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The family of Lillian Williams-Tanner would like to thank you for your support during this difficult time. Your prayers, cards, calls and expressions of sympathy will never be forgotten. May God continue to bless you all.



Memories & Candles

“SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS,MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT STRENGTHEN YOU AND BE YOUR REFUGE....PSALMS 46:1. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: V.G.

“I remember when you first came to our home with your parents to discuss marriage to my brother Bernard. Out of this union came my beautiful niece...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Yvonne Williams-Wallace - Aurora, IL

“This is a very sad time for both my son and his father! You will truly be missed Lillian was a beautiful woman with a warm spirit. Im lucky for her...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Quin Warfield - Nashville, TN

“Sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Constance Joseph - South Holland, IL


Lillian Ruth Williams was born June 26, 1949 in Brinkley Arkansas to Charles and Tommie Doss. Lillian was the third eldest out of ten siblings.
She received her formal education through the Chicago Public Schools. She continues her education and graduated from Kennedy King College. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Counseling from Roosevelt University. The path she chose for her career was a Substance Abuse Counselor for the State of Illinois.
She met and married Bernard Williams and to this union was born one beautiful baby girl, Antoinette. She later met and married Leon Tanner and out of that union was born a handsome son Cleyon.

Lillian Ruth Williams made her transition at home in Paducah Kentucky. She left too soon at the age of 62 on December 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father; Charles Rufus Doss, both husbands; Bernard and Leon, her sister; Evelyn Doss, her brother; Charles Doss, her niece; Arnisha, as well as her nephews; Dowan and Ramon.

She leaves to celebrate her life: Her mother; Tommie Doss, daughter; Antoinette
(Timothy) Adams, son; Cleyon Tanner, six sisters; Barbra (Reggie) McCarthy, Ruth Maxey, Ludean Doss, Maxine (Jessie) Adams, Vinitta Doss, Debra (Donald ) Howard and one brother; Darryl Doss, eight grandchildren; Pierre, Asonadia, Kiara, Crystal, Daquan, Jaquis, Keyonn and Kewona, five great grandchildren; Jermaine, Ja'Kahia, Ciara, Tiara and Shania, a host a nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.