GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Aileen Cottingham Lott, 85, of Greenville, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. After an extended illness, she died Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. Her smile and warm heart will be truly missed by her family and those who knew her.
Aileen was born to Leonard and Alma Cottingham Feb. 21, 1936, in Kilmichael.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers, Thomas Cottingham and Harley Cottingham; and her sister, Mattie Gray Miles.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Lott, of Greenville; her two sons, Steve Lott, of Madison, and Todd Lott (Annie), of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Carla Hairston (Cliff), of Greenville, Trey Lott, of Maryland Heights, MO, Logan Lott, of Sumrall, Lauren Brocato (Patrick), of Leland, Dr. Morgan Lott, of New Albany, Katie Beth Muncher (Grant), of Leland, and Charlie Lott, of New Albany; four great-grandchildren, Olivia and Caylie Hairston, of Greenville, Lexton Lott, of Sumrall, and Liam Brocato, of Leland; and one sister, Margaret Harpole (Henry), of Ettrick, VA.
After graduating from Big Black Central High School, Kilmichael in 1954, she and Charles were married Nov. 20,1955. They moved to Greenville, where they raised a family and Aileen worked as an employee in the banking industry for nearly 40 years.
Affectionately known as Momma Lott, Mrs. Lott loved all types of animals, cooking holiday meals for her family, gardening, shopping, cheering at sporting events her children and grandchildren were involved in, and spending time with her friends and family.
Mrs. Lott’s family would like to thank all of the caregivers working in the various hospitals where she was a patient. Your kindness and compassion touched our hearts and is greatly appreciated.
There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. To honor her memory, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.