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Lillie Shackelford

July 19, 1919 ~ October 2, 2018 (age 99)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Lillie, on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Born in Harborton, VA on July 18, 1919, she was the 6th child of (the late) Francis E. and Mary Winder (Lytle) Nicolls. She is survived by her two children, Jane (Gerry) Bennett and Phil N. Hutchinson; four grandsons; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews across America.  Also, Joy (Shackelford) Bowden and family.  She was predeceased by sisters, Alice Nicolls and Frances Badger; and brothers, Carroll, James and a baby brother. Also predeceased by our dad, Raymond M. Hutchinson and second husband William (Buddy) Shackelford.

Lillie’s sweet smile and beautiful heart will forever be remembered by all who had the pleasure to know and love her. 

Services will be conducted from the graveside at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., with The Reverend Deborah Killough officiating.

The family would like to send a special THANK YOU to the wonderful staff and friends made at the Admiral Long Term Care facility in Dartmouth. You were family too and made her last years happy and safe. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lillie’s memory to Admiral Long Term Care Centre (GEM Health Care, 15 Shoreham Lane, Suite 101, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3P 2R3), the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, 110-1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Z 8R9 (, or to the Alzheimer’s Society, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K8 (

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Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home and the Cole Harbour Funeral Home. 

Donations may be made to:

Admiral Long Term Care Centre
c/o GEM Health Care, 15 Shoreham Lane, Suite 101, Halifax NS B3P 2R3

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
110-1525 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON K1Z 8R9

Alzheimer’s Society
20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto ON M4R 1K8

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