“I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 “I am now at peace.” John Howard Lilly Sr., age 57, went to be with our Heavenly Father on July 18, 2020 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana. Johnny was born in Natchez, Mississippi on April 25, 1963. He lived his childhood in Liberty, Mississippi and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He lived most of his mature life in Picayune, Mississippi. Johnny is survived by a son, Justin Blair Lilly; grandchildren John Howard Lilly III (Mosley), Joshua Walker Lilly (Mosley), Izabella Marae Lilly, Justin Blair Lilly Jr., Harleigh Grace Lilly, Tanner Lewis, Emma Rose Horton, and Olivia Huser; siblings Sally Haase (Don), Linda Templet (Gene – deceased), Mary Monachello (Steve), Marsha Smith (Jim), Nelson Lilly, Lela Lilyquist (Floyd), and Renee Baham (Albert). He is preceded in death by his children John Howard Lilly Jr., Jacob Lilly, and Anita Elaine Marie Lilly; their mother Connie Manning; his parents Henry Lilly of Liberty, Mississippi and John Elaine Hatfield Lilly of Centreville, Mississippi, and brother Henry Allen Lilly. Johnny will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving father, a loyal and caring brother, and a true friend. Johnny could always find something positive in any situation and exhibited an astonishing sense of humor even in the bad times. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Audubon Funeral Home located in Slidell, Louisiana. Online condolences may be left at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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