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Remembering Lillie Mae
Lillie Mae Minor Harriday was born on June 10, 1944, in Bethesda, Maryland to the late Emily Swales-Harriday and John Minor. Lillie Mae accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of the Crusader Baptist Church of God under the late Reverend Rodney T. Davis. In her later years, she attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, Maryland. Lillie Mae was a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland and received her education in the Montgomery County Public Schools system. Lillie Mae worked for Montgomery County Public Schools as a bus driver for over 35 years; where she received multiple awards for her outstanding service; until she retired in June of 2000.
Lillie Mae was so loved by her family and friends, as well as many children who knew her throughout the community and as their bus driver. She was strong-willed, family oriented, and an extraordinary provider. She devoted herself to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and other kids she took care of.
Lillie Mae stayed on the go! She enjoyed shopping at various stores and taking long rides through country roads with family. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and crocheting. Lillie Mae was also an avid decorator. Every season and every holiday she would decorate both the inside and outside of her home. She took pride in the display of her decorations and would not stop until it was presented perfectly. Though she was a woman of her own accomplishments and skills, Lillie Mae took even greater pride in the achievements of those she loved. She also loved her furry baby, Brownie; she took him everywhere she went. Her niece, Emily Harriday, who she would talk to and laugh with for hours will now care for Brownie. Lillie Mae was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, Godmother, cousin, and a true friend to many.
Lillie Mae departed this life on August 17, 2023, at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland. She was preceded in death by her son (Bobby Plummer); three brothers (Alexander, Harrison, and John Harriday); four sisters (Marie Bell, Rosie Carter, Margaret Frazier, and Viola Sellman); and her longtime partner (Frank
Twyman). Lillie Mae leaves to remember and cherish her life; two daughters, Susan Chaney and Patricia Shants; one son, Darrell Addison; one sister, Janie Phelps; two brothers, John
Minor and William Cook; two sons-in-law, Earl Chaney, and Anthony Shants; one brother-inlaw, Conrad Sellman, Sr; two sisters-in-law, Della Harriday and Sarah Minor; Grandchildren, Temeka, Anthony, Keijara, Marcus, Janae, Darrell, and Lexis; Great Grandchildren, Jamonn, Charles, Martin, and Quentin; four Godchildren, Demetria Thomas-O'Neal, Damien Martin, Tony and Eric Jackson; many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends; including her niece and devoted close friend Wanda Martin.
We rejoice in knowing that she has gone to her eternal home. We will miss her dearly, but we know that she will be with us every day in our hearts; may she rest in peace.