Lillian A. Craig (June 12, 1913 - May 03, 2015)

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Lillian A. Craig
  • June 12, 1913
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  • May 03, 2015

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Lillian A. Craig, 101, of Longwood, Florida, passed away on May 3, 2015 at Longwood Health Care and Rehab Center. She was born in Benton Harbor, MI. Miss Lillian was a dedicated Mother, a good friend to all who knew her, and a loving servant of the Lord. She was employed at Heath Company for 25 years. She was a longtime member of Napier Parkview Baptist Church, where she was active in Ladies Missionary Society. She was raised on a farm and enjoyed a lifelong hobby of gardening. Upon retirement, she moved to Birmingham, AL to be near family. She spent the last three years of her life in Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amandus and Caroline Achterberg, nine brothers and sisters, husbands Guy Keith and Howard Craig. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Almquist (Roger) and Joanne Nelson (John), (4) grandchildren, Marc Almquist (Shannon), Nick Almquist (Tonya), Nicole Davis Carr (Chris), and Brian S. Davis Jr. (Kasey), (12) great grandchildren and a niece, Janice Sundheim.A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in Benton Harbor, MI. Memorial contributions can be made on her behalf to Longwood Health Care and Rehab Center.

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  1. John Nelson says:
    09 May 2015
    Ms. Lillian, even though we didn't meet until you were 94, I deeply respect the legacy of your devoted life as a Mother as it continues in the lives of your daughters and their children. A long not always easy life well lived. We know you are with the Lord and at peace in paradise.

  2. Joanne Nelson says:
    08 May 2015
    Thank you Momma for all the sacrifices you made for Karen and I when we were little girls. You took such good care of us, always took us to church, taught us to be kind and thoughtful. We spent many years together in Birmingham and sometimes we could really fuss, but there were far more good times. You wore many hats through out the years. I particularly remember the "laundry Queen hat." We all had perfectly folded clothes. We will never forget the huge live oak trees in front of the nursing home. Each visit you would ask how old they were. We were blessed to have had such a wonderful mom. I know you were ready to see your Mother, Father, sisters and brothers. You are smiling now and happy to be in the presence of your Savior!

    Love you, Joanne

  3. Kathy Piraino says:
    07 May 2015
    So many wonderful memory's What a special Mother and Grandmother. She will live forever in your hearts.

  4. Pam Norton says:
    06 May 2015
    Lil you will be missed! Lots of good memories. I still chuckle when I think of hairspray and how you said it messes up the bathroom walls.You always put up with good hearted teasing and it was so much fun to tease you!
    Until we meet again, Pam

  5. Karen Almquist says:
    06 May 2015
    Roger and I and Marc and Shannon and Nick and Tonya
    and families miss and love our Mom and Grandma so
    very much. Mom was always so encouraging and always
    very thankful. Mom prayed for us through the years.
    She was always a great blessing. As she got older she
    never complained. We know she is with Jesus and
    someday we will see her again.
    Your loving daughter and husband,
    Karen and Roger Almquist and family

  6. Terry & Debbie Blythe says:
    05 May 2015
    Lillian what a wonderful lady, mom, and grandmother. You'll always be DIAMOND LIL in my memories!
    God bless you.

  7. Bj Davis says:
    05 May 2015
    Sweet Grandma,

    You will be sorely missed! We have comfort knowing the fact that today you are in paradise with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! A life well lived. We love you so very much!

    See you soon,

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