Lillian Wynne Terranova of Anytown, FL, was killed during the ABC Hurricane on August 31, 2019. She was 31 years old.
Lillian was born on March 30, 1988 to Vincent and Karen Terranova of Miami, FL. As a child, Lillian took Mister Rogers' "Look for the helpers" advice to heart. A caring and deeply empathetic individual, she eschewed higher education in order to begin serving others as quickly as possible. After many jobs and roles in activist circles, she settled down as the director of the DEF Non-Profit for Assisting Homeless Youth.
Lillian's selflessness and attention to detail made her a tough, protective person. She was deeply involved in political protest against the poor treatment of refugees, immigrants, and the environment. She chose action over empty words every time, collecting signatures for petitions, helping those in rural counties register to vote, and participating in demonstrations.
On August 31, the qualities that made Lillian well loved and uncompromising kept her in Anytown when she could have fled, helping evacuate the town even as the hurricane arrived. She assisted 25 people to safety before she was killed.
In addition to her legacy of good works, Lillian leaves behind her mother, Karen Terranova; her three sisters, Tina Harper, Cara Turner, and Rosario Terranova; and her nephew, Ben Turner. She is predeceased by her father, Vincent Terranova.
Private services will be held. Donations can be made in Lillian's name to DEF Relief Services, RAICES, or the ACLU.
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