Jan. 16, 1932-April 8, 2019

A service to celebrate the life of Lillie Mae Shoemaker will be Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Congregational Methodist Church in Robeline with the Rev. Brian Jennings and the Rev. Jim Freeman officiating. The family will receive friends at Hickory Grove from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 and again from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday. Interment will follow at Lambert Town Cemetery in Robeline.

Lillie, 87, was born Jan. 16, 1932, to Culver and Mary Alice Murray in Shamrock.

Lillie was an avid gardener who was known for her vegetables and beautiful flowers. She loved wildlife and the outdoors. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping.

Lillie was a longtime member of Hickory Grove Congregational Methodist Church where she served as Adult Sunday School teacher for many years. Lillie never had children of her own but loved and cherished each and every one of her nieces and nephews helping to raise some of them when they were children.

Lillie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, the Rev. Raymond Shoemaker; nieces, Sherrie Segura, Linda Villar and Sandra Villar; and a great-niece, Jessica Rachal.

She is survived by three sisters, Mary Edna Collins of Natchitoches, Nova Ruth Rachal of Houston and Barbara Nell Villar of St. Amant; a host of nieces and nephews; and two beloved “fur babies,” Bo and Annie.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jerry Carnline, Robert Davis, Kevin Ensinger, Oscar Ensinger, Emmitt Greene and Wayne Rachal.