Gabrielle Maria (Kurz) Lilly

Born: Thu., Mar. 31, 1955
Died: Mon., Nov. 4, 2013


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 06, 2013
Location: Boyd Funeral Home


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Nov. 07, 2013
Location: St. Rose Catholic Church


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Gabrielle Kurz Lilly, 58, passed away on November 4, 2013.  She was born on March 31,1955 in Malvern, AR.  Gabrielle attended school in Lonoke and earned degrees from UCA and UALR.  She was a beloved teacher in the Lonoke Schools for over 35 years and touched many lives. She loved spending time and traveling with her husband, Steven, and her two sons, Jay and Orion.  The family was able to visit all 50 states and traveled extensively in Europe making regular trips to visit her family in Germany.

Gabrielle was preceded in death by her grandparents Albert and Wilhelmine Kurz and Johan and  Maria Wanner.  Survivors include her husband, Steven Lilly of Lonoke, sons Jay (MonaLiza) Lilly of Natick, MA and Orion Lilly of Fayetteville, AR, parents, Albert and Beta Kurz of Lonoke, sister, Magdalena (James ) Bailey of Sun Prairie, WI, brothers:  Albert (Margie) Kurz of Kirksville, MO,  Tony (Kim) Kurz of Dalworthington Gardens, TX , Rudy (Terri) Kurz of Lonoke, Berni (Marilyn) Kurz of Fayetteville, AR, and Ben (Sandi) Kurz of Castro Valley, CA. Other survivors include a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins in Germany as well as nieces and nephews.        

A rosary service will be held at Boyd Funeral Home in Lonoke at 5:00 on Wednesday followed by visitation from 6:00-8:00. Funeral will be at 10:00 on Thursday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Carlisle.  Burial will follow at the Lonoke Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to ST. Rose Hispanic Ministries, Carlisle, AR. Arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke. www.boydfuneralhome.net

 

 

 

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Crystal Atkins - Ingle
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. She was a very special lady. May God give your family strength during this difficult time.

Layne (McClung) Costello
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Rudy, I want you to know I am thinking of you and your family. Gabrielle was a brilliant, kind and gentle lady. May God comfort you and ease your heartache.

Willis Winston
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
I grieve with you all for your loss. Moreover, I will miss Gabrielle as a friend. I will remember you in my prayers.

Theresa Holland Wall
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss. I remember Gabrielle, Rudy and family very well growing up in the Woodlawn area, and attending school together. May God continue to give you comfort in the days ahead.

Joe L. Keathley
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Prayers go out to the Family at this time. I can remember what a great family the Kurz family was when we lived in Lonoke and how kind Gabrielle treated everyone. The Lord has a new Angel.

Nita and Johnie Ray Wilson
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
May God comfort you and ease the pain. Gabrielle was a very kind hearted, loving person. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

Evelyn Walker Bryant
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Just wanted to let you know I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Lucy Himstedt
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
My thoughts, prayers, and love to the Lilly and Kurz families. RIP, Gabrielle.

Dorothy Gantz
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
Steve, Jay, and Orion: On behalf of myself, Ernie, and Celia, please accept our sympathy for the passing of Gabrielle. I have so enjoyed the times we have broken bread together and hearing of your wonderful travels. She will be sorely missed. God embraces her now as she begins a new journey in spirit. Blessings to you all.

Joyce Hill
   Posted Tue November 05, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Gabrielle was a very special person and will be missed by many. Prayers for the Lilly and Kurz families.

Thomas Edwards
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
A fond Aloha to Gabrielle. It was a pleasure to know such a wonderful woman. Though we have lost touch over the past several years, I have not forgotten your kindness you have shared with everyone you encountered. My thoughts are with the Lilly family.

Nora Cooney
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make His Face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6: 24-26

Will be praying for you all!

Byron and Mona Sue Cato
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Thinking of you with heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy. Our love and prayers


Pauletta Perryman
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
The world is a better place because of the life of this kind, gentle, intelligent woman. God give you peace.

Susie Thomason
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
To the Lilly and Kurz familes. I am so sorry for your loss. I always that wonderful smile she had every time I saw her. May God's comfort be with you at this time.

LaNette Clement Bryant
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. May the Lord be with each of you.

Phyllis, Jim, and Sarah Pearce
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Gabriella was a kind and caring friend who always made you feel like family. We know Gabriella is with a loving God in a beautiful heaven. We look forward to seeing her again, but until then, we miss Gabriella so much. We are praying for comfort for her family and friends.

Beth Bevis Paladino
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Gabrielle was such a kind, sweet soul. I always enjoyed our times when we would "catch up" on what was going on in our lives. She would light up when she talked about the family that she loved so much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa High Simpson
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Mrs. Lilly was my first grade teacher in the late 70s and was always one of my favorite--and best--teachers ever. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Renate Eubanks
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
My deepest sympathy to all the family...my thoughts and prayers are with
you all and my heart is so sad for your loss.

Linda Gail Bryant Thompson
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
I was older than Gabrielle, but we rode the same school bus. I remember her shiny blonde hair and bright smile. Sending sincerest sympathy to the Kurz and Lilly families.

Misty Morgan
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of Gabrielle. I will keep Mr. Lilly and the family in my daily thoughts and prayers. I'm the next door neighbor and have really enjoyed living next to both of these wonderful people. May God give each of you comfort and strength during this time.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Trickey
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lilly family and Kurtz family. So sorry for the loss of Gabrielle. May God comfort you in the days to come. She was a very special lady and she will be missed by many.

Kim & Henry Himstedt
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
Our prayers go out to the Kurz and Lilly families. We had not done as well keeping track of all the Lonoke families of late, so we were shocked. We trust that you have many fond memories of Gabrielle to help you through this difficult time.

Debra K Campbell Young
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
My prayers and thoughts go the family. She will be missed. Gabrielle was a good friend.

Phyllis Elam
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Lilly and Kurtz families. Gabrielle was a wonderful teacher for the Lonoke School District but most of all she was a wonderful friend who I will miss dearly.

Ruth Ann Jacobs
   Posted Wed November 06, 2013
I was Gabrielle and Gene's third grade teacher in Lonoke when I began teaching. Gabrielle was a sweet girl and I'm glad she went into teaching. I moved to Nashville AR and taught for 33 years. Sympathy to your families.

Mike Hill
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
It is sometimes hard to understand why the sweetest and best among us are called home early. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Todd Wages
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
The entire Skatium staff and I send our thoughts and prayers to you all. Gabrielle has always been a bright light in our lives. Love and Peace to you during this time.

Mary and Jim White
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
We were so terribly sorry to hear of the passing of Gabrielle. She was such a nice lady. Our hearts go out to Steven and sons. We send our prayers and condolences to all of you.

Anne Eden
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
I always enjoyed visiting with Gabrielle at the ice rink while her boys were skating, and when she volunteered her time so many years for the club. She shared wonderful photos from many of the Lilly family trips, and was so proud of her family. My heart goes out to all of you, and I continue to lift you up in prayer.

Martha Childers
   Posted Fri November 08, 2013
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family for their loss. You are in our prayers.

Betty Bailey
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with mom and dad Kurz and all the Kurz family, also Steve, Jay, Orion and all the Lilly family, Sincerely, Betty


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