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Lillie Inez (Brown) Upchurch

June 9, 1932 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Lillie Upchurch Obituary

Mrs. Lillie Inez (Brown) Upchurch, age 91 of Sanford, NC transitioned to eternal rest on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. 

The Obituary

Lillie Inez Brown Upchurch was born on June 09, 1932, to the late Alonzo & Beulah Marks Brown. She peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on February 21, 2024, at her home in Sanford, NC.

Lillie attended school in Lee County and worked at various places of employment such as GKN, Coty and Belk. In addition to industrial work, she also was a homemaker, who kept an immaculate home where she enjoyed decorating, sewing and cooking for her family. She was the true epitome of style, she carried herself with a sophistication that was a reflection of her inner poise and confidence. As a mother, instilling in her children a particular deep appreciation for the art of dressing well and carrying oneself with dignity and pride. Her timeless fashion sense and innate sense of class will forever be remembered and admired by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

She was a faithful member of Love Grove AME Zion Church where she served on the Missionary and Stewardess boards and sang in both the Senior Choir and Heavenly Voices. Although she was weak in her body, her faith remained strong and she would call on the name of Jesus, for she knew her strength came from the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Claude Upchurch Jr.; two sons, Claude Upchurch III and Robert Mitchell Upchurch (Lessie M. Upchurch); one daughter, Joyce Elaine Johnson (Michael Johnson).

She was the last survivor of seven, four boys and three girls.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories her loving children, David W. Upchurch (Sharon), and Anthony D. Upchurch (Jennell); daughter-in-law, Carolyn Upchurch; a sister-in-law, Rebecca Upchurch; a brother-in-law, Jason Upchurch; as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grands, and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, family and friends.

The family will not receive friends and relatives at the home. Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 23 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Knotts Funeral Home 

 

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Services

Flower Delivery
Friday
February 23, 2024

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Public Viewing
Friday
February 23, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 24, 2024

3:00 PM
Love Grove AME Zion Church
796 Love Grove Church Rd
Sanford, NC 27332

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Burial
Saturday
February 24, 2024

Love Grove AME Zion Church
796 Love Grove Church Rd
Sanford, NC 27332

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