Conant, Lilly J.

January 17, 1927 - February 15, 2015

Born on January 17, 1927 in Fraziers Bottom, Mason County, WV, and passed away on February 15, 2015 in Dallas, TX.

Lilly was the middle child of Donald & Bernice Wallace. She grew up in a very loving family.

She graduated from White Cross Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio in 1947.  As a Registered Nurse she worked in hospitals in four different states.  Lastly in Dallas Tx for Dr. Robert Slocum.

She is preceded in death by her brother Milton Wallace.  Her sister Edna Moody passed away two days after Lilly.

She is survived by her only child Beverly Cofer & husband Roger Cofer, grandson Randy Cofer and wife Sarah, granddaughter Cindy Cofer.

She was known as GiGi by her five great grandchildren, Mason, Micah, Aaron, Emma, Ethan.  Also survived by a niece Angie Wallace  nephews Eric, Craig and Tom Wallace.

She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses Nov. 12, 1966.  She loved studying the Bible and sharing her faith in Jehovah and His Kingdom with Jesus as King.

A Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 28 at 2:30pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2563 Sweetbriar, Dallas Tx 75228


Arrangements are under the direction of:

Aria Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75238

10 replies on “Conant, Lilly J.”

Darren Wallace says:

So sorry to hear of Aunt Jeans passing.

Sarah Cofer says:

Jean was a very special person! Her mild manner, loving smile, and positive attitude were a great example for us all! She was dearly loved by her family and friends! Her sincere love of children was so endearing! Not just for her own grandkids/great grandkids, but for so many honorary grandkids/great grandkids! We can’t wait to see her beautiful smiling face in the paradise:)

Milton Judson Lilly III says:

I heard about Lilly Jean and Edna Moody last night when my sister Janice called. My thoughts and prayers are with their families.
Cousin – Jud Lilly

Catherine Lilly says:

I remember Jean when she was a young nurse working in Charleston.
She was a dear cousin.

Wilma Crone says:

We all will miss Jean. That is all of her Spiritual Brothers and Sisters at the Central Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is where she worshiped our Loving God, Jehovah. Her beautiful smile and her short visits before the meeting program started will especially be missed by ALL! She would take her walker all around The Kingdom Hall and say “Hello” to everyone she could before Beverly could catch up to her and say “Mom, Come on it’s time for the meeting to start”. What beautiful memories! We are so sure we will see her again soon when she is resurrected back to life here on earth in perfect health. At that time, not only Jean, but my parents and millions of others will be back to live on this earth the way Jehovah God meant for it to be – Paradise
What a Wonderful Hope Jean had!!!

Wilma Crone says:

We all called her Jean. All at the Central Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, where Jean worshiped our God, Jehovah, will miss her beautiful smile and her short visits with everyone she could reach before the program started. She would take her walker around to everyone she could and visit a little while with each one. Beverly would have to go get her just before the program began. She would say “Mom, come on now, it’s time for the song”. Yes, Jean will be missed, but we all knew and shared her hope in the resurrection. We’ll see her again soon, when she is raised back to life in perfect health. At that time, this earth will be the beautiful paradise it was suppose to be from the beginning. What wonderful prospects Jean had to look forward to because of her faithful obedience to God’s Word!!
Wilma Crone
Beverly’s Sister-In-Law

Charline Cofer Cady says:

I have known Jean since she and her family moved to Texas some 46 years ago. She became part of my extended family when her daughter, Beverly, married my brother. We have enjoyed many experiences together. In her last years I had the privilege of being her “substitute” nurse when Beverly was at an assembly. We had the time to eat together and talk. Since I am not far behind her in age we talked about our “ailments” often. I look forward to the time we can talk again but not about “ailment” because at that time no one will say “I am sick” according to Isaiah.

Dana Crone says:

I really enjoyed seeing and talking with Jean at the Kingdom Hall over the last few years. She constantly had the biggest smile on her face and never did I hear her complain. I will miss you and hope to see you in the New System of Things where no one will be sick.

Betty Hamic says:

I am so sorry to hear that Jean has passed away, but very happy I was able to get to know her a short while. When I resumed my serving Jehovah, about five or six years ago, Jean was one of the first people that approached me. Such a sweet and loving smile, she ask if had just moved to the area and extended her hand to me. That one small jester will never be forgotten. Jean was faithful to our God Jehovah and in his memory she will be until, I along with all brothers and sisters that knew her, will look forward to extending our hand to her during the resurrection.
Wish I could be there to share your heartbreak but know that my prayers are directed to comfort you, Beverly, and all your family. Love you, Betty

Brenda Wyrick says:

Jean was a very sweet person. She always had a smile.

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