Lillie Bell Johnson was born in Seguin, Texas to the proud parents, Anderson and Dovie Johnson on June 5, 1945. Lillie was the youngest of six children born to the family. Lillie graduated from Ball High School in Seguin, Texas. After graduating she attend St. Phillips College in San Antonio, Texas, where she had the honor of being named Miss St. Phillip"s. She received an Associates of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 1965. A woman of deep faith, Lillie was saved at a young age and began serving God. Blessed musically and sharing her God given talent with many, Lillie played for several Sunday morning church services over the years. In 1976, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. May's University where she majored in mathematics. She continued her love of education as she received graduate hours from the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1977-1979. Lillie worked for City Public Services from 1978-2007 as a computer programmer and software training development manager. During this time, she received a Masters of Arts degree from St. Mary's University where she majored in Speech Communication in 1993. In addition, Lillie taught computer and oral communication classes part-time at St. Phillip's for over 20 years Lillie was preceded in death by her parents: Dovie and Anderson Johnson; two sisters: Elizabeth Fuller and Thelma Miller; Godparents: Lawrence T. and Ossie Lee Walters; Godbrother: Lawrence L. Walters and her nephew: Fred Johnson. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Clarissa "Lisa" Tanner (Roderick); sisters, Tilma Richardson (William) and Ruby Robbins (Leroy); brother, Fred (Ronnye); aunt, Susie B. Bolton; grandchildren, Kamari Taylor (Jenard), Royce and Lawren Tanner; great grandchildren, Laylah, Makayla, Jenard Jr. and Londyn; nieces, Yvonne Fifer (William), Elizabeth Marie Fuller, Patricia Griffin (Carl), Cherrylle Miller (fiance Tony Felder), Pam Augustine, Sharon Miller-Mahoney, Freda Griggs, Alicia Smith-Robbins; nephews, Darryllee Miller, Eric Fuller (Sophia) and Richard Richardson and a host of relatives and friends.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the family. Philippians 4:6,7 “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.”

  2. Our prayers and sympathy are extended to the family and friends. Her work for the many women, children and youth around the world was much appreciated.

    Rita L. Smith, President

    North Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Women

  3. Ms. Lillie was such a sweet lady. She had style & class: matching head to toe. She was so friendly. I remember singing in a mass/combined choir she got together for her church about 7 years ago. I brought a co*worker with me and she said the more the merrier. I am choir member from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. My sincere condolences to her entire family. May God’s peace sustain you through this time.


    Janice Mayfield

  4. My prayers go out to Lillie Bell Williams’ family. She was a great musician and director, and she’ll sorely be missed. Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain. Condolences from the Mount Calvary Baptist Church’s musical staff and congregation of San Antonio.

  5. I had the great honor of working with Lillie in United Methodist Women for several years. She was a great servant and leader. We will miss her very much. She is resting in heaven now. Praise be to God. My prayers go out for the family.

  6. To our good friends Rick, Tilma and family may God be with you, comfort you and give you strength. I know that your heads hang low. We share in your loss and sorrow. But, joy comes in the morning. Your love one will always be with you in spirit. We are going to miss you Lilly. A lady of great elegance and sophistication. You let your light shine everyday. I will miss your beautiful smile. Rest in Peace, Lilly. Rest in Peace, Lilly. We will see you again. Love the Prince Family

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