Martha Jo Lillard Deems, 87, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013 of complications of Alzheimer's Disease. She is survived by daughter, Deby Witt, and granddaughter, Lisa Jo Trower, both of Lawrenceville, Georgia; nieces, Sandra S. Nachman of Augusta, Georgia, Patricia Roberts of Bethany, Oklahoma, and Anita Hill of Roswell, Georgia, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Jo was predeceased in life by her parents, James Edward and Austin Augusta Witt Lillard; brothers, Carroll M. Lillard and James A. Lillard; sisters, Dorothy Elizabeth Kobeck, Frances Betty Shelton, and Norma Louise Thompson. Funeral services will be held at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2 PM.The family will receive visitors on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6 PM - 8 PM at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Graveside services and burial will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Fort Hill Cemetery in Cleveland, Tennessee at 1 PM. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 77-277-4550

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  1. Debbie,

    I just heard a few minutes ago about Jo from Tonya, my deepest sympathy to you both…..Jo was very special to us and always was. She ALWAYS told me how it was, straight up, especially when it came to life in general. She was our friend, and will ALWAYS be with us, and you. I enjoyed her company, especially when she was laughing, straight faced, but still laughing. Great memories of a GREAT LADY…..Again, our deepest sympathy.
    Robby and Madison

  2. Lisa and Deb, we were so sorry to hear about Jo’s passing. She was so sweet and I will always remember her coming over to eat lunch with Mom and me. She was trying to be her friend and I appreciated that so much. She love you two so much, and was so lucky to have you. Know that we will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. Remember her in your hearts as she was when she was well . She was such a trooper. God bless!

  3. So sorry for your loss. My Mama was her roommate at Lifecare about 2 years ago. She was a very sweet lady. My Mama (Inez Allen) also passed recently on Oct.6. They are in a much better place now.

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