LILLIAN DOLORES ALEXANDER SOLOMON was born on December 20, 1920, in Tampa, Florida, to the late Luther Alexander and Florence Simmons Alexander. She transitioned from this earthly life to her Heavenly home on Monday, May 25, 2020, at her home in Littleton, North Carolina.
Lillian was educated in the Hillsborough County Public School System in Tampa, Florida, and graduated with the class of 1940. She then completed a year of college at Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida, before migrating to New Jersey, and starting a new job with the Federal Government.
Early in life, Lillian accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. After moving to New Jersey, she became a faithful member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, from 1958 until relocating to North Carolina, in 1974. She then joined the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Littleton, North Carolina, where she served as a Deaconess, became involved in several other auxiliaries within the church, and remained dedicated until her death.
Lillian was a devoted wife of fifty-one years to her husband, Deacon Herbert Solomon, Sr., who preceded her in death. God blessed this union with three children. She was a stay-at-home mom after her marriage and re-entered the work force after her children began school. She became employed with Progressive Life Insurance Company for several years, then with Western Electric Company in Kearny, New Jersey, until ill health prevailed, and she could no longer continue employment.
After relocating to North Carolina, Lillian and Herbert became actively involved with the Littleton Senior Citizen Club. As founding members, they worked tirelessly to help erect their own building through fundraising events, donations, and sponsorships. Lillian also served as Treasurer for many years.
Lillian loved to sew and made many of her own garments and also found crocheting to be a calming, relaxing pastime. She was a very good cook and enjoyed making her favorite desserts, sweet potato pies, 7Up cakes, and peach cobblers. She also canned and preserved fruit that was always in adequate supply because apple and pear trees were plentiful in the yard. Family was super important to her, and she always looked forward to getting together to fellowship with family during holidays and other special occasions. She loved her garden that provided food for the long winter months. Her house plants were beautiful, and her front yard was full of her favorite, colorful flowers.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lillian was preceded in death by her daughter, Sondra Boulware, her grandson, Richard Booker IV; her brothers, Morris and Lawrence; and her sisters, Doris, Genevieve, and Josephine.
Those loved ones remaining to forever treasure the precious memories of her life are her children, Patricia Booker of Burlington, NJ, Herbert Solomon, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Pleshette of Littleton, NC,; five grandchildren, Sabrina Boulware of Newark, NJ, Charles Bouleware II of Vauxhall, NJ, Ashley Booker of Merchantville, NJ, Marcus Solomon (Brenda) of Chesapeake, VA, and Du’Wann Elliott of Newark, NJ; eleven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A viewing will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Only five persons will be allowed to enter at any one time. The graveside service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. Dr. Vernon Bryant will deliver the eulogy. Because of Covid-19, the CDC guidelines will be followed for all services by limiting the number of persons in attendance.