Jamie D. “Bubba” Lilly, 44, of Pipestem unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord Jesus on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Born September 1, 1976 at Hinton he was the son of Darrell Gene and Sherry Kay Lilly of Jumping Branch.
Jamie was a 1995 graduate of Summers County High School. He was a former edgerman and sawman at BMT, welder at Bunchers Rail Car, coal miner at Long Branch 23 Mine and had worked for Eastern Vault. Most previously, he was employed by EnerSys of Bluefield as a field service technician. He was a member of the Fair Chance Hunting Club of Rocky Mountain Road, Pipestem. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was the Master Chef of his family, everything he cooked was “Bubbalicious.” Jamie’s last words were that he loved his wife and girls and his memory will always be treasured in the hearts of all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by one baby; one nephew, Jeremiah Yancey, whom he reared as a son; paternal grandparents, Doc and Snook Lilly; maternal grandparents, Edward and Virginia Lilly; special aunt, Debbie Lilly; special uncle, Lonzo Lilly; mother-in-law, Kathy Painter and father-in-law, Everette Carl Painter.
Other than his parents, those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 24 years and 3 months, Renee Lilly at home; two daughters, Aleah Lilly (Bryce) and Ariel Lilly (Kasper) both at home; one sister, Gena (Albert) Onyebuchi of Jumping Branch; one sister in law, Beverly Gill of Forest Hill; nephews and nieces, Matthew, Mark, T.J., Imani and Brooklyn; two great nieces; three great nephews; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; two best friends, Larry Basham and Dennis Keen; two special girls he loved as daughters, Kasi “Kasadilla” Wise and Camryn Welch and his beloved dog, Yoyo.
For the safety of the family and the community funeral services will be private. Pastors Tom and Dalene Coffman along with Speaker Joey Wright will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.