Lillie Mae Farley Kessinger, 74, of Interior in Giles County, departed this life, Tuesday afternoon, February 15, 2001 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke after a long illness. She was born in Newport on December 4, 1936. Lillie attended The Church of God of Prophecy in Pearisburg. She was preceded in death by her mother Margie Farley, her brother Raymond Farley, and her sister Nancy Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of forty-eight years James R. Kessinger; her son James N. Kessinger and his girlfriend Patsy Thompson of Goldbond; her daughter and son-in-law Terry and David Martin of Goldbond; her brother Billy Joe and his wife Frances Farley of Pearisburg; her sisters and brothers-in-law Polly and Eukey Spicer of Narrows, Peggy and Don Law of Pearisburg, Shirley and Chuck East of Wolf Creek; her granddaughter Brooke Cornett or Wytheville; her daughter-in-law Barbara Kessinger of Buena Vista.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 pm in The Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Bill Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Kessinger Family Cemetery at Interior. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Lillie’s family would like to especially thank the staff at Giles Dialysis Center in Pearisburg, for everything they have done for her over the years; she loved each and everyone of them dearly. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.