Lillie Mae Stigger-Metcalf
1945 ~ 2020
Date of Death: September 23, 2020
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Metcalf family. Lillie’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mother Lillie Mae Stigger-Metcalf.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
On September 23, 2020 Lillie transitioned peacefully from earth to glory at Baptist Medical Hospital in Conway, Arkansas, surrounded by loved ones.
Lillie Mae Stigger Metcalf was born on February 8, 1945 to the late Louis S. Stigger & Victoria Carter Stigger in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas.
At an early age Lillie devoted her life to Christ and joined Popular Creek Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Robert Vanderbilt. She remained faithful to God and church until her departure.
Lillie’s educational experience began in a one room school at Popular Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Her educational journey continued on to Immanuel High School where she graduated in 1963. The journey continued as she attended college, graduating in 1972 from UAPB formally known as Arkansas AM&N College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. Lillie pursued further studies at UALR, Little Rock, Arkansas; Phillips Community College, Helena, Arkansas; Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.
Lillie was led to share her Gift and Love for children as a Kindergarten teacher at Clarendon Elementary for 22 years and the Pine Bluff School District for 12 years. Her most memorable experience was being honored by the State of Arkansas as Teacher of the Year in 1975 where she was affectionately known as “Miss Lillie” by her Students, Colleagues, Administrators and Parents.
Under God she was united in Holy Matrimony in 1980 to the late Benjamin Metcalf. Their love was true and vows completed til death as he preceded her in death. Others waiting to greet her are her loving parents, sisters LC & VC (twins), Dianna Lynn (all who died in infancy), Willie Mae Stigger, her only brother Percell Stigger and her daughter-in-love Antoinette Broady.
Mourning her transition, yet rejoicing her life, are her son, Gregory L. Broady; daughter Marcia E. (Derrick) Smith; siblings Margaret Barker, Susie (Johnny) Robinson and Flavelia Stigger. Two sister-in-laws Ruthie Mae Metcalf, and Eula Ray Huff of DeValls Bluff, AR, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives & friends.
Walk through viewing will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:30pm at Veasley Funeral Home.
Family and friends visitation will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Lively Stone Pentecostal Church, 1204 N. Maple St., Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020, 12:00pm at Holy Benton Temple Church of God in Christ, 1210 N. Maple St., Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160.
Committal service and final resting place will be held at St. Olive Cemetery, Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas.