Lillian Estelle Satterwhite

Lillian Estelle Satterwhite
Lillian Estelle Satterwhite

Lillian Estelle Satterwhite, 89, of Amarillo, TX died Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Joan Gaines and Larry Brooks officiating.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Lillian was born April 14, 1931, in Lometa, TX to H.V. and Jimmie Richards.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Hardin-Simmons University.  Lillian spent most of her career working for Santa Fe Railroad as a stenographer and assistant to the traffic superintendent.  She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Lillian was blessed with a servant’s heart and her joy came from taking care of family and friends. Her days were often spent accompanying friends and family members to doctor’s appointments, cooking meals for loved ones, and performing small tasks for friends just to help them out. She was the most selfless woman, always putting the needs of others before her own. All of her many friends and family members experienced the Lord’s love through Lillian’s words and actions. She was a wonderful example of serving people and loving people the way Christ loved the church. Her presence was comforting and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.V. and Jimmie Richards; her brother, Herman Vecy Richards, Jr.; her sister, Edith Beall and her former husband, William G. “Bud” Satterwhite.

Lillian is survived by a son, Steve Satterwhite and wife Chemayne; daughter, Sharon Sasser and husband Rick; sister, Marjorie Hine; grandchildren, Whitney Estes and husband Kyler, Taryn Bainum and husband Tyson, Scott Sasser and wife Erin, Brian Sasser and wife Jordan, and Jeff Sasser; great-grandchildren, Henry Sasser, Temperance Sasser, Haiden Sasser, Grayson Sasser, Kasen Estes, Caroline Estes, Madeleine Estes, Beren Bainum, and Jacob Bainum; nieces, Cathy Hine, Pam Bellar and husband Jerry, Judy Cranfill, and Celia Cranfill; nephew Marc Satterwhite and wife Rebecca Jemian.

The family will receive friends from 3:30-5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 1400 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106; or to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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9 Replies to “Lillian Estelle Satterwhite”

  1. My heart and prayers go out to Lillian’s family. She was a blessing to me and I loved her and will miss her.
    Love, Quita Richards Smith

  2. So sorry to get the news, and we are also sorry we can’t be with family right now. It was great having my aunt, uncle and cousins down the block when I was growing up. We had so many lovely times with them.

    Rebecca and I stayed with Lillian many times when we would come to Amarillo. There was always great food and great conversation, and lots of laughter.

    I have never known anyone so totally loving and giving in my life. As the obituary notes, her love for and devotion to family and friends was absolute and she could not do enough for anyone in her circle.

    She gave Rebecca the same love she gave me when we got married and we are so lucky to have had her in our lives for so long.

    We send our love to all who will miss her.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear of Lillian’s passing. I loved seeing her in the office. She always brought family pictures and shared many recipes with me over the years. She will be truly missed. God bless you all and may sweet Lillian rest in peace.

  4. Aunt Lilly was one of the people I loved most in this world. I know I drove her crazy always hanging around her house. Every time I would visit MawMaw and Grandaddy, I would end up at her door. Lillian was the best friend my MawMaw ever had. She loved her so, and she did so much to help MawMaw when Grandaddy passed away. She was a constant. The truest heart I have ever known. I am a better person for having known Lillian.

  5. I have many fun and fond memories of Lillian while working at Santa Fe and all the years later. She was one of a kind and the best friend a person could ever have!

  6. My sister Bettye and I have known and loved this precious lady for many years. Our Mom and Dad were next door neighbors. Sis and I always referred to Lillian as Aunt Lillian. She was family. I can’t even begin to describe what Lillian has meant to our family. She had a heart of gold. Most importantly she loved the Lord. Her gifts were many. She cared deeply for our parents . After our Dad passed away , sweet Lillian was always there for Mom. I could go on and on . All who knew her were blessed beyond measure.

  7. My precious Aunt Lillian. The obituary reflects exactly her service and her caring nature. Having her as my aunt is one of the greatest blessings of my life. Rest well, precious Aunt Lillian. I love you.

  8. Their family this world will never know the loss that you have suffered unless they have come in contact with Lillian Satterwhite. She has been my friend confidant and client for over 51 years and I thank God for the influence she had in my life and the privilege of knowing her family. God bless and May the peace of God that passes all understanding possess you today. Love Larry

  9. Our deepest sympathies to you Steve and your family. Your parents were a vital part of our block growing up and our community.

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