Obituaries

Lillie Harris Peyton

August 14,1944 - September 13,2018

Obituary for Lillie Harris Peyton

Lillie Harris Peyton, age 74, entered eternal rest surrounded by her family early on the morning of September 13, 2018, at Henrico Doctors Hospital-Parham. She was born in Rockville, Virginia to the late William L. Sr., and Mary L. Harris. She was preceded in death by two brothers; William L., Jr., and Horace F. Harris; and a nephew / godson, Paul Cosby, Jr.

Lillie attended the public schools of Hanover County and graduated from John M. Gandy High School, Ashland Virginia, Class of 1963. She furthered her education in Nursing School and began her forty-three-year career in Nursing before her retirement.

Lillie joined the Abner Baptist Church at an early age and was an active member until her health began to fail. She faithfully attended weekly Bible Study and was a dedicated member of several ministries: Women’s, OASIS, Hospitality, Women’s Choir, including serving over 30 years in the Pastor’s Aid Ministry and the former Healthcare Ministry. Lillie performed volunteer work at Laurel University monthly. She was also an active member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Red Rovers Chapter of the Red Hat Society.

Lillie was united in marriage to Bernard Thomas Peyton, Sr. on June 23, 1973, and they became the proud parents of Darrell Forest and Derrick Orlando Peyton.

She loved people and will be missed by so many. She loved to travel, and her trips carried her across the United States and abroad. Her last trip was a second visit to Okinawa, Japan. When she wasn’t traveling, she loved to watch her favorite TV shows on the Hallmark Channel, Shopping Network, or catching a game of her favorite baseball team, the Atlanta Braves. Fittingly, Lillie loved angels, and amassed quite a collection of angels over the years.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her devoted husband, Bernard T. Peyton, Sr.; two sons, Reverend Darrell F. (Deonna Michelle) and Master Sergeant Derrick O (Kazuna) Peyton; stepson, Bernard T. Peyton, Jr. (Rita); grandchildren, Staff Sergeant Christopher, Christina, Mo’e, Ribu, Bryan, and Jayla Peyton; three sisters, Virginia Mason (Rodman), Gloria Brown, Zelma Cosby (Paul); one brother, Waverly Harris (Irene); one devoted uncle, James Harris, Sr. (Natalie); sister-in-law, Lucy Harris; two brothers-in-law, James Peyton and Melvin Jones, Sr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, many devoted friends, and two honorary grandchildren, Kyra and Chavis Taylor.

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Helen D. Jones lit a candle for Lillie Harris Peyton
- Helen D. Jones
To The Harris and Peyton Family My Prayers thoughts are with you during your lose. May God Comfort and keep you during this time and forever more. Helen D. Jones . One of Lillie\\'s Classmates at John M Gandy
- Helen D Jones
Roslyn de Cordova lit a candle for Lillie Harris Peyton
- Roslyn de Cordova
I\\'m sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Death is never easy, but the true God assures us that we are not alone. As you reflect on the memories you shared, keep in mind Psalm 34:18, God is there for those brokenhearted. Please accept my sincere condolences.
- C. Prince
Gay Williams lit a candle for Lillie Harris Peyton
- Gay Williams
My beautiful aunt Lil. . . She beautiful inside and out. Her smile, her candidness, and her love of life, is what I cherished most. She would make me laugh every time I talked to her!!! She will be missed. My heart goes out to Bernard, Darrell, and Derrick. Love you all
- Antoinette Jones
To Bernard and the Family: My condolences during this most difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace.
- Eddie R. Winston, Jr.
I\\'m sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. When someone we love dies, it’s natural to want to see that person again. Many have found comfort in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection.

Notice what John 5:28, 29 says, \\"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.\\"

God gives us such a meaningful hope to look forward to. And in the meantime he also promises us to comfort us in our trials if we go to him in prayer. 2 Cor 1:3 calls him the God of all comfort.

I hope this was comforting to y\\'all. Please contact me for more comforting information, or please go to JW.org. Have a nice day.
- Jamie Clark
Mom/I lift Lil’s entire family in prayer as they go thru this most difficult of all times. Not today or even next month, but 1 day God is going to ease your heavy hearts. You WILL be able to remember “lovely Lil” & rejoice in your many memories.
Luv, Gertie & Maria
- Maria
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Sharon Barton lit a candle for Lillie Harris Peyton
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and Dorothy Green Brooks lit a candle for Lillie Harris Peyton
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Lillie Mae was a beautiful person.
Will always remember the good time we had as neighbourhood children.
She\\'ll be missed by all who knew and loved her
- Robert and Dorothy G Brooks
Patrick Smith lit a candle for Lillie Harris Peyton
- Patrick Smith

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