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ASMS Mourns Loss of Dr. Albert Lilly

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Albert Lilly’s passing. Dr. Lilly taught computer science at ASMS from its inception in 1991 until his retirement in 2014.

“He was such a kind and caring person who devoted much of his life to ASMS,” ASMS President Dr. Monica Motley says. “Our most sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.”

A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa January 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

To read Dr. Lilly’s official obituary, click here.

Here are a few quotes shared by past parents and students at ASMS:

“I always loved Dr. Lilly’s classes. He really encouraged us, and put up with all sorts of shenanigans we would get up to. He was one of my favorite teachers at ASMS and will be sorely missed.” – William Wright

“My son, David, enjoyed Dr. Lilly’s s class very much. I am glad David Ingels-Thompson had the opportunity to learn from such a fine person.” – Treasure Ingels

“I’m so sorry — I’m Donald Wheeler’s wife and met Dr. Lilly several times. He was always kind to me.” – Kathy Pavlakovich Wheeler

“So very sad to hear about this loss… Dr. Lilly added tremendously to the lives of so many students at ASMS as well as his community!” – Beverly Jeans Murphy

“…He was one of the few people who always put the best interests of the school and the students ahead of his own personal opinions. Personally, he was one of the few people at the school who I actually considered as a friend, instead of a colleague. We played Bridge together many times and had considerable success at it.” – Dr. Petty

“He was a good man and a great teacher.” – Matthew Casey

“Rest in Heaven Dr. Lilly. Such a kind hearted man 😔 Definitely a privilege to have had you as a teacher.” – Adetoyosi Obikoya

“Rest in Peace to my original Computer Science teacher, Mr.Lily. You gave me the most wonderful experience of being my first ever professor at ASMS. I even remember making this video (https://vimeo.com/103948077) at your retirement. Thank you.” – Deja Bryant

“A man full of quotes and love for Computer Science. Rest easy, Dr. Lilly.” – Dustin Smith

“I never liked Comp Sci, but this man’s positivity always made it better. My thoughts are with his family as they say goodbye.” – Emily Shields

“Dr. Lily you will always be remembered as one of the most kind and caring souls. So happy and blessed that I was able to take one of your classes at ASMS.” – Tisha Sellers

“You were a sweet man with a big heart willing to help everyone.”  – Chelsea Nicole Glenn

 

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Here is a video that students presented to Dr. Lilly at an assembly held August 2014 to honor his retirement –

from on Vimeo.

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