Lillie Norris Voss was born June 26, 1936. Samuel “Bud” and Lillie Mae Kirkum in McKinney, Texas. She dearly loved her biological father, Leo Avery.
Lillie received her formal education in the McKinney, Texas School System and graduated from Doty High School.
Mother Voss accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 38, at the #2 Church of God in Christ, pastored by the late Bishop F.W. Smith.
Lillie Ruth Voss was united in Holy Matrimony to Frank Jeter at the young age of 19.
Lillie later married William E. Voss at the age of 29. After their union of 24 years and being widowed, she wed Elder R.J. Norris.
She was employed by Texas Instruments (TI) as a Semi-Conductor Technician, and she later retired after 25 years of service.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed walking, jogging, swimming and working out (at the age of 65 she won 1st place in a seniors 5k race). She also loved vegetable gardening.
Mother Lillie was a faithful member at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, pastored by the late Rev. B.T. Jones.
After joining the Grand Ole Church, mother has served as a Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Supt., District Missionary, a Prayer Warrior and one of the Church Mothers. And oh, what a soul winner!
She is preceded in death by (Big Mama) Lillie Mae Kirkum; sisters: Sandra “Tee” Kirkum, Betsy Kay Jones; brother: Melvin Kirkum; great grandson: Little Chad Jeter and nephew: Stephen Kirkum.
She leaves to cherish her memory; 4 children; (her favorite) James David Jeter, (her favorite) Teresa Elaine Jeter, (her favorite) Gregory Earl Voss, (her favorite) Brian Keith Voss (Christina) and (her real favorite) Chad Everett Jeter.
3 sisters: Lemuel Pearl Shines of Spokane, WA., Minnie Whitlow of Seaside, California, Devyonne Bledsoe of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 1 brother: Marselles Avery of the Woodlands, TX.
Mother Lillie Norris Voss also leaves a large company of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, well-wishers and friends.
We will see you in the morning