HODGES - Mrs. Lillie E. Sweat, 89, formerly of 2922 Ridge Road, Hodges, SC, wife of the late Mr. Joseph H. Sweat, departed this life Monday, June 5, 2017 at National Healthcare of Greenwood. She was born in Cokesbury, SC on September 5, 1927 to the late
George L. Evans and Inells Jackson Evans.
Lillie graduated from Brewer High School in 1947. She retired from Self Memorial Hospital having worked in various departments after 30 years of service. Lillie joined Cokesbury Baptist Church at an early age, serving as secretary for the church as well as for the Missionary Society for 60 plus years. She was a faithful member until her illness and death. Lillie enjoyed being a member of the Cokesbury-Hodges Homemakers Club and the Hodges-Cokesbuty Fire Department Auxiliary.
Surviving is a sister Parnell R. Smith (Robert) of Detroit, MI. a brother, Jereal Evans (Kate) of Philadelphia, PA. Cherishing her memory is a devoted niece, Loretta W. Parker of Cokesbury, SC, goddaughters, Phyllis M. Berry of Detroit, MI, Shedra McGrier of Cokesbury, SC and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Lillie did not have any biological children but she also leaves to cherish her memory a host of adopted sons and daughters.
Services will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Cokesbury Baptist Church with Dr. Amos O. Harling officiating. Burial will be in the Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Hodges.
Pallbearers will the Trustees of Cokesbury Baptist Church and the Floral Bearers will be the Missionaries and friends of the family.