Lillian Margaret “GG” Distin, 96, left her Greenbrier, Ark. residence, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, for the mansion prepared for her in Heaven.
Born on Wednesday, July 4, 1917 in Fulton, N.Y., to Margaret and Leroy Barker, she was just as energetic and bright as the holiday of her birth.
When born again in 1961, Jesus Christ became her first love, next to her family and church. For 30 years she was a beautician in her own salon. A powerful prayer warrior is gone, but her legacy of Christian faith lives on in the family she leaves behind.
She is survived by her children, Dennis Distin and wife Ricki of Greenbrier,Arkansas and Ronald Distin and wife Elaine (Pipsy) Distin of Beverly Hills, Florida. Grandchildren: Christy Secrease, Chip Distin, Ronnie Distin, Danny Distin and Amy Valentine. Great-grandchildren: Ryan Harrington, Ronnie, Cale, Blake and Lacy Distin, Kaylee and Meagan Secrease.
She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Arlene Hall and Lucille of Fulton, N.Y., and Milton “Mike” Distin, her devoted husband of 52 years, of Holiday, Fla.
Friends and family attended an evening of celebration and remembrance Feb. 27 in Springhill, Ark. Internment will be at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Fla.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to House of Prayer, P.O. Box 547, Greenbrier, AR 72058, Alzheimer’s Arkansas or Gideon International.
Arrangements are by Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier.