Lillian Mae Bates 77, of Palmyra, VA passed away Sunday July 18, 2021, at her home. She was born June 20,1944 to the late Charlie and Annie Mae Bates. Lillian was preceded in death by three sons and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter and son Rose and Charles Bates, both of Palmyra, VA. Three grandchildren Linda Bates, Brian Bates, and Christopher Payne. Nine great-grandchildren. Three Brothers, four sisters, and three aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Lillian was a member of New Fork Baptist Church in Palmyra, where she served as a member of the Ushers Board. Lillian worked at National Linen Services for 28 years, Hampton INN Suites for 5 years and Fluvanna Public Schools for 13 years. There will be a public viewing from 12-6pm on Friday July 23,2021 at Colbert &Wiley Funeral Home, Bremo Bluff, VA. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Piedmont and Lissette Kinsella her NP, Public Partnerships, Lucy Hill, and Jamie Dameron.
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