Promoted to Glory: Major William (Lillian Juanita) Williford
Mrs. Major William (Lillian Juanita) (Cox) Williford was born March 12, 1928, in Rocky Mount, N.C. and was called to her eternal home on Aug. 12, 2021, in Decatur, Ala. Lillian Juanita Cox Williford was born to C.A. & Lillie May Cox. She was preceded in death by her husband Major William Williford on Dec. 16, 2020, and her daughter Joy Williford on July 5, 2021.
She states in her Personal Experience that she was converted at the age of 10, she stated that “I can truly say with Paul, “Old things have passed away all things have become new.” She was enrolled as a Junior Soldier on April 17, 1938. Soon after, she was enrolled as Senior Soldier, and she began playing in the band and attended services. When she was old enough, she became a Corps Cadet & finished the six-year bible course. It was then she was sensing the call to officership and to do the Master’s will.
She went to the training college from Asheville, N.C., and was Commissioned June 5, 1950, as a member of the Standard Bearers session of cadets. Once commissioned, she was part of the Training College Revival Brigade, then in August of 1950, she was appointed to Hickory, Winston-Salem Southside, Elizabeth City, N.C. and Spartanburg, S.C. She then married William Williford on September 12, 1955, together they served in Winston-Salem Central, Mount Airy, Lexington, Reidsville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Durham, New Bern, Greensboro, N.C., Dothan, Ala., Jackson, Miss. and Decatur, Ala., serving the Lord over 47 years.
She is survived by her son William David Williford, nephew Major Tim Williford and niece Major Debbie Clewis, two grandchildren, Justin & Andrea Williford both of Dothan, four great-grandchildren: and several other family members and friends.
Graveside Service – Sunday, 8/22 at 1:30 pm.
Midway Memorial Gardens
3740 County Road 434
Moulton, AL 35650-8013
David Williford (son)
501 Firecracker Drive
Slocomb, AL 36375
Major Tim Williford (nephew)
159 Woodwind Ln.
Pinesville, LA 71360
Major Deborah Clewis (niece)
630 Forest Hill Cir.
Elizabeth City, NC 27907