Why Lily Hospice?
With more than 50+ years’ experience in hospice and senior care between them, Lily Hospice was founded in 2021 by people with a passion for hospice care. Our mission is to honor life by providing individualized, extraordinary care that is encompassed with comfort and compassion; we vow to always promote dignity and respect for each person and family member we connect with.
Lily Hospice is named after Lillian Warburton, the founder’s grandmother. She was born in 1919, worked for General Motors her entire life and passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She spent her final month receiving the comforts of hospice care in her home.
Not all hospices are the same. Our goal is to find the most passionate people to join our team providing the best care possible while honoring the dignity of our patients’ lives and legacies. We surround our patients, families and caregivers with a team of compassionate experts. Our strength lies in our organization’s culture and our commitment to meet every patient where they are in their journey through life.
Our mission and core values say it all:
Our mission is to honor life by providing individualized, extraordinary care that is encompassed with comfort and compassion; we vow to always promote dignity and respect for each person and family member we connect with.
Focus on service
Respect for our patients and team
Excellence of care
Collaboration with the entire spectrum of care
Lily Hospice was formed by a team of hospice professionals who came together to deliver a hospice experience unlike any other. We are passionate about caregiving, and our focus is on ensuring that you and your loved one are treated with compassion, dignity and respect. We’ve got the details covered, so you can put your focus where it belongs — on your loved one.
It all started with Lily.
Lillian was born in September 1919 in rural Portsmouth, Ohio. She was the fourth of six children of Martin and Anna Corriel Ashley. Her mom died when she was five years old and the family lived in difficult financial conditions. Lillian was an excellent student and became the valedictorian of her high school class but was unable to go to college without financial support.
She moved to suburban Detroit in the early 1940s to find work and quickly met and married her first husband William Warburton in September of 1943. William Jr, her only child, was born in November of 1944. When he started school full time, she went to work for General Motors Corporation, not a common thing to do at the time. Lillian worked for 33 years and retired as an Executive Assistant, a senior position for a woman in the corporate workplace.
William Sr passed away in 1974 and she married Pete Wollam in 1988, a few years after her retirement from General Motors. Lillian and Pete moved to the Tampa, Florida area in 1988, enjoying 17 years of retirement together. They played lots of golf, worked to raise money for various charities and traveled some as well. Pete passed away in 2005 at the age of 93.
Lillian was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and lived with its progression the last 12 years of her life. She lived in three assisted living facilities and with her son and daughter-in-law the last three years of her life. When she became seriously ill, hospice was a critical part of her care. Lillian died in April of 2013 at the age of 93 after a life well lived!