mine also. I remember going down to my parents condo when he was down there. he and my dad would go fishing and show off their fish and always have a story of their trip out. I also remember the fun times we had at family camp with all of you.

Sandra Kammer

March 1, 2021 8:05 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Patty (Cuson) Wygant

March 1, 2021 1:49 PM

Dear Aunt Sallie, Tim, Deb, and Marree and families....I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Tom. I’ve got so many special memories of the times we’ve spent together. Great times! With deepest sympathy....

Marilyn McNitt

March 1, 2021 9:48 AM

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