2022ObituariesT.J. Lillis, Jr.

June 20, 2022by SealeUser10

February 7, 1963 ~ June 19, 2022

T.J. Lillis, Jr., 59, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his home in Fordoche, LA, with his wife at his side. He was a native of Baker, Louisiana. He joined the Marines in 1981, and completed boot camp at San Diego, California. He proudly served in Operation Desert Storm. His ill health forced him to leave the Marines in 1994. He is survived by his wife (and best friend) Vicky Jo Lillis, Fordoche. His son, Kevin Lillis, Slaughter, his daughter, Brandi Lillis of Maringouin. His grandson Bentley Scott Lillis of Maringouin, and granddaughter Ariel Chaney of Slaughter. His brothers Tommy Lillis of Holden, and Jason Thibeau of Central. His Sister, Kimberly Lipoma. His special Sister-in-law Terry Mason & his special brother-in-law Oscar Mason. He was preceded in death by his father, T.J. Lillis Sr. His mother, Betty Lou Borders Thibeau & step father, Pat Thibeau. His grandparents, Alline Creel &Henry Hollis Lillis, James Borders & Lena Sellers Borders. And, a miscarried grandchild. Pall bearers will be Kevin Lillis, Tommy Lillis, Jason Thibeau, Mark Herring, Mike Allen & Ivory Disotell. Visitation will be at Fordoche Baptist Church, 5555 Fordoche Road, Fordoche, Louisiana. June22, 2022. 1pm until time of service at 4pm. With pastors Toby Delahoussye & Pastor Claude Creel.




  • Mitchell Fuqua

    June 21, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Godspeed Warrior, Fair wind and following seas


  • Lonnie R Bridges Sr

    June 21, 2022 at 10:52 pm


    The MARINE stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass.
    He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass..
    ‘Step forward now, MARINE, How shall I deal with you?
    Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?’

    The MARINE squared his shoulders and said, ‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
    Because those of us who carry weapons, Can’t always be a saint.
    I’ve had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough.
    And sometimes I’ve been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.

    But, I never took a penny, That wasn’t mine to keep…
    Though I worked a lot of overtime, When the bills got just too steep.
    And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear..
    And sometimes, God, forgive me, I’ve wept unmanly tears.

    I know I don’t deserve a place, Among the people here.
    They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears
    If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, It needn’t be so grand.
    I never expected or had too much, But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

    There was silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod.
    As the MARINE waited quietly, For the judgment of Almighty God….
    ‘Step forward now, MARINE, You’ve borne your burdens well.
    Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets, You’ve done your time in Hell.’

    Semper Fi!!!


  • Jimmy Galtier

    June 21, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    I also served with TJ. Awesome man, awesome Marine and awesome friend. So sad he has passed.


  • Irene Young

    June 21, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Super special man! I will carry my memories of him! I love you..


  • David Shearer

    June 21, 2022 at 3:18 am

    My condolences to the family. I served in Desert Storm with Sgt. Lillis. He was an outstanding Marine. RIP Sgt! Semper Fi!


  • Theresa and Ronnie Bonaventure

    June 21, 2022 at 2:29 am

    So sorry for your loss.


  • Philip Mollere

    June 20, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    I served with Sgt Lillis in Wpns Co. 3/23 during Desert Storm. He was an outstanding Marine. Semper Fi always!


    • Vicky Lillis

      June 21, 2022 at 4:17 am

      I remember you ~


  • Keith Creel

    June 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Wished I would have had the opportunity to visit with T.J. Our visitation will take place at and in a Heavenly dwelling
    Condolences to the family.


  • Ronnie Martin

    June 20, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I went to boot camp with TJ and we kept in touch for several years after. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Semper Fidelis – Platoon 2037🇺🇸


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