Amazing Grace has afforded our family many years to share the life, love, and legacy of, Rebecca Lilly Caraway, who was called to her Heavenly Home, Friday, December 4, 2020. “Becky”, as she was affectionately known was born January 12, 1940 in Montgomery County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Olden Sr. and Mary Lou Thomas Lilly. As we celebrate the season of Advent, we give thanks to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for “Becky’s” life, for our cherished and fond memories, which we will forever hold dear in our hearts. She loved her family, friends, and neighbors. We enjoyed the many celebrations and holiday gatherings. Her presence will be immensely missed.
“Becky” was educated in the Montgomery County public schools and graduated from Peabody High School, Troy, North Carolina. She was employed for many years with Federal Pacific Company, Albemarle, North Carolina.
A believer, “Becky” was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, New London, North Carolina until health challenges limited her participation. She was also a member of I.B.P.O.E. Alumni City Temple # 775, Daughter of Elk, Badin, North Carolina, and Starlight Savings Club. In her leisure, she enjoyed planting flowers, walking, and solving crossword puzzles.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Ree Prince; three brothers: Manuel Lilly, Carey Lilly, and James Lilly; three sisters: Mary Edna Beard, Drucilla Thomas Leake, and Shirley Ann Lilly Kirk.
“Becky’s” brilliant smile, warmth and kindness will live in our hearts for eternity. She was a jewel, and now she wears a crown as she soars with the Angels in God’s Kingdom. She is survived by her four daughters: Michelle Carpenter, Dana Prince, both of New London, Sandra Prince and Johnita Prince-McMillian both of Albemarle; one son, Roger D. Prince Sr., Albemarle; nine grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren; sister, Mary Walker, Albemarle; two brothers: Olden Lilly Jr., Mt. Gilead, North Carolina and Lemmie (Cheryl) Lilly, Newark, New Jersey; special grands who she helped to rear: LaKisha Davis and Darryl Prince; special friends: Sandra Watkins and Woody Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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