Services for Lillian M. Plummer, 73, will be at 11 a.m. today at Killeen Memorial Park Chapel. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Plummer died June 3, 2014, at Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital in Temple. She was born Jan. 28, 1941, the seventh child of seven children born to Eddie (ED) & Charity (McGowan) Magee in Bogalusa, “Washington Parish,” La.
Siblings include Lee Edgar Magee, Charlie (Duke) Edward Magee, Clyde (Monk) Magee, Lloyd Lee (Sweet) Magee, and twins Callie Mae (Eva or Edna) Magee, and Clarence Earl (Buttercup) Magee who shared a birthday with Lillian. Extended family included her brother, Ellis Holmes, the first child and son of her mother, and Catherine (Mookie) Collins, the first child and daughter of her father. All but one preceded her in death.
She was raised and partially educated in Bogalusa, La. She was the dedicated spouse of 45 years to lifelong friend Charlie L. Plummer, U.S. Army retired, who also preceded her in death. Lillian’s fervency for education drove her to continue her education earning associate degrees in psychology and criminal justice as well as a certificate in Substance Dependency Counseling from Central Texas College, maintaining her status as an honor roll student. She retired from the Christian Farm Tree where she worked as a substance dependence counselor. She was once a member of The Daughters Jericho.
Mrs. Plummer lived in the Copperas Cove and Killeen community for 35 years after many travels stateside and abroad during her husband’s U.S. Army career. She was the epitome of excellence and dedication in everything she did, an ideal mother, wife, student, family member and friend.
A family is like a body. When a family loses a loved one, it is as if they have lost one of their limbs. The contribution that was made by the family member that was lost can never be replaced. That person is gone. What that person has brought to the family is gone.
Is it important for the family to take time to grieve for this loss? Doing so is a matter of respect for the relative that has passed. It is also a step that the family must take to acknowledge its loss. If we do not take the time to honor the lost relative, it is as if we are saying that they didn’t matter to us.
We shall take the time to honor the loss of our Lillian because she did matter to us. She was not only my mother, she was my best friend. For me; she was truly GOD’S GREATEST GIFT that I will always sorrowfully miss. Love You Mom! Rest In Peace.
Survivors include her son, Timothy A. Magee of Killeen; her brother, Lloyd L. Magee of Las Vegas, Nev.; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins who she touched with her wisdom, grace and endless generosity.
Memorial contributions to Piney Woods School, 5096 Highway 49 South, Piney Woods, MS 29148 are greatly appreciated.
Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights is in charge of arrangements.