May 8, 2021
On May 8th, 2021, Lillie Hollingsworth Brady peacefully departed her earthly vessel and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lillie was born on December 9th, 1932 to the late Thomas Joseph Hollingsworth, Sr. and Josephine Swanson Hollingsworth and was the 2nd child of 8 children born to that union. She was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana. Lillie was a devout Catholic and faithfully worshipped at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Church. As a child she attended Savannah F. Williams Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School. She was a proud graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans where she earned her Bachelors degree in 1957. She furthered her education and also attended Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she received a Masters Degree in Counselor Education in 1971. Lillie also earned additional credits towards a doctorate degree. Her professional career began with the Orleans Parish School Board at George Washington Carver Junior High School where she worked as a physical education instructor. She briefly taught at many schools throughout the New Orleans School system including but not limited to Thomas Edison Elementary and PM night school. She later on became a counselor at McMain Magnet High School, which is also where she retired from after over 20 years. While working at McMain she also worked at the University of New Orleans in the counseling field. Following Lillie’s retirement she continued in the School System and volunteered as an academic guidance counselor for St. Katherine Drexel Prepatory High School (formerly Xavier Prep). Throughout her life Lillie had many hobbies. She enjoyed traveling the world, shopping especially on Canal Street. Lillie loved to dress up and she would dress her children up too. She loved planning and taking vacations and would frequently bring her family to California and to the Disney Parks throughout the country. Once Lillie had grandchildren she always made sure that they too were dressed up, world traveled and also very busy. She made sure that her daughters and granddaughters had plenty of hobbies with most of them attending dance school or playing a sport. Lillie loved to socialize. She was a yearly attendee of almost all of the festivals in New Orleans but her favorites were Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest and Essence Fest. Lillie enjoyed reading and creating photo albums for her family. She also delighted in being of service. At her home church St. Gabriel she spent much of her time volunteering in various capacities. Prior to hurricane Katrina she was an active member of the Kiwanis volunteer organization and would spend most Sundays after mass caring for the elderly and the sick. Of all the hobbies Lillie enjoyed, the one thing she absolutely loved was The New Orleans Saints. Lillie was a 30+ year season ticket holder and attended almost every home game and plenty away games with her husband for as long he could. After his passing Lillie would attend the Saints home games with her daughter Jacqueline or her granddaughter Brittany. Her favorite colors were black and gold and you could always find something Saints related in her home. Lillie was preceded in death by her husband Joseph “Scott” Brady, father and mother Thomas Joseph Sr. and Josephine Swanson Hollingsworth, brothers Thomas Joseph Hollingsworth Jr., John Thomas Hollingsworth, Edward Anthony Hollingsworth, sisters Nelly Jones Hollingsworth, Mary Rose Hollingsworth-Johnson, Josephine Rebecca Hollingsworth and daughter Jacqueline Brady Carroll. She leaves to cherish her memory her only surviving sibling, sister, Carol Jackson, her faithful daughter Kimberly Williams, devoted granddaughter Brittany Carroll-Williams (Jamaal)(Jacqueline), loving granddaughters Bria Williams and Mikayla Conyers (Kimberly), and two great grandsons Jacques Joseph Williams (Brittany) and Keilo Princeton White (Bria). She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, close friends and family. She will truly be missed and her memory will live forever in the hearts of all that loved and cherished her. Relatives and friends of the family also priest and parishioners of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church 4700 Pineda St. New Orleans ,LA. 70126 on Saturday May 22, 2021 at 10:00am. Visitation 9:00a.m. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.
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