Lillie Bell White

April 23, 1941 - April 26, 2021

"His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the lord." - Matthew 25:231

Obituary of Lillie Bell White

Lillie Bell White, 80, peacefully transitioned from Labor to Reward at her home on Monday, April 26, 2021.  Lillie was born on April 23, 1941, and is the sixth child born to Nancy and Anderson Crenshaw.

Shortly after graduating with honors from Mobile County Training Academy in 1959, Lillie joined her brother and sisters in Lockport.  She initially did domestic and childcare work and lived with her sisters.  She was fortunate to secure a sales job at Sears & Roebuck, eventually becoming the draperies department manager.  Eastern Hills Mall opened in 1972, and the  Lockport Sears was to become one of their anchor stores; she did not make the move with them.  Lillie dedicated herself to being a housewife for several years.  She eventually returned to work and retired from Sherwood Selpac in about 2006.

Lillie was beautiful and had a presence that made her the life of the party.  She had a story, a smile, and a loud, loud laugh for every occasion.  She was happy and funny and had a talent for letting you know you had a special compartment in her heart that belonged solely to you.  Lovingly known as Nonni, Granny, Miss Lillie, Mama Lillie, and Stella, she is mourned and dearly missed.

Lillie is predeceased by her parents, siblings Anna Laura, Letana, Eula, Bettie, and her beloved Nellie.  She is also predeceased by nephews Darnell and Darryl Crenshaw and partners Phillip White and Tommy Robinson.  Lillie is mourned by nieces, nephews, and the countless friends that she has amassed along her 80-year journey in this life, and 60 years in this community.

In following with Lillie's instructions, and due to the current COVID-19 situation, we will respect Lillie with a memorial to be scheduled and announced at a later time.  Arrangement by Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street.


  1. Charlene Cescon on May 6, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    My thoughts & prayers are with Lillie family, beautiful person inside & out.

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