Dorothy June Bradley Lillard passed away August 19, 2021 at home in Camden, SC at the age of 95. Born November 27, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia to James Bradley and Olivia Cable Bradley, she grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Once her children were grown, she returned to finish her BA degree at Columbia College. She attended the University of South Carolina graduate school in philosophy as well as the University of South Carolina School of Law. She volunteered for the South Carolina Commission of the Blind for over 20 years reading on their dedicated radio station.
Dorothy was a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsville, Virginia. She was a member of Saint Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Camden since 1965.
Dorothy was living in Norfolk, Virginia during WWII and this had a lifelong effect on her. There was not a day that she did not relay some memory of living through that period- from losing high school classmates in the invasion of Normandy, friends lost in the Pacific Campaign, to rationing and going without, as well as major events such as Pearl Harbor and Midway.
Dorothy also always valued education. She returned to get her BA after her children were grown and attended the University of South Carolina School of Law in her mid fifties. She felt you were never too old to learn something new. She loved discussing politics and she loved reading English literature, philosophy and anything on the British Monarchy.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Carter Lillard. She is survived by her son, Kenneth Carter Lillard II of Atlanta, and a daughter Kay Lillard Moore MD and son-in -law Larry Moore, Pharm.D. of Columbia.
Graveside services were held for immediate family with a memorial gathering planned at an undetermined future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Camden, SC.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.