Lillian Juanita Zachary Waller, 91, of Highlands, NC, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023. She was born May 16, 1931 in Highlands, NC to the late Lyman and Dora Chastain Zachary. Mrs. Waller was a waitress at Mountaineer Restaurant for thirty years and after that a waitress at Chestnut Hill. She loved gardening, growing vegetables, shopping and she was a great cook. She always made everyone feel special, happy, and welcome. She loved her family and spending time with them. Mrs. Waller was a member of the Highlands First Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lendal Waller who died July 22, 1999; a son, Butch Waller, who died in 2018, siblings, Mildred Wilson, Mattie Crawford, Bernice Hedden, Rena James, Ernistine Reed, Claude Zachary, Carl (Bub) Zachary, Lloyd Zachary and Jim Zachary.
She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Waller (Vickie) of Highlands, NC and Kevin Waller of Highlands; daughter-in-law, Susan Waller of Highlands; four grandchildren, Kenny Waller, Allison Waller, Michele Martin and Krista Chapman; four great-grandchildren, Rachel Chapman, Zachary Chapman, Karson Martin and Emory Martin; and a sister, Lucille Potts of Highlands, NC.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, March 31, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery, with Dr. Mark Ford officiating. Pallbearers will be Morris Reed, Justin Chapman, Zachary Chapman, Josh Martin and Doc Wilson. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny Waller. The family will greet friends after the service.
"The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever." Isaiah 40:8.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Waller family.
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