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Della Lilly (#46905597)
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DATE: Mon, 5-6-2013

TO: Friends, Family Members, Fellow Contributors, Etc.

FROM: Della

Just letting all of you know that on or about 3-27-2013, I took a really hard cardiovascular hit; spent a month at local medical facility; as I become stronger, will continue with Find-A-Grave but it may take a while to do all that needs to be done; would appreciate your patience with me.

August 8, 2015

Hello Everyone!

I have a LOT of work to do! .. and "I think I can do that"! (quoting you-know-who when she was starring in a movie and was told, "All you have to do is walk into the church", or something close to that - I think it was 'walk into a church' - been awhile since I've seen it).

Sorry I've "been away" for such a long period of time! I am hoping to receive a new computer in the not-too-distant future as this one appears to be on its last 'gig-a-byte' .. it occasionally works but, most often, 'occasionally DOES NOT'; thus, the reason I've been unable to make corrections, answer e-mails, etc.

For all of you who have said prayers for me and sent messages re. my health, my sincere "Thank You" to each of you.

Thanks to my Precious Lord Jesus Christ, I am now doing well. What happened to me? I died 3-27-2013 about 15 minutes after I sat down at the computer. My daughter heard a small plastic item hit the tile floor and, thinking 'some books had fallen' called out from the living room, "Mom, are you o.k.? (X 2) and, when I didn't answer, came from the living room to check on me and found me lying in the floor very dead and, while calling 911 EMS, she immediately began the chest compressions which were continued by EMS when they arrived; I was taken to the local medical center and someone came to my daughter immediately and said, "This is grave, you need to call your family". Following what I refer to as "receiving the ice-water baptism" (I was frozen) and "having my throat cut" (ventilator) and, "sleeping" for about 12 days/nights, I awakened one afternoon about 3:00 PM, wide-awake, no pain, flat of my back "with hoses and tubes everywhere", still on the ventilator, and was immediately told by my daughter and sister what had happened to me. After about an hour, they went home (having been there 'round the clock) and the doctorS began coming in and telling me what had happened and that I was now known as the "miracle at St. Mary's", one of the doctors telling me, "We know what happened - your heart quit beating but we don't know why" and one telling me that only 1 in 5 usually survive what had happened to me ... and some people did ask me, and still do, if I saw 'a bright light' or 'went through a dark tunnel' to which I answer, "No, but, when I woke up, I felt like I had had the best night's sleep I could ever remember" (12 days/nights - no wonder I felt 'rested'!) .. and, having said all that, "I PERSONALLY know Who holds tomorrow and I know WHO holds my hand". He truly is Magnificent, Majestic - He has been, for many years, and will ALWAYS be my LORD! .. and to all my beautiful family members/friends at Find-A-Grave, please don't forget Psm. 23 and meditate on each of its phrases, .. green pastures .. still waters .. THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death (and do I fully understand that one!), etc., etc. .. and I ask Him to bless each of you every day of your lives ... Love to All of You, Della
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Linda Ross Asbury
Created by: Della Lilly Record added: Jan 04, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 23752050
This is the wrong Hugh Ross, m. to Laura E. Skeens. Hugh L. Ross was her husband and I think he died when I was 12 so that would have been around 1962. Laura was my paternal grandmother.
Linda Ross Asbury
Added by Linda Ross Asbury on Dec 06, 2016 1:49 PM
lesa seberle
Effie Rena Miller Lilly
#75037505 is also in the wrong Cemetery, She is also in the Lilly Cemetery at Pipestem, this cemetery was also listed as Tom Lilly Cemetery, and is also listed in the 1996 Summers County Cemetery Book, too also have her obituary. thanks
Added by lesa seberle on Nov 04, 2016 9:12 PM
lesa seberle
James Robert Lilly
#75038454 According to his obituary he was buried at the Lilly Cemetery Pipestem, WV and someone already put the information in for him.
Added by lesa seberle on Nov 04, 2016 8:57 PM
Lea Wright
Hello Miss Della. My name is Lea. Endicott is my family line. I have hit a major brick wall and am wondering where you got your information from. I have been trying to prove that William is the son of Joshua and Sara for years! Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me at Thank you!!
Added by Lea Wright on Nov 04, 2016 8:31 AM
Faye Francis
RE: Copley, Jesse Mem #164979915
Hi Della, just checking on you - how have you been doing?

Added by Faye Francis on Nov 03, 2016 2:31 PM
Linda Thompson
GRAVE.....not grace
Sorry for the previous type.
Added by Linda Thompson on Oct 21, 2016 3:49 PM
Linda Thompson
Henry Spence grace, Wayne Co., W.VA
Hi Della,

Hope that you are well. In researching my Spence line, I see on the page of Henry Spence you want to know if he had a wife. In the marriage records, it says that on Sept 25, 1909 Henry Spence age 18 marries Exer Murray age 22. In the 1910 Census, Henry is living with wife Exer. In 1920, Exer Spence is living in Ky with her parents Samuel and Manda Murray and her 2 daughters, Eva Spence 9 and Hazel 1. Hope that this helps.

Linda Thompson
Added by Linda Thompson on Oct 21, 2016 3:48 PM
Keith Meadows
Sadie Clair Barker Lilly


Hope things are going well for you!!

Sadie is in the Dayton Lilly cemetery right beside of husband Lonie Earl Lilly. I put the pictures of the headstones on these.

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Oct 12, 2016 6:14 AM
Donna Hughes-Trent
Mose Marcum
Hello Della, I am happy that you made it through such a rough ordeal . My prayers go out to you. I came across my grandfather by chance on here Find A Grave Memorial# 51227344 that you had entered, I was wondering if you could connect Mose with his wife Tilda(vance)Marcum (which I have tried to connect the family links) Thank you and God bless.
Added by Donna Hughes-Trent on Sep 27, 2016 12:09 AM
Jonathan Prather/Prater
I am a relative of his!
He is from Thomas MacKay Sprigg Prather.
Their name has been misspelled in numerous places.
Do you have any documentation on the correct spelling?

Heidi Kestner Kuchta
Added by Heidi on Sep 23, 2016 8:50 AM
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