Lillie Belle Smith Brodnax, 80, of Stone Mountain, Georgia passed away Monday, June 22, 2015. She will be greatly missed in her roles as loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt. She never met a stranger and was well known for the hugs she spread everywhere she went. She is preceded in death by her husband Billy Brodnax Jr., her brother J.V. Smith, and her parents John and Lida Smith. She is survived by her brother J.W. and Gaye Smith; her devoted children Susan and Don Brown, Bo and Janie Brodnax, June Brown, Jeff Brodnax, and Mary Adams; her loving grandchildren Donny Brown Jr., Debbie Beard, Billy and Tassa Brodnax, Tabitha Brodnax, Russell and Lisa Brown, Adam and Sarah Brown, Raquel and Thad Lanier, Jeffrey and Erica Brodnax, Allison and Tomas Banegas, Jimmy Adams Jr, Jason Adams, Jason and Erin Drakeford, and Rhonda and Joey Karafa; her awesome great grandchildren Ryan Beard, Hunter Brown, Kaylee Brodnax, Logan Hoenig, Blake Hoenig, Liam White, Lily White, Brody Brown, Piper Brown, Lincoln Brown, Lainey Lanier, Anna Banegas-Brodnax, Sasha Banegas-Brodnax, Thomas Banegas-Brodnax, Caleb Brodnax, Penny Drakeford, with a boy and a girl on the way; niece Tina and Rob Kaler, and Caroline Dursun Johnson; nephews Terry and Debbie Smith, and Joey Smith. She was a dedicated member of Mountain Park First Baptist Church for over 50 years and was retired as a mail carrier from the Stone Mountain Post Office. Family will receive guests on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 and Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00. Funeral will be Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Wages and Sons Chapel in Stone Mountain, Ron Everett Officiating.

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  1. Belle will be missed but I know we will see her soon. We always enjoyed the love she would share when we would visit and talk with her. We know she is able to watch over all of us. She is telling everybody in Heaven how wonderful a family she has and proudly showing you all to everyone. God bless all of you and know that you are loved.

  2. I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Brodnax family for the loss of your beautiful mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. It is my prayer that you are all comforted and that the peace of God rest upon you all.

  3. Susan & June,

    You know you are in our prayers and she will truly be missed. We love you…

    Ronnie, Kim, Rusty & Samuell

  4. Janie, and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God grant the family comfort and ease in this time of sadness.

  5. My condolence to you and your family Janie, for the loss of your beloved Mother-In Law. I pray that God will comfort you all during this time of sadness.

  6. June and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mothers are so
    special in our lives and that makes their loss so very painful . I am thinking of you. Love and prayers, Barbara

  7. Our deepest sympathies to the Brodnax family. Ms. Lillie Bell was a beautiful lady who loved Jesus and everyone. She was a faithful servant who always did for others. My mother, Jeannette Shelton loved Lillie Bell. She was a member of the Joy Sunday School class.

    May God grant each of you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Jeannette Shelton
    Janet Shelton Willy
    Susan Shelton Hancock
    Becky Shelton

  8. Bo, Janie and Brodnax Family
    So sorry for your loss. Mom and Lillie Bell were great friends and when Mom was sick she always had time to come visit her before she passed. I know you all will miss her, we will keep you in our prayers.
    We love you,
    Janice, David, Stacy, Todd, and Ancin Echols

  9. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I remember her at church. Such a sweet woman. Heaven has gained an amazing woman.

  10. You were always a loving sweet friend that worked with my mama Linda price. (Reeder). Me. Steph price. (Spivey) AT mtn park Methodist I think the world of you and your family. We shall meet again. In heaven. Love you.

  11. I have known Lillie Belle for 38 years and have always been treated as one of her girls. Love this LADY very much and she will be truly missed. Her daughter Susan is my best friend and our prayers go out to her and all of her family.

  12. Lillie Belle was one of the first people we met when we joined Mountain Park several years ago (no surprise). The church sure has been missing her. She was so good about greeting everyone with genuine love and she was so young at heart. She’s having a blast in Heaven. Her influence lives on.

  13. Aunt Belle was always my favorite Aunt and I will miss her. She was a wonderful lady and I will remember her always with great fondness. My heartfelt condolences to all of my cousins as this is a big loss. Love you all.

  14. Ur an angel now sweet lady …. with Masta Billy and my Moma …. U raised a beautiful family …. and u will be missed…… now spread them wings and fly …… RIP

  15. Lillie always had un uplifting spirit. It has been my pleasure to know her and her family. God bless all the family at this very difficult time. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Love yall, Linda Reeder.

  16. Sadden to here this my prayers go out to the family. Her and Billy always treated me like family. It is a great loss for us here, she now watches over her family from above. Along with Billy hand in hand. Rest in Pease sweet lady much love and respect always

  17. Aunt Bell you are greatly missed. My love and Best Wishes go out to my cousins in their time of loss. May God give you comfort and His peace be with you. Little Joe

  18. Mrs. Lillie Belle was a dear lady with a great love for Jesus, her family, and her church. She was so precious to encourage me and the children of Mountain Park FBC, and we were all warmed by her hugs and loving smile. She has been missed for quite some time since she has been physically unable to attend church. May God cover you with His peace and grace as you grieve your loss.
    Debbie Braswell

  19. Oh Dear Lady, I will miss those hugs and smiles you always blessed me with. Even on the worst days you always brought a smile to my face. remembering things from my parents ( Leon and Polly Carswell ) your husband past, and all the good times. Your beautiful i thought grandchildren though it may have been you great grandchildren and the funny stories of their lives. I pray the Lord will bless her family with peace knowing there were plenty of people from Stone Mountain waiting on her with open arms. God has her in his arms but we will all have her in our hearts.

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