Lillie Love – StoryCorps
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Lillie Love


StoryCorps mourns the passing of our coworker and friend, Lillie Love. Lillie joined the StoryCorps family in 2009 as a Facilitator at our StoryBooth in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lillie grew up in rural North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She developed curriculum and marketing materials for child welfare agencies and led preparation courses for prospective foster and adoptive families. Lillie believed that happiness was a daily choice, and found something each day to laugh about. She personified love—insisting on hugging every StoryCorps participant before they left the booth. We miss her terribly.

If you would like to send a message to Lillie’s family, please email Thank you for your support.

Listen to Lillie’s StoryCorps interview

In the news

Lillie was profiled in Creative Loafing Atlanta in January 2010, speaking about the importance of storytelling and her work as a Facilitator.

Has a story ever completely rocked your world or changed a long-held belief?

Lille: I was getting to the point where I doubted whether or not genuine love exists outside of TV and movies. [StoryCorps] has changed the way I think about love. Love really is all there is—as trite as that sounds. All the other stuff does not matter in the end. When you take your last breath, you remember the people you love, how much love you inspired and how much love you gave. Read more.

On the blog

Read about Lillie’s experiences in Atlanta on the StoryCorps blog.