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Lillian Hooper McGary

Posted By Hall-Wynne On September 15, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | 4 Comments

Lillian Hooper McGary, 88, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Spring Arbor of Durham. Born in Durham, she was the daughter of the late Conrad S. Hooper and Elizabeth Overton Hooper. Mrs. McGary was employed at Wachovia Bank for 28 years and following her retirement she worked at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Mrs. McGary will be affectionately remembered for her wonderful gift of loving all children as well as her many pets.

Mrs. McGary is survived by her step-daughter, Lake McGary Andrews and husband, Tom, of Ocean Springs, MS; her grandson, Whit Andrews; her great-grandson, Joseph Andrews; nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson George McGary.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, September 17, at Old Maplewood Cemetery off Kent St with the Rev. John Sharpe presiding.
The family will receive friends following the service at Maplewood.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff members at Spring Arbor of Durham and Liberty Hospice for the wonderful care given to Mrs. McGary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 909 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27701.

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Arrangements for the McGary family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham.


Condolences for the family of “Lillian Hooper McGary”

Condolence from Artie & Elizabeth Kamiya on September 17th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Lake & Tom: There have been many, many stories that Aunt Lil shared with all of us over the years. We loved the way she’d laugh when she’d tell them. I believe it was one of her special gifts – the ability of telling a story as if it happened yesterday.

One story that I remember was about the death of her mom and what she told Lil and the other family members gathered around her bed – “Don’t weep for me now, don’t weep for me never – because I’m going to nothing forever and ever.” Lil would typically add something like – “Mother worked hard” or “Mother had her hands full,” something like that. Then she’d smile or laugh – and move right on to her next story…

I envy the folks in Heaven who are listening to her now!

Love – Artie, Elizabeth, Jeremy, Irene, Travis, Hana, Daniel, and Josh.

Condolence from Pam Wheeler on September 17th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Lake and Tom,
We are neighbors of Lillian and shared her love of animals, DUKE, and the Republican Party. She was a “fixture” on Stuart Drive, and will be missed by all of her neighbors and friends. We send you our prayers for the sorrow in your hearts. Pam and Doug Wheeler

Condolence from Sherry Griffin Jones on September 18th, 2010 12:00 am

Dear Lake and Tom,
What a beautiful tribute and memorial service to Lillian yesterday at Maplewood with family and friends. Anyone who loved and adored children and pets as much as she did, had a big caring heart for sure. Jim has many fond and happy memories of Aunt Lillian.
Take care and please keep in touch
with us often.Love Sherry and Jim

Condolence from Beth Freeman Wyant on January 26th, 2017 1:33 pm

Dear Lake. I just came across your mom’s address in my late mom and dad’s papers so I looked her and your dad up on the internet. Of course I found this posting. I am 75 and remember how special your parents were to my parents, Eula Beth and Dick Freeman. Also “CS”, guess he was your uncle, was a close family friend……actually like family….and gave me my start in a long career. Know now your memories are sweet of your beloved parents but just wanted to connect with you. The older I get the more dear our history is.

Beth Freeman Wyant.
1407 Brooks Ave. Raleigh NC 27607
919 782-7372.

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