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By The Skanner News

In Loving Memory
Lillie Walker

Sunrise: February 14, 1933
Sunset: May 10, 2015

Lillie Walker passed away May 10, 2015 after an extended illness. She was born February 14, 1933 in Beaumont, Texas to Johnnie Mae and Rueben Wysingle. Lillie lived in Portland and Salem all of her adult life, graduating from Jefferson High School, attending Clark and several colleges.

Lillie's accomplishments are many, among them are working for change in her community while working in the Model Cities Program, serving as Director of AMA Family Day & Night Care Program, State and County government and retiring as Director of Purchasing from Multnomah County. She was an avid community activist who cared about the betterment of her community.

Though Lillie was a career woman her life revolved around her family and home.

Her daughter Victoria Simms Clark preceded her in death.

Lillie is survived by her children: Stanley, Richard, Christopher and Stewart Simms and Stephanie Johnson; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and sisters: Shirley Wysingle and Johnetta Wysingle Burkett.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 29 at Philadelphia CMB Church 238 N.E. Mason St., Portland, OR. Viewing will be on Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 4-6 p.m. @ Philadelphia CMB Church.

Funeral Home: Cornerstone Funeral Home (503) 637-5020

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