John Michael Lilly “Johnny”
1963 - 2022
John Michael Lilly “Johnny” a life-long resident of Winston-Salem passed away on May 12th, 2022, peacefully at Forsyth Medical Center at the age of 58. Johnny is preceded in death by his amazing mother Mary Susan Farrington “Sue” and Rebecca Lilly (Matthew’s mother). Left to cherish his memories are his lovely sister Mary Beth Lilly, amazing and talented son’s Matthew Lilly, Nathan Lilly, and Jacob Lilly, and his beautiful granddaughter Briar Lilly, Stepfather Ken Farrington, step siblings Joseph and Ann, and a large extended very loving family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, along with numerous friends. Also surviving are the remarkable women who loved and shaped his life. An incredibly special lady Lequita Smith his love and partner for 15 years. She nourished, loved, supported, and stood alongside Johnny before and during his illness. Lisa Faircloth (Nathan’s mother) Katie KK Katz, (Jacob’s mother). These amazing women cared for and loved him throughout his entire lifetime. We praise each one of them for playing the role they did in his life. Johnny graduated from RJ Reynolds High School in 1981. Shortly thereafter he went to work in the steel industry and worked for Waco Steel Company as a rodbuster for more than 20 years and remained in the steel industry until his illness. He was a very dedicated and hard-working man. Johnny will be missed, forever in our hearts and forever loved by every life he touched. A celebration of life will be held July 9, 2022, 2:00 till 4:00 @ Love’s Methodist Church 3020 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051.