On Saturday, January 30, 2021, Lillian Curington went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at the age of 93.
Lillian was a Florida Cracker, born in Miami to Harry and Mamie Smith in 1927. She was the youngest of four, and was preceded in death by her siblings; brother, Harry; sisters, Jackie and Hazel. She graduated from Miami Edison High School in 1945 where she served as Student Director of the Drama Honor Society and Office Assistant to the English Department.
In 1948, Lillian married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Curington, who served in the Marines and was stationed in Korea. They were married for 45 years until she was widowed at age of 64. Lillian was the mother of three boys, grandmother of six, and great grandmother of ten with another one on the way. She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother, and good friend to all.
Lillian worked as the office manager of the family business, Curington Contracting, until she retired. She enjoyed family outings, camping, ski trips, cruises, bowling and many crafts including crochet, quilting and basket weaving. In her younger years she was a horsewoman, competing in various capacities including a 100 mile Endurance Ride. Lillian was a member of the Red Hat Society for a number of years. Her favorite time of year was Christmas, when she decorated the home to look like a Christmas Wonderland for all the family to enjoy. Lillian was an excellent cook. She was especially known for her fried chicken and decadent Christmas Fudge.
Lillian was a member of First Baptist Church of Ft. McCoy, having accepted Christ as her Savior while in her forties.
There will be a graveside service at Ft. McCoy Cemetery on February 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM.