Lillian “Diamond Lil” Ruth Blair Nicholson passed away on December 11, 2020. She was born in Rome, Georgia, on November 13, 1921, the daughter of Harry Leroy Blair and Adelaide Mable Blair. She is a descendent of Robert Mable, founder of Mableton.
Lillian’s early years were spent in Chattanooga, TN the youngest of eight children. She was raised in the Presbyterian Church where she learned to love God and live a life of faith. After living all over the world, Lillian moved to Carrollton, GA where she worked for the Alumni House of West Georgia College. She was an active member of Carrollton Presbyterian Church serving as an elder for many years.
Lillian loved to spend time with her family and friends. She never missed an opportunity to travel, go shopping, or attend a party. Whether she was entertaining bridge clubs or playing games with grandchildren, you could hear her laughter. Conversation with others was her most favorite activity. She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room.
She was a wonderful mother and friend to her surviving five children: Judy Nicholson Rudolph (Susan), Robert Harvey Nicholson (Wendy), Susan Nicholson Hartle, John Alexander Nicholson (Joy), and Mary Nicholson Woodfin (Mike). She is also survived by her grandchildren: Katherine Gonzalez, Nicholas Rudolph, Michael Nicholson, Matthew Hartle, Blair Hartle DuBose, Becca Nicholson, David Nicholson, Charles Woodfin, and Mary Boggs; and many loving nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to give a memorial gift to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be held at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica on December 15, 2020 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Following the visitation, a graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm. at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694
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