Lillie Mae (Abney) Harmon

November 18, 1932 ~ February 6, 2022 (age 89)

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Loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.  Devoted to her faith and family,  retired CNA, Missionary, Church Mother, and Pastor’s Aid to name a few of her roles. Lillie Mae Harmon went to her heavenly home Sunday morning February 6, 2022 at the age of 89.  She was born to the late Walter Lee Abney and Susie Bell (Watts) Abney on November 18, 1932. Lillie was married to the late John T. Harmon on April 22, 1950 together they had 13 children.

She loved spending time in the kitchen baking from scratch and cooking good old southern foods.  She also enjoyed making quilts; she stitched and prayed over those quilts to make sure whoever was under it was covered.


As she would sing, I’m a soldier in the army of the Lord, she demonstrated it as she taught in the Women's auxiliary of the Church of God in Christ for more than 50 years, and spent the majority of her time caring for those less fortunate than herself. She made it  a point to make each and everyone she encountered feel important and special.


She was experiencing her happiest and best days in (back home) Silverstreet SC.  She  said it was exactly what she declared and  asked  God for. She prepared a  “She Shed” directly behind her home to serve as a refuge and prayer house to those in need of prayer and spiritual counseling.  Mother Harmon praised her Lord and Savior and on Sunday morning just in time for Heaven’s Sunday School to begin she took her sword under her arm  blessed all of her children presenting instruction one by one and said, “remember your upbringing”  and she went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She leaves to celebrate her life, her ten remaining children: Walter, Thomas, Ladysarah, Gloria, Curtis, Kathy, Jackie, Tracey, Rebecca and Annetta.  Three of her children (Beverly, Anthony and John Edward) preceded her.

She leaves her only living brother Benny; all her other siblings Carl, Jimmy, Corine, Katie, and Evelyn preceded her.

Over 200 grands and great grandchildren, a host of nieces, and nephews, foster children, friends and family. 

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Funeral Service
February 12, 2022

10:00 AM
Pentecostal Church Of God In Christ
25 Mystic Street
Providence, RI 02905

Private Interment

Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery
301 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

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