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 www.edressler.com.