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08/08/2017 08:54 PM
Services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Barnhill who passed on Wednesday,
August 2, 2017, will be held Saturday, August 12, at 11 a.m., at Mount
Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 4008 E. Cayuga Street, Tampa, FL,
Reverend Michael V. White, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at
Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Barnhill was born September 9, 1931, in Jakin, Georgia to the
parentage of Rev. Ezzie and Effie Mae Donalson, Sr.; she has been a
resident of Tampa for 64 years.
She was a faithful, dedicated employee of St. Joseph Hospital and
retired after 18 years of service. Lillie Mae was a faithful member of
the Mt. Olive M. B. Church where she enjoyed ushering on the Number One
Usher Board and serving on the Pastor’s Aide Board until her health
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Bishop Barnhill Jr.; two
children, mother, Effie Mae Donalson; her parents, Reverend Ezzie &
Irene Donalson, Sr. and sisters, Ocie Mae Garner, Doris Lippitt and
She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving brother, Reverend Ezzie
Donalson Jr. of Jakin, GA; nieces, Jadine Lippitt, Cheryl Lippitt, both
of Tampa, FL, Irene Porter (Gerald) of Charlotte, NC, Tora R. Donalson
of Donalsonville, GA, Lori Ann Millines of Bainbridge, GA, Rosa Wallace
of Arlington, TX; great niece, Allison Lippitt of Tampa, FL; nephews,
Johnny Lippitt, Jr. (Kim Suk) of Killen, TX, Ezzie T. Garner, Ronald
Donalson, Earnie A. Donalson of Jakin, GA, Timothy Donalson (Arrica) of
Dothan, AL, Steven Garner of Tampa, FL, Gregg Pitts (Leddy) of Anderson,
SC; Aunt, Helen Jefferson of Tallahassee, FL; Brothers-in-law, Johnny
Lippitt, Sr., George Barnhill (Deborah), Freddie Barnhill, all of Tampa,
FL, John Barnhill (Mary) of Atlanta, GA; Sisters-in-law, Laura Duncan
(Melvin) of South Carolina, and Mary L. Wilson of Jakin, GA; Devoted
Cousins, Augustine Nobles (Willie), Ann Fipps, Mary Shorter (Wilbert),
all of Tampa, FL, Carmen Cox (Billy) of Lutz, FL; and a host of other
family and friends.
The remains will be repose after 5 p.m., Friday, August 11, at Ray
Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.
Family and friends are asked to assemble at Mt. Olive Baptist Church,
Saturday, 10:45 a.m. for the service.
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