LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Somewhere along the way of Lillie Kidwell’s many evenings helping at WLAF, Lillie came into the radio station, someone ran out to see who it was and the response was “Oh, it’s just Lillie.” From that day forward, Lillie’s name changed to “Oh, It’s Just Lillie.” Though that was a fun time, we’re not laughing so much today around here at WLAF, because Just Lillie passed away at her La Follette home on Monday morning.
Lillie was quite the volunteer for WLAF. She was here about anytime the doors were open helping, mostly in the evening, answering the phone, sharing prayer requests and just serving as good company. She used to enjoy walking into the studio during a live telecast and making announcements on WLAF-TV 12. She would also come in anytime there was a weekend event on TV to help out.
“I will tell you that Lillie was such a blessing to everyone who came through the doors at the old radio station,” said WLAF’s Derrick Lee Anderson. He adds that what he loved about Lillie was the fact that she did her best to serve the community through the people she got to know during her time at WLAF. “What I will remember about Lillie is the fact that she was an amazing Christian who had a great heart for people,” said Anderson.
Family and friends will meet this morning at 10:00am at Walters Funeral Home Chapel and proceed to Locust Stump Cemetery. The graveside services and interment begin at 11am.
As Lillie entered through the Pearly gates, someone asked “Who is that?” Another voice shot back, “Oh, It’s Just Lillie.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/08/2022-6AM)