Lila Trappier was called to rest on June 2, 2021 at the age of 78 in her home. She was a servant of the Lord and was faithful to him to the end. “Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow thee…. God and Heaven are still my Own…!”
Lila was born Sept 8, 1942 in Georgetown, South Carolina daughter of Isaac and Lillie Trappier. Both of her parents have predeceased her. She graduated from Rosemary High School in Andrews South, Carolina, and completed courses at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She began her journey with the Lord at a young age, and was a faithful member of the St. Paul AME Church in South Carolina. In 1965 she moved to Boston, where she then transferred her membership to Bethel AME Church. Lila was employed at Massachusetts General Hospital as a secretary for many years before retiring due to illness.
Lila was passionate about helping those in need and who were less fortunate. She spent many years volunteering as a missionary with Teen Mission International Inc. Her journey took her abroad to different countries, such as, Israel, Russia, and Australia. Lila spearheaded several efforts to raise money for Teen Mission International Inc. She led a team of teenagers to Nazareth to build a security wall around a local hospital. Lila was such a caring and giving person that even when she was no longer able to continue volunteering abroad, her missionary work did not end. In 1994 Lila hosted the Teen Challenge Choir in Boston. The choir was comprised of teen missionaries from all over sub Saharan Africa. She made arrangements for their housing, food, and winter clothing. She contracted with churches in the Boston area to host concerts in order to raise money to support the Teen Challenge Mission Ministry. Lila also donated to a number of different organizations, such as, St. Jude, Veterans, Scared Circle, St Labre Native American School, and the local Police dept.
All who knew and loved her will forever cherish fond memories of her. They include her children, Sam (Greg) Trappier of Atlanta, Georgia and Anthony Trappier (Lorine) of Boston Ma, her sister Laura Berry of Georgetown, SC, brother Rev. Isaac Trappiel (Carolyn) of Oxford, NC, Brother Chappell Trappier (Gardenia) of Georgetown, SC, and sister Mrs. Patricia Trappier of Georgetown, SC, brother Nelson Grant (Omega) of Georgetown SC, brother Ronson Trappier of Marietta, Georgia. Grandchildren, Jessica Phoenix (Thomas) of Fayetteville, NC, Shannel Trappier of Tampa Florida, Anisha Trappier of Attleboro Ma, and great grandchildren, E’licia Phoenix of Fayetteville NC, Tatianna Phoenix of Fayetteville NC, Valentina Phoenix of Fayetteville, NC, Charnay Paris of Harlem, NY who she loved and adored as her own, and a brother and a sister who predeceased her and a host of nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be held on June 11, 2021 from 2-4pm at Davis Funeral Home at 654 Cummings Highway, Mattapan, Ma.
Memorial donations on Lila’s behalf can be made out to her favorite charity St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to help kids fight cancer – (Stjude.org./donate).
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