“This is my Commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.” John 15:12.
Lily May Triggs passed away peacefully on Friday, May 1, 2020 just several days shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born May 15, 1928 in Amite, LA to Leon and Diana Self Leonard. Lily May later met and married her beloved Joseph Triggs and they were a long time resident of New Orleans. She was educated in the St. Helena Parish school system. Later years, she attended nursing school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She began her career at the Methodist Hospital and then went to private duty nursing for one family for over 40 years. Lily May believed that hard work payed off. She had a snack shop at her house for the neighborhood kids, was an Avon representative, and she was a massage therapist.
Realizing at an early age that God was needed for this journey, Lily May accepted Christ as her personal savior. Lily May was a member of Branch Bell Baptist Church, New Orleans where she was a dedicated Deaconess, Youth Sunday School Teacher, Youth Advisor, and organized the youth summer vacations until Hurricane Katrina. She then relocated to Baton Rouge and joined Elm Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Errol Domingue where she served faithfully as a Deaconess.
Lily May was an avid traveler having been all over the world and the highlight was an amazing trip to the Holy Land. She was a very loving and caring Mother and Matriarch of our family. In the spirit of benevolence, Lily Mayfulfilled the mission of Christ through giving. She had an extraordinary compassion for others. She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survived by her only child, Charles Hutton., three grandchildren Charles A. Hutton, Sr, (Contessa), Chanda H. Sims (David, II), and Cheryl H. Bocage, five great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; three sisters, Josephine L. Green (Texas City, TX), Justine L. Walker (Baton Rouge); Helen L. Smith (New Orleans) and brother Leon Leonard, Jr (Carolyn); a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Triggs, parents Leon and Diana S. Leonard, six sisters including her twin, Eva May L. Kelly, and three brothers, nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70811. Entombment at Providence Memorial Park and Mausoleum, 8220 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70003
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