|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2009|
Lillian Cecile Orrel
Born in Savannah on Mar. 3, 1922 and Departed on Aug. 12, 2009
Graveside Service: Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009
Cemetery: Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
Savannah- Lillian Cecile (Nieuwstraten) Orrel, 87, passed peacefully Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at her home of 67 years on Whitemarsh Island.
Lillian was born March 3, 1922 in Savannah to George Leonard Nieuwstraten and Lillian Cecile (Stall) Nieuwstraten. After her mother's death in 1927, her beloved father placed her in the care of the Episcopal Home for Girls. Lillian frequently spoke fondly of her years in the home and cherished her father's involvement in her life. She married Marvin Cooper Orrel, Sr. on December 31, 1937 in Ridgeland, SC.
She will be remembered for her love, devotion and loyalty to her family and her kind-hearted demeanor. She loved to learn and always pursued her quest for knowledge. She instilled her passion for nature in her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and had a deep love for music and poetry. Her wide variety of interests included arts and crafts, world events and gardening. She was truly a unique person. She always had, and will always have, a very strong positive influence on those who loved her. Her eldest son summed it up by "As mothers go, she was the queen of queens". She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Lillian was a member of the Whitemarsh Island Garden Club and the Shriners' Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Marvin in 1988; brother, George Leonard Nieuwstraten, Jr. in 2000 and half sister Margaret Ann Williams in 2002.
Lillian is survived by her children, Mayme Stormes "Stormsie" Orrel (Homer) Jenkins, Jeanette Leavy "Tiger" Orrel Stiles, Marvin Cooper "Cookie" (Penny) Orrel, Jr., Vivian Cecile Orrel-Ryals (Jerome Ryals), Donna Machelle "Mindy" Orrel (Orville) Lamaak, Charles Leonard Orrel (Kathy Taylor) and Marion Russell Orrel; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Jeanette (Sam) Cooper and sister-in-law, Jewel Fritts Nieuwstraten.
Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park with Reverend Doug Westfall officiating.
Remembrances may be made to Bethesda Home for Boys, 9520 Ferguson Ave., Savannah, GA 31406.
Marvin Cooper Orrel (1911 - 1988)*
Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery
Created by: Bill Waters
Record added: Aug 15, 2009
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