February 23, 2019
COLUMBUS — Ora Lee Lilton, 71, died Feb. 13, 2019, at her residence. Services were at noon Saturday at Bond Avenue M.B. Church in East St. Louis, Illinois. Burial followed at Sunset Garden of Memory Cemetery in Millstadt. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church. Serenity Memorial Chapel in Bellville is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Lilton was born June 15, 1947, in Columbus, to Bertha Lee Lewis and the late Tommy Lee Ross. She was formerly employed as a licensed practical nurse. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her children, Tracy Wren of East St. Louis, Carla Gregory of Columbus, Nikkole Gregory and Jimetric Lilton, both of O’Fallon; siblings, James Ross and Beulah Orr, both of East St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.