Lillis Wadsworth Hall

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A private Christian graveside memorial at Linden Cemetery, celebrating the life of Lillis Wadsworth Hall, will be held on Saturday, September 11,2021 at 10:00a.m. Reverend Don Brazile , her nephew, will be officiating.

Lillis was born on April 19th, 1941. She was the daughter of David Harley Wadsworth and Faye Jackson Wadsworth . Lillis graduated from Linden High School in Linden ,Texas. She received a bachelor of science from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas and was employed at Confederate Memorial Hospital(LSUMC) in Shreveport, Louisiana as a medical technologist . She met her husband, Basil Trunzler here and then moved to Natchez, Mississippi where she resided for forty years.

Lillis is predeceased by her parents and one brother David Wadsworth. She is survived by her children Laura Trunzler Batson (John) and Basil Guice Trunzler V (Quint); by grandchildren, John Andrew Batson, jr. (Jack), Evan Alexander Batson (Van) and Annabel Lee Trunzler; her brother, Harley Tisdale Wadsworth (Deanna), sisters; Sue Wadsworth Haley, Anita Wadsworth Magby (Ernie), Roberta Wadsworth Pond (Steve) ,Lita Wadsworth and by many special nieces and nephews as well.

The family wishes to thank Lorraine Haynes and her excellent staff at The Villa in Texarkana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association,, as she was a heart transplant recipient.

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  1. Lillis Faye. My friend. My high school classmate. I admired you and your entire family from the day you moved to Linden. You were all so bright and lively. Your mother was a marvelous Biology teacher, and I learned so many things from her in those years. I went on to major in Biology due in part to her influence. Early on I hoped to be a teacher like her. I was deeply impressed when I learned that your father worked on The Manhattan Project which helped our country win the second World War. I truly enjoyed all our time together, and we went on to be telephone and internet buds. Rest in Peace Sweet Friend. Winston Ross Humphrey

  2. Lillis I shall miss your bright smile and always referring to yourself as Ms Texas. We shared a great deal before and after transplant, celebrating our 2nd chance at life from unselfish and generous donors. God Bless.

  3. To the Wadsworth Family,

    May God grant each of you the courage and fortitude to bear a sorrow that is deep and a loss that is great. Lillis (Miss Texas), will remain a source of continued inspiration to all of us.

    In this sad hour, our hearts are with you!
    The Donald Brazile Family

  4. Lillie was a sweet friend in Natchez so very long ago. We lived in the same neighborhood as young married couples raising our children. How precious those memories are. I always loved her Texas stories and her beautiful smile.
    God be with you all and give you comfort as you go through this sad time.
    Judy Stahlman

  5. I was so very sorry to see the passing of Ms. Texas. I met Lillis thru State Farm Ins. She was always very upbeat and loved to rival Texas Tech and University of Texas. She will be greatly missed !

  6. Lillis. I was there for your service yesterday, if not in body, in mind and soul. I'll look for your final resting place if I am ever back in Linden where "I'll kneel and say an ava there for you". We'll likely share the same burial grounds in time, and I am not that far behind. I'll look for you somewhere on the other side. Ross Humphrey

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