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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
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Lillian Wilson

Lillian Marie Wilson (Callaway)

Wednesday, June 11th, 1924 - Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Lillian Marie Wilson (Mikie) was the youngest of three girls born to the late Edward and Rosella (Wall) Callaway on June 11, 1924 in Boston Massachusetts.

Marie graduated from Roxbury Memorial High School and went on to become a Laboratory Technician Phlebotomist at Boston City Hospital from where she retired in 1993.

Marie was an independent, charismatic, fun loving, energetic women and love dance, music, and poetry, a member of the Goldenaires, Swingers, Harriet Tubman line Dancers and Senior Rappers to name a few.

She was a long time member of the Charles Street A. M. E .Church joining in 1943 and belonged to the Gladys Holmes Unit of the Sarah Gorham Women’s Missionary Society Marie departed this world quietly in her sleep on Sunday March 31, 2019. “..and the Angels lifted Marie and put her upon their wings..”
Marie lived a vibrant, rich life and will sorely be missed by all.

She leaves her Daughter Sheila Gray-Beal, Grandson Stephen Jackson and Great Granddaughter Shakyah Jackson-Leary and a host of loving relatives and friends. “A part of us went with you the day God called you home.”

Marie will join in Heaven her Parents Edward and Rosella Calaway, her companion on more than 50 years Willie Bailey Jr. , loving sisters Geraldine Sanchez and Rosella Chapman, devoted daughter DiAnne Gray- Pearson, Son Stephen Gray and Granddaughter Coliscia Elwin

“Sleep on Marie in peaceful rest, we love you dearly but God loves you best.”

There will be a Memorial Service on Monday April 15, 2019 at 11:00am at Charles Street A.M.E Church 551 Warren Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Final Disposition: St. Michael Crematory

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home.
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  • Service

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 11:00am
    Charles Street A.M.E. Church
    551 Warren Street
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Interment

    St Michael Crematory
    500 Canterbury Street
    BOSTON, MA 02131
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Joana Johnson-smith

Posted at 01:20am
Ms.Mickie affectionately called Wonderful Friend of My Mother & of Mine and My Family after My Mother passed on!
Vivacious , virtuous, beautiful!
Hello You are indeed in presence of Your previously departed Loved Ones.
God bless and uplift Sheila and Other Family Members
Love Joana Marie Johnson Smith

Peter and Barbara Pryor

Posted at 12:29pm
Love you Marie and our Deepest Sympathy to your Family and Loved ones
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Reginald W. Pryor & Brenda Armstead

Posted at 03:47pm
My cousin was present when I was born. My dad was her first cousin. Marie was always welcoming, warm, genuine, and loving. She has gone home now, but we are all better for you having been with us if only for a moment.

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