Lillie Lee (Anderson) Lacy, 86, of south Bend, IN., was born December 10, 1931 in St. Louis, MO., to Frank and Anna Mae Anderson, Sr. The family later moved to Sparta, IL. Lillie confessed to be a Christian at an early age where she became a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
Lillie married George R. St. James in 1948, from that union three children were born; Jo Ann Reynolds, Terry Lynn and George R. St. James. She later divorced and moved to South Bend in 1958. Lillie met Roosevelt Lacy, Jr., in South Bend, IN., whom she later married on June 9, 1962, who preceded her in death on June 15, 2018.
Shortly after moving to South Bend, Lillie became a member of Greater St. John where she served as an Usher and as a Missionary.
Lillie worked at memorial Hospital for 32 years as an Environmental Service Supervisor, she retired from there and later worked at the Center for the Homeless as a receptionist.
Lillie leaves to cherish her memories her daughter, Jo Ann Reynolds, three step children, David Lacy, Raquel (Nathan) Foster of South Bend and Deborah Carter of Hamilton, NJ.; Siblings: Bessie Salmon, Frank Anderson, Jr., of South Bend, Luvenia Nance, Melvin (Margaret) of Sparta, IL., and Michael Anderson of California; four sister in laws; Vera Anderson of Illinois, Patricia Lenoir, Illinois, Nancy Lee Morrison of North Carolina and Verlyn Smith of Arkansa; two grandchildren, Tara (Andrew) Nowland and Sonny (Stephanie) Reynolds of California; four step grandchildren, Brittany, Dana, Dallace and Natasha, six great grandchildren, Adrain, Sydney, Dilyn, Kaden, Jacob and Jenna, two special nieces, Gale Greer and Vanessa Fuller and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Lillie was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt, parents, Anna Mae Demus and her father Frank Anderson, Sr., stepfather, William Demus, Sr., two children, Terry Lynn and George Robert, Jr., siblings, William, Jr., Walter and Dora Lee Demus, Joseph Anderson, Mary Ann (Freddie) Bardo, Sarah Pruitt and two sister in laws, Janice and Virgie Anderson.
The family would like to give a special Thank You to Creekside Village-Rehab Car., for the great job they did while Lillie was in their care, you will never be forgotten.
There is a Time For Everything, and A Season For Every Activity under Heaven." Ecclesiates 3:1
The funeral service for Lillie Lacy will be held at 12:00 p.m., at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church with viewing from 11:00 a.m., to noon at the church.