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Lorraine Lilly (Gillis) Waddles

December 21, 1931- August 16,2018 Lorraine Lily (Gillis) Waddles, 86, of Acworth, GA, passed away on August 16, 2018, of natural causes. Lorraine suffered a short illness and subsequent hospitalization and then spent her last few days in hospice care
December 21, 1931- August 16,2018 Lorraine Lily (Gillis) Waddles, 86, of Acworth, GA, passed away on August 16, 2018, of natural causes. Lorraine suffered a short illness and subsequent hospitalization and then spent her last few days in hospice care at Tranquility Kennesaw Mountain, in Marietta, GA. Lorraine was born December 21,1931 in Murray River, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She spent her adolescent years growing up in Trenton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her father, Russell Gillis, mother, Vera (Jenkins) Gillis and sister, Ida (Gillis) Snyder, all preceded her in death. Lorraine graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She trained at Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She worked as a Pediatrics Nurse for 39 years at hospitals on the island of Bermuda and in the Northern Ohio area. Lorraine worked at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, Bermuda; Allen Memorial Hospital, Oberlin, Ohio; Medina Hospital, Medina, Ohio; and Berea Hospital, Berea, Ohio. Lorraine married Rev. Junior Waddles June 6, 1956 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. They celebrated 53 years of marriage together. They subsequently relocated to Grafton, Ohio to raise their family. Once they both retired they moved to Whitesburg, Ky. Lorraine later moved to Acworth, GA after Junior passed away in 2010. She is survived by their three children: son Jack Waddles and his wife Kathleen of The Villages, Florida, son Omer Waddles and his wife Shelley of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and daughter Sandra Seay and her husband Luther, of Kennesaw, Georgia; by her brother Omer Gillis of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; by her six grandchildren, Morgan Schroeder, Katie Waddles, Tyler Waddles, Jason Waddles, Courtney Waddles, and Amelia Seay; by special nephew/son Ryan Waddles and many other nieces and nephews. Lorraine was a master origami expert. She helped to lead a knitting group that donated thousands of knitted caps to Atlanta metro area hospitals for premature babies. As a minister’s wife Lorraine was a mother and counselor to hundreds of youth and adults in every community she and Junior lived in. Her life was dedicated to sharing God’s love through simple acts of kindness. The greatest way each of us can honor this beautiful woman’s life is to do a simple act of kindness for someone else. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to the Samaritan’s Purse organization helping those most in need around the world. This would be the Lorraine Waddles Way.

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