Viewing for Mrs. Lax will be held on Friday at Dyer Chapel 1:00-7:00 PM.
Services for the St. Francis Hospital Hospice Nurse will be held on Saturday January 14, 2011 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 419 E. Elgin Tulsa Ok. Dr. G Calvin McCutchen, Eulogist, Dr. Leroy M. Cole, Pastor & Officiant.
On February 18, 1936, Willie Welcome and Frances Lowe were elated with the birth and arrival of their first baby girl, who they chose to name Lillian Frances Lowe. Lillian’s journey through life began in Wetumka Oklahoma, attending Wetumka Public Schools.
Welcome & Frances relocated to Tulsa, where all seven children attended Tulsa Public Schools. Lillian was a graduate from the acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School, and graduated in 1955. In her early years Lillian developed a strong work ethic working at Tulsa International Airport, and several hotels.
In he early young adult life she maintained a loving relationship with her children’s father Curtis Brinkley. Together they brought into their union a baby boy angel Gerald Brinkley,and at the age of twenty, their daughter Lauren Annice was born.
Lillian moved to California, in 1961, where she began her life in South San Francisco. For twenty-five years, she worked for Koret of California a clothing manufacturer located in the garment district. While in California, Lillian went back to school and received her nursing degree. This allowed he to continue her life’s work in the medical field serving others and assisting the terminally ill. While
While living in California, she met several debonair gentlemen, that felt they couldn’t live without her, so as a result, she married Thomas Joe Chaffin, John Maggard and her last husband Alfred Lax Jr., all of California,and all who preceded her in death.
She returned to Tulsa with “new husband in tow”, to care for her own mother and continued in her vigilance to assist the terminally ill while working at St. Francis, with the hospice program.
Lillian was a devoted member of Mt.Zion Baptist Church, then under the leadership of Dr. G. Calvin McCutchen, she served as a Sunday School teacher and working with the Friendship Club,and the Rosa Drew Circle. Lillian was also active in the community serving as an Eastern Star,serving as Queen Bathsheba and Worthy Matron of the year in 1988,in San Diego, California.
Lillian departed this life on January 6, 2012. She was met at heaven’s gate by her parents, baby son Gerald, three brothers Lavelle, Jacy, Willie Jr., one sister Clara, and three husbands.
She leaves to reflect on her memory daughter Lauren Terrell, Green (Lantze) her children’s father Curtis Brinkley, five grandchildren Kenyon, LaVandor, Kanesha, Makaylah, for great grandchildren, on great-great grandchild, two brothers Ennis (Melva) Lowe Las Vegas, NV; Alfred (Carleen) Lowe of Tulsa OK; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She will be laid to rest at Wetumka South Cemetery, in Wetumka Ok.