Lillian Follis

Lillian Follis, age 95, went to join the Lord on April 6, 2018 at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan. Services are scheduled for 2pm, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Beacon Baptist Church in Bryan.  Burial will follow at Rest-Ever Memorial Park Cemetery in Bryan.

Lillian was born on May 23, 1922 to Grover and Mollie Todd in Gause, TX.  She married Garland O. Follis on November 17, 1939 in Rosebud, TX.  She was a member of the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild and founding member of the Wednesday Bee.  Many quilters have said they contribute their success in quilting to “Miss Lil” for her sharing of her talents and knowledge.  She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Garland; her son, Ray; 1 Grandson; and numerous relatives.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Dempsey of Bryan; daughter in law, Susan Follis of Sedgwick, Kansas; her grandchildren; her great grandchildren; and her beloved Yorkie, Abby.

A very special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Berrigan, Hospice Brazos Valley, and all the wonderful residents of Mid Towne apartments for all their support.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803.


  1. We are deeply saddened to learn of Aunt Lillian’s passing. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family and she will be missed.

  2. I would like to express my condolences to Peggy and to all Lillian’s Family and Friends during this difficult time. I am a
    Resident in Midtown, and I remember going by her house at times and seeing her looking out her bedroom window and watching the birds on her bird feeder. And I always waved to her and smiled. What a sweet lady. She will be missed by her Friends here at Midtown. Fly with the Angels pretty Lady.

  3. My condolences to you Peggy. I know when my mother lived at Midtown she enjoyed your mom coming over and she still cherishes your visits now in her new place. I know she loved seeing my grandson when he was little coming over. I will continue to pray for you as a lost is always hard.

  4. I was so sorry to hear that Lillian has passed. I will forever remember my “room mate” and Peggy, your love and devotion to her.

  5. To the family of Miss Lil, so sorry for your loss. I was a member of the Wednesday Bee and met Miss Lil many years ago. I was a very new quilter and she inspired me to learn the skill. I was amazed at her beautiful hand quilting and she could win ribbons. She donated numerous quilts to our community causes and was very generous. I still have my ‘bear’ that she and her husband help our bee members make, that was very special. Miss Lil was one of a kind and will be missed by many. Rest In Peace. Love, Carol Willson

  6. We send our love & prayers to the family of Mrs. Follis. She & Mr. Follis, Peggy & Ray were our neighbors when we were living in Kirkwood in Atlanta. Such good neighbors & she & mother were good friends & would often visit in each other’s homes enjoying a pot of coffee. We kept in touch for many years after they moved back to Texas. Somehow we (my sister Donna & I) lost touch with Mrs. Follis but she has always been in our hearts. Perhaps our mother & Mrs. Follis have enjoyed a pot of coffee in their heavenly home! So thankful to know that one day we’ll all be united again for eternity.

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