Born: Tuesday Sep 13, 1932

Died: Saturday Nov 23, 2019


Lillie Marie Rutledge Purdy

September 13, 1932 - November 23, 2019

Lillie Marie Rutledge Purdy, age 87 of Eden, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at UNC Rockingham Health and Rehab.

A funeral service will be held 12 noon  Monday at Central Christian Church with visitation to be held one hour prior to the service from 11 – 12.  Burial will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Purdy was born September 13, 1932 in Amelia County, Virginia to the late James Edward Rutledge and Naomi Bennett Rutledge.  She was graduate of Tri-City High School Class of 1952 and retired from J.A. Cannady Lumber Company. Lillie was a member of Central Christian Church.

Preceding her in death along with her parents were, husband Wallace Andrew Purdy; brothers, James Herbert Rutledge and Wilbur Rutledge; sisters, Margaret Reeves, Anna Robertson, Eunice Smith and Doris Spain.

Surviving her is her son, James Wallace Purdy and wife Kathy of Eden; daughter, Debbie Sue Purdy of Eden; grandchildren, Kristopher Purdy of Cary, NC and Crystal Lynn Dishmon of Nashville, Tn.

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Sorry for you alls loss. She was a beautiful soul. I will continue to love her and her family also
Bertha

Lillie was a SPECIAL lady! Our prayers are with all of you.❤️🙏
Bill and Martha Roberts

So sorry to hear of Lillie’s passing.. She was such a sweet woman and will be missed.
Angela Rutledge Haynes

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I am so sorry for your loss of Mrs. Purdy. She was a ray of sunshine at our services on Thursdays. She sang with a smile on her face, and when she was not there she was a missed. Her sweet spirit was a bright light to staff and residents at the nursing home. I pray you all know God‘s love, peace and comfort in a new way as you go through the holidays without her, remembering countless precious memories. If she was your mother, grandmother, sister, wife or friend you were BLESSED!
Kirsten Conn

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