Funeral services celebrating the life of Thomas Joseph Lilley, 83, of Converse, Louisiana were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Chapel, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana with Dr. Jimmy Lilley, and Bro. Chucky Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Converse, Louisiana. A visitation was held on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Thomas was born on January 27, 1940, in Mitchell, Louisiana to Myrtice and Sidney Lilley, Sr., and entered into rest on May 18, 2023, at his residence.
Preceding Thomas in death are his parents; son, Stephen Allan Lilley; daughter, Mary Dorraine Tircuit; infant son at birth, Timothy Wayne Lilley; several brothers; and one sister.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Barbara Tatum Lilley; daughter, Susan Lilley; son-in-law, Matt Tircuit; grandchildren, Elizabeth Espinoza and husband, Hugo, Reese Tircuit and wife, Jeanna, Jennifer Thibodeaux and husband, Bralyn, Kristofer Lilley and wife, Donavyn, and Samantha Lilley; great-grandchildren, Abigail Espinoza, Joshua Espinoza, Ryder Tircuit, Ryleigh Tircuit, Mason Thibodeaux, and Talon Thibodeaux; brothers, Raymond Lilley, and Dr. Jimmy Lilley and wife, Bonnie; many sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Honoring Thomas as pallbearers will be Kevin Swanson, Reese Tircuit, Wayde Lilley, Tony Henderson, Randy Lilley, Jason Lilley, Lorin Lilley, and Hugo Espinoza. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Mullins, Kristopher Lilley, and David Gentry.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the love and care given to Mr. Lilley over the past nine years. Especially his sitters, Becky Arterberry, Renee Campbell, Marilyn McCormic, Julie Miller, and Deborah Taylor; and Superior Hospice nurses, JoLea Procell and Kari Raborn.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue / Suite 902 New York, NY 10018, or hdsa.org/
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