Lillian Marie Richardson McElroy, 93, of Shiloh, passed away October 27, 2015 in Mexia. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015 with Mr. Neil Bond and Rev. David Snow officiating. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Marie was born in Mexia, Texas on October 17, 1922 to Jesse William and Mandy Charlotte (Graham) Richardson. On December 22, 1939, she married the love of her life and lifelong partner, Alfred Maurice McElroy. They were blessed with two children, Stella E. and James "Jim". Marie loved nothing more than taking care of her family, especially cooking for them. For as long as she was able, she made Jim a special bread braid at Christmas, as well as numerous other delicious dishes. She also enjoyed growing flowers, sewing and quilting. Marie loved the Lord and serving Him; she was as a longtime member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who will be truly missed here on earth; however, her family finds comfort in knowing she is now in her eternal home with her other loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 70 years, Alfred; brothers, Russell and Alvis Richardson; and sister, Leda Dale Richardson Parsons. Marie is survived by her daughter, Stella Elaine McElroy Bounds of Dallas; son, James R. "Jim" and wife, Carolyn E. McElroy of Shiloh; grandchildren, Rene Havard, Stephen Morton, Gary Morton and Georgia Shelby; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Friday, October 30th, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 2:00pm, Shiloh Cemetery