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Lillie Mae Mobley
May 10, 1923 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Ms. Lillie Mae Mobley, affectionally known as “Ms. Lillie,” age 100, passed away
peacefully on August 1, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. Ms. Lillie entered into eternal rest with our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ms. Mobley was born on May 10, 1923, in Rocky Ford, Georgia, and she
lived a life dedicated to faith, family, and service.
Ms. Mobley was a lifelong resident of Rocky Ford, Georgia. She loved her hometown and the people
who lived there. As Ms. Mobley advanced in age, she moved to Statesboro, Georgia, to live with her
son. However, Ms. Lillie Mae Mobley made sure she reminded people that she was born and raised in
Screven County, Rocky Ford, Georgia.
Anyone who knows Ms. Lillie knew she loved cooking, her church, and her two boys, Lloyd and
Gerald. In her latter years, if you had the opportunity to sit and chat with her, she didn’t hesitate to let
you know that she was grateful to have lived a long life. If you asked Ms. Lillie her age, she would often
say, “I have seen a many moons.” This was her way of telling you that she had seen and experienced
many things in life. A lot of the events and experiences Ms. Lillie had are events and experiences many
of us have only heard about in textbooks. One of the momentous events that she held dear to her heart
was the inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American President of the United States.
Ms. Lillie was confident that both her votes for Barack Obama helped what she and many others of her
time thought they would never see – a Black President. It is hard to envision people living to over 100
years these days; therefore, to understand the wealth of knowledge and experiences that Ms. Lillie had
a timeline of major events since 1923 has been included.
Without a doubt, Ms. Lillie was proud of her history and experiences. However, above all, Ms. Lillie
loved God and her children. Unfortunately, Ms. Lillie was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Mobley.
As a beloved mother and grandmother, Lillie Mae Mobley leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion.
She is survived by her son, Lloyd Sparks (Wilma) of Statesboro, Georgia; five grandchildren, Antonio
Wright (Martha) of Louisville, Kentucky, LaTroy Sparks of Augusta, Georgia, Undrey Bostic of
Atlanta, Georgia, Keith Sparks (Nikki) of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, and Summer Carter (Bobby) of
Augusta, Georgia; ten great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other
family and friends.
Ms. Lillie was an active member of Green Chapel A.M.E. for decades prior to advancing in age, where
she served diligently in various capacities. After moving to Statesboro, Georgia, she would attend St.
John C.O.G.I.C. with her son. Although she wasn’t able to be active, she enjoyed just being in the house
of the Lord.
Ms. Lillie’s departure leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her, but we find comfort in knowing
that she is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. Her memory will be cherished forever, and
she will continue to live on in the hearts of her family and friends.