Alton Lilley

June 23, 1952 - December 7, 2019
Alton Lilley

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Alton Lilley age 67 a resident of 6752 US Highway 264 E. Washington, NC died at his home on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
To honor Alton's wishes no services are scheduled.
Alton was born in Beaufort County on June 23, 1952 the son of the late Matthew Mayo Lilley and Martha Taylor Lilley.
He loved his wife, Rachel and his cat, Mikey. Alton loved his daughter, Erin and his grandson, Parker, as he loved the rest of his family. He loved playing in his band called S.W.A.V., which stood for (Stanley Mayo, Wade Lilly, Alton, Vance Fulcher. Alton could always make you laugh by telling jokes or by the funny faces he would make. He loved taking pallets and making furniture out of them and making jewelry out of forks and spoons, loved fishing, working in his yard and especially loved having cookouts and bringing his family together. He worked at Northside High School before he retired, he also worked at Charcoal Filters, Fountain Power Boats, Hackeny & Sons, and at Ruffus Smith's Groceries at the Sidney Crossroads Location during his life. His family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and words of comfort and peace.
He is survived by his wife: Rachel L. Lilley of the home, a daughter: Erin Mann and husband Omie of Manteo, NC; a sister: Debbie Bridgeman of Washington, NC; three brothers: Floyd Lilley and wife Joyce of Chocowinity, NC; Wade Lilly and wife Caddie of Bath, NC; Russell Lilley and wife Jean of Pinetown, NC and a grandson: Parker Daniels. Alton was preceded in death by three sisters: Shirley Mizell, Evelyn Harrell, Helen Allen and a brother: Matthew Lilley, Jr.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Lilley family.

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  • December 13, 2019
    Marianna Jackson says:
    I hated to hear of Alton's passing. He was always a fun guy to be around. An easily likable soul. I know he will be missed.

  • December 12, 2019
    Marion Alligood says:
    So sorry for your loss.Marion Alligood And Levin Alligood

  • December 10, 2019
    barbara k. waters gurkin says:
    I am so sorry to read about alton .I remember when he came to pinetown to play for us with his band he and wade and band did a good job .when I would be on my mail route I would sometimes see him at northside school and he still had a wonderful smile

  • December 10, 2019
    Debbie Lilley says:

  • December 10, 2019
    Keith and Sandi Taylor says:
    I'm going to miss you Uncle Alton! You could always make people laugh! Such great memories! Love you!

  • December 09, 2019
    Debby Daniels says:
    Prayers going to the family

  • December 09, 2019
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  • December 09, 2019
    Terri Speach says:
    Rachel we are so very sorry for your loss of Alton. We may be separated by distance, but please know that I will always be here for you. Keep your precious memories of Alton deep within your heart and he will remain with you forever and ever. Love you so much.

  • December 09, 2019
    Cecile Saunders says:
    Alton was a sweet and gentle man and loved his family. Although we were not around him much the times we were he always had a smile on his face. He will surely be missed by all that knew and loved him. Rachel and family, please know that others feel your pain and if there is anything we can do, please ask. Love you....Cecile and Ron

  • December 09, 2019
    Betty Windley says:
    I'm truly gonna miss you my uncle Alton you are at peace and NIW you get to see your family in heaven always know I love u and will truly miss u

  • December 08, 2019
    Sissy and Daniel Williams says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. Alton will be missed by everyone.

  • December 08, 2019
    Kim RN says:
    Great man with a great personality. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him in his final weeks.

  • December 08, 2019
    Austin Bridgeman says:
    Austin & Titia Bridgeman

  • December 08, 2019
    Patricia Lilley says:
    I Love and Miss you Uncle Alton...You will be missed..Tell my Daddy I Love him when you get there I know ya'll are cutting up ...Love Ya'll to pieces SIP...

  • December 08, 2019
    Daine & Gary Jackson says:
    It's hard 2 believe ur really gone. U went 2 fast. We'll miss ur humor, ur laughter, ur way of always being the life of the party. Life won't be the same without u. Rest in peace dear BNL.

  • December 08, 2019
    Penny Coward says:
    I will truly miss Uncle Alton. He treated me the same every time seen him. I loved his sense of humor.