Lillian Hives, affectionately known to many as "Lillian" was born July 14, 1951 in Dade City, Florida to the Late Hartman Cooper and Betty Jo Bernard. Lillian was raised in a loving home with her mother and father in Dade City, Florida. Lillian lived in Dade City for most of her beautiful life as a loving Christian and homemaker. She married the love of her life, James Hives ("Pop") Her hobbies were, serving God and with her god given ability she enjoyed fixing things and was incredibly creative in doing so. She also loved cooking and fishing. Lillian accepted Christ as her Personal Savior at an early age. Lillian and her husband, James were avid church goers and were totally devoted to the Lord. She encouraged everyone around her to pick up their cross and follow Jesus. Lillian loved praying and speaking in tongues and truly loved the Lord. She had a conviction for the Spirit of God. On the day of Thursday, July 2, 2020, Lillian departed this earthly life to be joined with her Heavenly Father. Lillian was preceded in death by both of her parents. Lillian leaves to cherish her memory, a loving an devoted husband, James Hives; three devoted children, Daniel Cooper, Vivian Starks and a god daughter, Vicki McCoy; one loving and devoted sister, Amelia Wilson; a loving brother, Hartman Lee Cooper Jr. five grandchildren, DJ, Derrick, Tiffany and Loysha, Jon Jon; seven great grandchildren; a special niece, Yolanda Webster; a special nephew, Joe Wilson; and of host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends.
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