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Lillian Alberta Appling

“Life’s Race Well Run...”

Funeral for Lillian Alberta Appling will be January 12, 2019 11:00 A.M., at Allen Chapel A.M.E 1400 NE 13th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117.

Lillian Alberta Flowers was born on September 13, 1927 in Lavaca County, Texas to Alexander and Leola Flowers. Her family included six sisters and four brothers. Lillian was reared by her parents, whom she loved dearly.

She died Jan. 5, 2019.

“Life’s Work Well Done...”

Lillian married Marion Appling in 1947. Six children were born to this union

Lillian lived a blessed life. She raised her six children as a single mother. She worked daily, loved her children and gave God praise. Her faith in God never wavered.

Lillian was a long time member of the New Zion Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. She served as president of the Usher Board, Sunday School Teacher, and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Missionary.

Lillian remained active in the church until she could no longer take care of herself and had to go live with her children in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas.

Lillian was a true servant of God. Her first priorities were the Lord, the church and her children. She will be remembered as a very devoted, hard working and loving mother, and a sincere friend.

“Now Comes Rest...”

Lillian took her freedom flight on January 5, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“Heavenly Reunion...”

Lillian is preceded in death by two daughters: Joyce Appling and Carolyn Lindsey; a great- grandson: Joshua Alexander Cooper; her parents; four sisters: Essie, Helen, Gracie, and Betty; and four brothers: Lonnie, Roland, James and Herman.

“Till We Meet Again...”

January 5, 2019

Lillian leaves to cherish her memories, four children: Charles Appling, Lawton, Oklahoma, Debra (Randle) Cooper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Terri (Alan) King, Schertz, Texas, and Dwayne (Tremia) Appling, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sisters: Doris Williams, Houston, Texas and Addie Rose Watson, Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren: Tiffany Cooper and Randle Cooper JR, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Alan (Adah) King II, Selma, Texas, Ashlei King, Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Sheldon Rundel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four great- grandchildren: EriKai Cooper, Peyton Cooper-Baker, and Kaylen Williams, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and soon-to-be Ava Rose King, Selma, Texas, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services Under the Direction of: Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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