Joe F. Lillo

October 14, 2008

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/19/2008 13:00:00

Visitation 2:
10/15/2008 09:00:00

Service:
Willard West Road Willard OH 10/20/2008 11:00:00

Joe F. Lillo, Sr. age 73, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at his home. He was born on May 16, 1935 in Willard to the late Sabato and Creasie (Montgomery) Lillo and had been a life long Willard resident. Joe enjoyed 40 years of self-employment as a painter and tree trimmer owning Lillo’s Painting and Tree Service. He was a member of the Willard Church of God.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty (Collins) Lillo; three daughters, Kathy (Ernesto) Sanchez of San Diego, TX; Brenda Lillo and Gina Lillo both of Willard; two sons, Joe (Mickey) Lillo Jr. and Randy (Terry) Lillo both of Willard; seven grandchildren, Danielle Garcia of Alice, TX; Jessica Sanchez of San Diego, TX; Matt, Benn, Alex and Chris Lillo of Willard; and Andrew Corbin of Port Clinton; one brother, George (Joann) Lillo of Marion; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and J.D. Garcia of Alice, Texas; two sisters Mildred (Robert) Pugh and Irene Deppen both of Willard; close family friends Nikki Hunt and Dan Link; in-laws, Roger (Barb) Collins and Carol (Warren) McDougal of Plymouth; William Hale of Willard; Charles Osborne of Plymouth; and Maxine Lillo of Willard; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addiditon to his parents he is preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene, Tony and Gerald Lillo; a sister, Donna Osborne; two brothers-in-law, Richard Deppen and Marvin Collins; three sisters-in-law, Christine Hale, Cleo Collins and Joy Lillo.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, October 19, 2008 from 1 to 6 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM at the Church of God on Willard West Road with Reverend Greg Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. In Lieu of flowers the family is requesting contributions be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Kathy Lillo Sanchez - May 15, 2013

Hey Daddy! Tomorrow will be your 78th Birthday. Wish I could send you a cake to celebrate. I remember how every year on your birthday you would call me & tell me how noone got you a cake. Then later I would find out from Mom that someone had finally brought you one. Miss you & Mom so much! I think of you both every day! Alot has been happening here lately & just wish I could get a hug from YOU & MOM right now. I know you are always here with me so guess I will have to settle for that right now. Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY & you & Mom be happy. Love you & will see you both soon. Kath!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Apr 12, 2010

Hey Daddy, Its been a long time. Still missing you like crazy and loving you more. I think of you and Mom all the time. Be happy and know we will see each other soon. Hugs & kisses!!!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Nov 10, 2009

Hey Dad!!! Just stopped in to say Hi and let you know everything is O.K. The family is all doing O.K. Today is Lizzie”s 9th birthday. She is getting so big and acts so grown up.Thanks for all the beautiful sunshine and warm temps. I know it won’t be long before it turns cold but for right now I will take what I can get.You and Mom be HAPPY!!!! We will all be O.K. for now!!!Love and Miss you always, Kath xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Your Daughter Kathy - Oct 2, 2009

Hey Daddy,
Just visiting Mom! Hard to believe its been 7 months today I lost her and you got her back. I miss the both of you so very much. Life ain’t the same for me any more. But I’m perfectly happy knowing you two are together again, and thank GOD everyday neither of you are hurting anymore. I love & miss you more and more!!!!!!Always and forever, your daughter.xoxoxoxoxoxox

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Sep 13, 2009

Hey Daddy,
It is so hard to believe tomorrow will be 11 months that you have been gone. This year has gone by so fast, and all kinds of weird things happening. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you as always and remembered how long ago you left me,physically that is. In my heart YOU will always be till I am there with you and MOM.LOVE & MISS you, DADDY!!!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Sep 3, 2009

Hey DADDY,
Just stopped in to say hi and let you know I think of you often. There has been so much going on here as I am sure you know. But I have faith in my GOD and you of course that everything is going to work out.Even tho you are not here on earth with me I FEEL YOU around me always. And that is such a great feeling!!! I know in my heart of hearts that there could never have been a greater DAD than you. I will LOVE and MISS you the rest of my life.With you in my life I feel everything is possible so please keep showing me the WAY. LOVE and MISS you always, Kath

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Aug 26, 2009

Hi DADDY,
Sitting here thinking of you as I so very often do and wishing for just a few seconds you were here with me.DADDY I miss you so much. It is hard to believe that in 2 months it will be 1 year that you left me. When you and MOM left my world as I knew it came to an end. If only you knew how hard I fight every day to keep my own sanity. You was my BIG OAK TREE that protected me from everything. Now that you and MOM are gone I have no protection from anything. I have no MOM or DAD so i actually have no family left. I feel so blessed to have Jr the girls and my grandbabies. I love them more than life but its not the same.I really miss you DADDY! I really really do!!!!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Aug 1, 2009

HI DADDY, SORRY ITS BEEN AWHILE. YOU KNOW WHATS BEEN GOING ON HERE SO I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND. I’M SORRY THINGS WENT DIFFERENTLY THAN WHAT YOU INTENED BUT WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN FIX IT. I MISS YOU AND MOM ALOT BUT FEEL AT PEACE KNOWING YOU ARE TOGETHER AGAIN. ITS SO HARD TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN GONE 9 MONTHS AND MOM WILL BE 5 MONTHS TOMORROW. I MISS YOU BOTH SO VERY MUCH BUT AT LEAST YOU AREN’T SICK ANYMORE. YOU BOTH TOGETHER HAD A LOVE SO STRONG THAT THAT IS THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE. GOD KNOWS HIS PLANS AND WHY AND THAT IS WHY I FEEL SO AT PEACE.WELL I’LL CATCH YA LATER. THIS TIME IT WON’T BE SO LONG.LOVE YA BUNCHES!!!!!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Jun 29, 2009

HI DADDY, MISS YOU SO MUCH! TODAY WAS A HARD DAY FOR ME. I REALLY MISS YOU ALOT. I KNOW I REALLY SHOULDN’T BE SO SELFISH AND I DON’T MEAN TO BE. IT JUST GETS SO HARD SOMETIMES WHEN I JUST WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE AND CAN’T. I KNOW YOU ARE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE BUT I STILL MISS YOU.MEMORIES OF YOU FLOOD MY HEART AND MIND EVERY DAY. OH DADDY WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO WITH OUT YOU????? LOVE AND MISS YOU LOTS!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Jun 25, 2009

HI DADDY!!! SITTING HERE THINKING OF YOU ALL. MISS YOU ALOT AND THINK OF YOU AND MOM ALL THE TIME. SURE HAS BEEN HOT HERE LATELY. WE REALLY NEED SOME RAIN. BUT WE JUST PRAY AND WAIT FOR IT. JUST WANTED TO TELL YA YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED MORE AND MORE EVERY SINGLE DAY. TILL NEXT TIME, GOOD NIGHT!!!!!

Gina Lillo-Link - Jun 21, 2009

Happy Father’s Day Dad…I miss you so much!! Love you Always!!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Jun 21, 2009

HI DADDY HAPPY FATHER’S DAY. LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!! GIVE HUGS AND KISSES TO MOM FOR ME. I MISS YOU ALOT!!!!LOTS OF LOVE ALWAYS!!!!!!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Jun 11, 2009

HI DADDY, JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP YOU HAVE GIVEN ME ESPECIALLY LATELY. I MISS YOU AND MOM SO MUCH BUT I’M VERY GRATEFUL YOU ALL ARE SO MUCH BETTER. HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAVING GOOD TIMES. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH. TALK TO YA LATER LOTS AND LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU AND MOM. LOVE YOU !!!!!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - May 18, 2009

HI DADDY, JUST SITTING HERE THINKING OF YOU. SAW A POEM IN THE PAPER YESTERDAY AND IT FITS PERFECT SO HERE GOES. THE MOMENT YOU DIED, MY HEART SPLIT IN TWO. THE ONE SIDE FILLED WITH MEMORIES THE OTHER DIED WITH YOU.I OFTEN LAY AWAKE AT NIGHT WHEN THE WORLD IS FAST ASLEEP AND TAKE A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH TEARS UPON MY CHEEKS. REMEMBERING YOU IS EASY, I DO IT EVERY DAY BUT MISSING YOU IS A HEARTACHE THAT NEVER GOES AWAY. I HOLD YOU TIGHTLY, BUT IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.I THOUGHT WHEN I READ THIS IT DESCRIBED EXACTLY THE WAY I FACE EACH NIGHT AND DAY. I DON’T LIKE GOING TO BED AT NIGHT CAUSE THEN I HAVE TO PUT THE MEMORIES ASIDE UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. MY LIFE IS NEVER GOING TO BE THE SAME.I KNOW YOU ARE AT PEACE WITH MOM NOW BUT I JUST MISS YOU SO VERY BADLY. SORRY FOR BEING SO SELFISH. I DO LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH AND AM SO PROUD THAT YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE MY DAD. LOVE YOU LOTS!!!!!

YOUR DAUGHTER, KATHY - May 16, 2009

GOOD MORNING DADDY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY.TODAY WOULD OF BEEN YOUR 74TH BIRTHDAY HERE ON EARTH. HOPE YOU, MOM, OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND JESUS HAVE A WONDERFUL CELEBRATION. EVERY YEAR WE WOULD CALL YOU AND EVERY YEAR YOU WOULD TELL US THE SAME THING “NO ONE EVEN GOT ME A CAKE”. I REMEMBER LAST YEAR YOU WERE IN GREEN SPRINGS AND WE ALL TOOK CAKE AND ICE CREAM SO YOU COULDN’T SAY THAT LAST YEAR. YOU WERE JUST ABLE TO START EATING AGAIN AFTER 5 MONTHS.WELL DADDY I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST DAY EVER. TELL MOMMY, GRANDMA AND EVERY ONE I SAID HI. LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH. AND MISS YOU SOMETHING TERRIBLE. UNTIL LATER!!!!!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Apr 30, 2009

HEY DADDY, JUST SITTING HERE THINKING ABOUT YOU AND MOM.LIKE I TOLD HER THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITH BOTH OF YOU GONE AND I JUST PRAY TO GOD EVERY DAY THAT YOU BOTH ARE AT PEACE CAUSE I KNOW YOU BOTH ARE WATCHING. EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT JUST THE WAY YOU INTENDED IT TOO.I HAVE ALOT OF FAITH IN MY GOD AND HE HAS ALWAYS HELPED ME THROUGH THINGS. SO PLEASE KNOW EVERYTHING IS GOING TO WORK OUT JUST FINE.AND I WILL BE JUST FINE WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON.THE ONLY THING IS THAT I MISS YOU BOTH MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY. TIL NEXT TIME, GOODNIGHT AND I LOVE YOU.

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Apr 23, 2009

HI DADDY, JUST WANTED TO WISH YOU A HAPPY ANIVERSARY. IF YOU AND MOM WERE HERE YOU WOULD BE CELEBRATING 51 YEARS TOGETHER TODAY. BUT LIKE I TOLD MOM, THE PARTY UP THERE IS BETTER THAN ANY WE COULD HAVE GIVEN YOU HERE.MISS AND LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY.HAVE A WONDERFUL ANIVERSARY AND KNOW YOU ARE IN MY HEART NOW AND FOREVER. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Apr 17, 2009

HI DADDY, JUST LETTING YOU KNOW HOW VERY MUCH I MISS YOU AND WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME. THE HOLE IN MY HEART SEEMS TO GET BIGGER EVERYDAY AND ALL MY MEMORIES COME ALIVE BUT ITS NOT THE SAME. I KNOW YOU WERE NEVER MINE TO KEEP BUT IT IS SO HARD HERE WITHOUT YOU. I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING BUT I WANTED YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND AND FOREVER IN MY HEART. IT HURTS AS THOUGH IT WAS YESTERDAY WHEN YOU LEFT BUT I KNOW THINGS WILL BE O.K. I LOVE YOU DADDY WITH ALL MY HEART.

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Apr 13, 2009

HI DADDY, MISSED YOU YESTERDAY FOR EASTER. THE HOLIDAYS WERE ALWAYS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR. WELL I THOUGHT OF YOU ALL DAY. YOU WOULD OF REALLY ENJOYED THE BAR-B-QUE AND ESPECIALLY THE BUNNY CAKE THE KIDS (LIZ & JD) MADE. THEY HAD JELLY BEANS ALL OVER THE PLACE. UNTIL NEXT TIME, I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH, DADDY.

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Apr 6, 2009

HI DADDY, JUST WANTED TO LET YA KNOW I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH. UNCLE GEORGE AND I TALK EVERY DAY AND HE MISSES YOU ALOT TOO. HE’S THE ONLY ONE LEFT OF YOU BOYS. HE CALLS ME EVERY MORNING AND I CALL HIM AT NIGHT JUST TO KEEP UP WITH HIM CAUSE HE’S NOT DOING TO WELL. WELL GUESS I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE AND MISS YOU AND ALWAYS WILL.

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Mar 30, 2009

HI DADDY, JUST WANTED TO LET YA KNOW HOW VERY MUCH I MISS YOU. YOU ARE ON MY MIND ALL THE TIME AND I LIKE IT LIKE THAT CAUSE I KNOW YOU ARE AT PEACE WITH MOM. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND MOM AND I AM SO THANKFUL YOU ARE TOGETHER AGAIN. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A BIG PART OF MY MIND NOW AND FOREVER. YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY

YOUR DAUGHTER KATHY - Mar 22, 2009

HI DADDY, JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I THOUGHT OF YOU ALL DAY TODAY. I REMEMBER I WOULD ALWAY CALL ON SATURDAYS ESPECIALLY TO SEE HOW YOU ALL WERE DOING AND TO SAY I LOVE YOU. HOPE YOU AND MOM HAVE A WONDERFUL ANNIVERSARY. ITS COMING UP SOON YA KNOW. BETTER NOT FORGET!! WELL JUST WANTED TO SAY I LOVE YOU. GOOD NIGHT!!!!

KATHY - Mar 11, 2009

DADDY, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW HAPPY YOU ARE AGAIN NOW THAT MOMMY IS BY YOUR SIDE ONCE AGAIN.IT HURT SO BAD WHEN YOU BOTH LEFT BUT IT HURT ME EVEN MORE TO WATCH MOM DAY BY DAY MISSING YOU SO MUCH.IT WAS SO HARD FOR HER AND I KNEW IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME.I KNEW YOU WOULD BE TOGETHER BY YOUR NEXT ANNIVERSARY WHICH IS COMING UP SOON.AND HOW GRAND IT MUST BE TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE WITH ALL YOUR LONG TIME PASSED FAMILY MEMBERS.IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR BEING YOURS AND MOMS DAUGHTER. AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING KEEP MY PROMISE TO YOU AS FAR AS TAKING CARE OF MOM THOSE FEW SHORT MONTHS. IF YOU HADN’T OF BEEN THERE EVERYTIME I PRAYED TO YOU FOR HELP, WELL JUST LIKE ALWAYS YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME.I LOVE YOU AND MOM MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD. BE HAPPY AND KNOW YOU BOTH ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART.YOUR DAUGHTER FOREVER AND ALWAYS, KATHY

Jessica - Mar 4, 2009

Dear Papaw,
my loving papaw i miss u so very very much. i hare how i hadnt seen u n so long i hate knowing i wasnt there for u. But i hope u know that u and nan mean the world to me n i never forgot about u both. I miss waiting for u to come home from work, i miss taking off ur socks n giving u foot rubs, i miss watch the wheel of fortune with u, i miss going for our drives n the country, and most of all i miss giving u hugs n kisses because i love u so much. I cant wait for the day u come for me n i can be with u n nan forever so i can make up for all the years i missed with u both. Well for now i will just keep u both n my heart until the day we r together. Love always your favorite grand-daughter jessica.

Jessica - Mar 4, 2009

Dear Papaw,
my loving papaw i miss u so very very much. i hare how i hadnt seen u n so long i hate knowing i wasnt there for u. But i hope u know that u and nan mean the world to me n i never forgot about u both. I miss waiting for u to come home from work, i miss taking off ur socks n giving u foot rubs, i miss watch the wheel of fortune with u, i miss going for our drives n the country, and most of all i miss giving u hugs n kisses because i love u so much. I cant wait for the day u come for me n i can be with u n nan forever so i can make up for all the years i missed with u both. Well for now i will just keep u both n my heart until the day we r together. Love always your favorite grand-daughter jessica.

Jessica - Mar 4, 2009

Dear Papaw,
my loving papaw i miss u so very very much. i hare how i hadnt seen u n so long i hate knowing i wasnt there for u. But i hope u know that u and nan mean the world to me n i never forgot about u both. I miss waiting for u to come home from work, i miss taking off ur socks n giving u foot rubs, i miss watch the wheel of fortune with u, i miss going for our drives n the country, and most of all i miss giving u hugs n kisses because i love u so much. I cant wait for the day u come for me n i can be with u n nan forever so i can make up for all the years i missed with u both. Well for now i will just keep u both n my heart until the day we r together. Love always your favorite grand-daughter jessica.

GINA LILLO - Jan 14, 2009

DAD…IT HAS BEEN 3 LONG MONTHS SINCE YOU LEFT & IT HASN’T GOTTEN ANY EASIER! I SURE DO MISS YOU WHENEVER I GO SEE MOM…IT’S LONELY IN THAT HOUSE WITHOUT YOU & MOM’S HEART IS BROKEN..SHE MISSES YOU SO MUCH! I WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOUR MEMORIES ALIVE IN MY HEART UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!!
ALL MY LOVE- YOUR DAUGHTER!!!

Matt Wallace - Nov 4, 2008

Bod and Gina…sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Joe was a great guy!…It has not been a good year with this and the passing of Kelly…peace Matt Wallace

- Oct 25, 2008

Gone away with a friend
As I looked into the face of an old saint of God,
I thought he raised and he did.
Separated for the present but soon to meet again and he’s only gone away with a friend.
Gone away with a friend,
someone closer than a brother,
someone who loves me more than children, dad, or mother
he holds my very soul in the palm of his hand, let it read on my tomb stone, gone away with a friend.
” now he’s my constant companion,
through life’s joy and pain all my hopes and my tears i hold in his dear name,
And when my soul breaks free from the ties that hold me here gone
away with Jesus, no greater friend so dear.
I love You Dad! R.I.P…May 16, 1935 – Oct. 14, 2008

Kathy (Lillo) Sanchez - Oct 24, 2008

MY DADDY’S HOME
My daddy’s went home to a mansion in the sky. It too all I had to let him die. He was like an oak tree, strong and tall. Standing by his side, I had no fears at all. But now he’s gone to his final rest. He left me with memories, he was the best. No more pain, no more sorrow. For now I know he will always have tomorrow.. My daddy was everything you see, but I had to realize it was no longer meant to be. He was only on loan from Jesus to me. And now he’s home safe and free.
I love you daddy
your daughter,
Kathy

Lisa Janka - Oct 22, 2008

Gina I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It has been a rough month for us also. I feel lost without my dad. The holidays will be differant and depressing. But I am glad our dad’s are not suffering anymore. They are healed there in heaven. If you ever need anyone to talk to you can call me. 440-653-9163. I will pray for you and your family.
God bless,
Lisa

rebekah Tipton - Oct 20, 2008

I didn’t know you all that well but thank you for a warm welcome when my sisters and I would come to your home. We have a great step-dad who is so wonderful, helpful, and giving, and I know he learned it all from you!
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Roger & Barb Collins, and the DeWitt's - Oct 19, 2008

Joe, you were a wonderful man, a father, husband, and in-law. Thanks you so much for taking care of my sister, Betty. Love you, and going to miss you. Wish we could be there, R.I.P.

Clarice Stephens and Family - Oct 18, 2008

Lillo Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you in your time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary and Karl Lengyel Sr. and Family - Oct 18, 2008

To the Lillo Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you during this difficult time. May you all find peace in God and His word. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted. God Bless

Brenda Crider - Oct 18, 2008

Terry and Randy,
Words can not express the feeling you have when you lose such a dear loved one.I know that the pain will be replaced with happy memories over time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Cousin
Brenda

Sondra Bivens Newsome - Oct 17, 2008

Dear Gina and family, I’ve known your family since we were young.I’m really sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, he was a great guy the world will surely miss him,God Bless You All, Sondra

Gina - Oct 17, 2008

I’M FREE

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I’ve now found peace at the end of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now-He set me free…missing you more than you will ever know…I miss the drives to the dialysis center to pick up mom…I miss your HELLO when I called you on the phone…I miss making those drinks to bring to you every morning…I miss seeing you sitting in your favorite recliner…Oh & have I ever told you ….you are my HERO? I love you Dad & you will always have a BIG part of my heart!!! your Baby Girl..Gina

brenda lillo - Oct 17, 2008

hi dad-i love you-i want to thank you so much for being the best dad that i could ever ask for. mom misses you so much-life isn’t going to be the same for her,me, or any of us without you here with us. i dreamed of you last night and in my dream you were 30 years younger, just the way i imagine you to be right now in heaven walking with jesus. i remember that song from the 70’s called ramblin man, and everytime i would hear that it would remind me of you.so many things remind me of you,you are all over this town,everywhere i look i see you and i will never forget you. i will never forget that i had the best dad in the world, and in my heart still do. so you rest dad knowing that we are going to take care of mom for you from now until she can join you in heaven one day, and then once again you can both be truly happy again. i love you always & forever. your daughter brenda

Kathy (Lillo) Sanchez - Oct 17, 2008

My Dear Wonderful Daddy,
I miss you so very much. It hurts so bad, but my hurt doesn’t show; because I know you are not here hanging on suffering. God has comforted me in a way that I can rest knowing you are somewhere where there is peace. You are with family that has gone before you, so that you are not alone.
I was sitting outside tonight talking to you,and when the leaves on the trees started to rustle but there was not even a breeze blowing, I knew you had come to check on me. I went inside with such a peaceful feeling.
I am so glad I came home in time to get to tell you how very much I love you and how thankful I am that God gave me you for a dad. I am and always will be proud that you are my dad; the most wonderful dad in the whole universe. You loved me, sheltered me, fed me, clothed me, and always made sure I had what I needed. And yes, now I truly believe God only takes the very best.
So to you my daddy, I bid you farewell, until I see you again.
Love and miss you,
Kathy

Troy & Sharon Predieri - Oct 17, 2008

Joe,Randy,Brenda and Gina-
sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. You all arr in our thoughts and prayers.Hope you all are doing well.
the Predieri’s-Sebastian, Florida

Troy & Sharon Predieri - Oct 17, 2008

Joe,Randy,Brenda and Gina-
sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.Hope you all are doing well.
the Predieri’s-Sebastian, Florida

Rick and Trish Tarr - Oct 16, 2008

Randy and Terry, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do for you. You are such wonderful neighbors and we will do anything we can for you. Keep the memories of your dad close to your heart. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Elijah - Oct 16, 2008

I miss you & love you Papaw πŸ™
you finally made it to Jesus’ house!
lots of love,
Elijah…your great-grandson

Katelyn - Oct 16, 2008

Hi Papaw…glad you made a peaceful crossing home πŸ™‚
we are going to miss you very much!!!
I love you!
Katelyn

SUSANN HARRIS - Oct 16, 2008

JOE I ONLY NEW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS . I LEARN HOW CLOSE YOUALL ARE AND YOU WILL BE SADLY MISS. GINA YOUR A BEST FRIEND AND JUST LET ME TELL I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU AND BRENDA GINA AND YOUR MOM I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE TRIP TO MICHIGAN IT WAS A GREAT DAY . I KNOW THAT YOUR DAD WILL BE SADLY MISSED AND HE IS IN HEAVEN AND WITH JESUS WE WILL ALL MEET YOU THERE ONE DAY. TO THE FAMILY OF JOE LILLO YOUR IN MY PRAYERS AT THIS SAD TIME IN YOUR LIFE AND WILL BE THINKING AND PRAYERS FOR YOUR AT THEIS TIME

Jamie Stockfleth - Oct 16, 2008

To the Lillo family: My thoughts,prayers and sympathy are with you all in this moment of your grief. Joe and my dad,Burchel Sexton were friends and dad had good thoughts of him.
A Memory Hug….Your loss left a hole in your heart. That hole never goes away-you learn to live with it. With acceptance of the loss and changes in your life,the pain lessens. Eventally, memories fill up the space, but it never goes away. Then,when you least expect it,a memory spills out of the hole in your heart and washes you clean again with tears. Think of it as a Memory Hug.
Jamie (Sexton) Stockfleth

linda - Oct 16, 2008

MY DEAR FREINDS GINA & DAN & BETTY & ALL OF URE FAMILY . IM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF URE DAD PASSING. JOE I KNEW YOU FOR MANY YRS . YOU N MY DAD WILLIE BARNETT. WORKED TOGETER FOR MANY YRS. I KNOW YOU KNEW ME FR A BABY UP TILL URE PASSING . I REMBER MY NICK NAME FOR YOU WAS ALWAYS JOESAPHINE FR A LIL GIRL UP.YOU NEVER GOT UPSET AT ME CALLING YOU THAT . YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY PLEASE GIVE A HUGS TO DADDY , N MOMMY , ROLAND, & RAY FOR ME . YOU WERE ALWAYS SUCH A WONDERFULL CARING LOVING FREIND FR DAY ONE . YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED . URE FAMILY IS IN OUR PRAYERS ALAWAYS .ONE DAY AFTER AWHILE WE’LL ALL MEET YA AGAIN GIVE JESUS A BIG HUG FR ME LOVE & PRAYERS ALWAYS LINDA MCBEE, SAMMY BARNETT.

mickey lillo - Oct 16, 2008

Joe, I only knew you for a short time but you caught my heart the day we met. When we came to visit I saw Betty look at you intently and hang on every word you would say. To me the look was that of a love that had grown for over 50 years marriage. I find myself doing the same thing to your eldest son Joe Jr. I never got the chance to thank you for raising such a wonderful man I now call my husband. So to all who read this and to whomever I see, I’ll tell them what a fine job you did Joe, and thank you again. you WILL be tenderly missed. love, Mickey

Donna Roof (Robinson) - Oct 16, 2008

I would like you to know, I am thinking of your family. Sorry to hear about your husband and father’s passing.
I know it’s a hard thing to go through, wishing your family peace and comfort, May God”s blessings be with you!!
Love Donna Roof (Robinson)

Jeana Stanley - Oct 16, 2008

Just wanted to send my condolences to the entire Lillo family. I am sorry to hear of your loss in such a great man. You are in my thoughts.

Nikki - Oct 15, 2008

Joe,
I love you and miss you terribly. I walked into the house today and expected to see you in your recliner and hear you yell out a hello. You may not have known, but I thought the world of you; I still do. You made me feel so welcome from the first moment I met you, like a part of the family. Every time Brenda and I would come to visit,you would tell me to get some cookies from the jar, a cold pop from the fridge, a popsicle from the freezer… You were such such a kind and generous man. I feel so blessed to have known you and so thankful that I got to tell you goodbye.
I love you,
Nik

delana wilson - Oct 15, 2008

Gina and family, So sorry to see your dad has passed away. I always enjoyed waiting on him at work when he would come in and get his license tags renewed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayer…God Bless.. Delana

Gina Lillo - Oct 15, 2008

R.I.P. Dad…I am going to miss you more than anything. I am glad to know you made it home and you aren’t suffering anymore…you are healthy and whole…no more Oxygen machines to live on & No More Cancer…I love you Dad & I can’t wait to see you again πŸ™
Remember to save me a place next to you πŸ˜€
Your Baby Girl..Gina

Dan Link - Oct 15, 2008

Hey Big guy, just a note to say what it meant to know you…you were nothing like I thought you would be like…You looked like such a big gruf grizley bear and your turned out be a big teddy bear…I loved the drives with you showing me all the barns and houses you and your Son painted and trees you trimmed..I really enjoyed the last few days watching the news and trying to fiqure out how the country could survive. Joe, knowing that Jesus Christ is your redeemer and hope, and mine, makes this a celebration. I will cry many tears with Gina saying goodby to you but I will sing more praises and smile bigger smiles and laugh louder and thank God the Father all the more for knowing you are with The Chrsit now and forever and we see you again soon when He comes to get His own…God Bless, Big guy,you mabe life better by knowing you. Love you and see you soon…dan

Tim and Athena - Oct 15, 2008

To the Lillo Family:
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing. We want you to know you are in our prayers and we will talk to you soon.
Love you,
Tim, Athena and Rachel

Andrew Corbin - Oct 15, 2008

Hey Papaw…just want you to know that I love you more than anything & I am going to miss you terribly! you filled my life with so much love & happiness…I can’t wait to see you again! You are the greatest “Papaw” in the whole wide world…Sure wish you were here with ME πŸ™
All my love,
Andy