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Lillian Hickman Jayroe: Mullins

    Lillian Hickman Jayroe of Mullins, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 19. She was 93.
    Born Sept. 30, 1920 in Tabor City, Mrs. Jayroe was the daughter of the late William Joseph Hickman and the late Lillian Harrelson Hickman.
    She attended Tabor City High School and East Carolina Teachers College. Lillian later worked in the family florist shop, where her love for flowers and flower arranging grew. She loved to knit, sew and cook. Lillian was an avid gardener and was a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club for 30 plus years. She also served as Welcome Wagon hostess for the city of Mullins and traveled to New York City to train for this position.
Mrs. Jayroe was a member of Woodlawn Park Baptist Church since its first service in 1970. For over 40 years, Lillian served on the flower committee where God used her talents to beautify His house. She was also active in all other ministries of the church.
    Mrs. Jayroe was a devoted Christian wife and mother, always putting her family first. All the love she poured out came full circle because she was loved and admired by so many. She had a great love for the Lord too, which made her beauty shine inside and out.
    Mrs. Jayroe leaves behind to cherish her memories three sons: James R. Jayroe, Jr. and his wife Joyce of Myrtle Beach, William H. Jayroe of Marion, and Robert H. Jayroe of Mullins; a granddaughter: Kelly Jayroe Johnson and her husband Clive of Columbia; a Grandson: Brian Donovan and his wife Dawnne of Conway; 3 great grandsons: Will, Tim and Andy Donovan; nieces: Mary Ruth Propst, Betty Jean Beeker, Martha Hickman and Jane Cathcart; nephew: Clark Doster and his wife Pam; cousin and Dear Friend: Bill Anseaume; and numerous other family and friends.
    Mrs. Jayroe was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, James R. Jayroe, Sr.; a brother, William Eldred Hickman; and 2 sisters, Hulda Hickman Doster and Lucille Hickman Kluttz.
    Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Woodlawn Park Baptist Church. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Woodlawn Park Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 410, Mullins, S.C. 29574.

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