Obituary: Lily Liberman

Obituary: Lily Liberman

Lily Liberman, 96, died March 24, 2019, in Atlanta.

Lily Liberman, 96, died March 24, 2019, in Atlanta. Born in Benoni, South Africa, on June 9, 1922, she quickly became a hardworking, independent woman at a young age. With little formal education after high school, she rose from an administrative position at A&D Spitz Department Store in Johannesburg, eventually becoming a senior bookkeeper. She maintained that career until the day before she emigrated to Atlanta, in 2001.

Lily was an avid baker, a national champion lawn bowler, and, in her later life, a potter, knitter and jewelry maker. Simply put, Lily did not sit still.

Survivors include: her daughters, Charlene (Norman) Brett of Johannesburg and Marilyn (Dennis) Kodesh of Sandy Springs; grandchildren, Bradley, Neil, Gregory, Ruthie, Dani, Gabi, Leora, Akiva, Gila, and Pnina; as well as 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Liberman, of blessed memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Tefillah. A graveside service was held March 25, 2019, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Yossi New officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999. Sign online guest book at

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