Lillie Mae Merrills native of Halsell, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL passed away on April 8, 2018. She is preceded in death by parents, Bill and Violet Rowe, spouse, Robert J. Merrills, Jr., and 8 siblings. She is survived by two brothers, Willie (Sylvia) Rowe, and Jessie Rowe of Illinois. She has a host of nieces, nephews, two devoted, Emley (Hiram Bruce) Woodyard , Oliver Reeves, Jr. and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church April 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Whispering Pine Cemetery. Service entrusted to Hodges Funeral Chapel.