Alicia Hilley Irwin passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015.
Alicia was born August 5, 1956 in Wurzburg, Germany to Adrienne Raines Hilley and Col. William Wofford Hilley. She grew up moving around (as military families do) and settled permanently in Greenville in the early 1970’s.
Alicia’s love, strength, grace and spiritual connection to all she embraced in her life immeasurably touched her family, and her wide circle of friends. Alicia, and her beloved husband Larry, raised children, worked, played and shared their lives at their home in Greenville. Alicia loved practicing and teaching yoga, tending her flower and vegetable gardens, and watchfully feeding the birds. She was an artist in interior design, a brilliant organizer and an excellent chef. Ken Lucking, a dear friend, said this of Alicia: “She was a woman’s woman, a man’s woman, and a man’s man.” She was undaunted by any of life’s challenges and bravely fought her battle with the illness she had.
Alicia is predeceased by her parents, her brother (William Bennett Hilley) and her aunt (Ryan Raines Warren). She is survived, missed and loved by her daughter Leila Alexandra Scogin, sons Jay Louis Irwin and Lawrence Russell Irwin, her husband Lawrence Richard Irwin, her uncle William George Raines, Jr. and many cousins, in-laws and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 1135 State Park Road, Greenville, SC on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2pm. A reception at the Irwin home will follow.