Elbra Lillian “Lil” Wilstach Plott

Published 9:10 am Friday, January 2, 2015

Elbra Lillian “Lil” Wilstach Plott

Elbra Lillian “Lil” Wilstach Plott, 28, has found peace from the mental health issues that tormented her since adolescence. She passed away in her apartment in Birmingham Dec. 30, just when it seemed she might be gaining control of her life again.
She is survived by her son, Atticus Judd Osborn Plott, Montevallo; her parents, Bill Plott and Nancy Wilstach, Montevallo; her brother, Charles Naivar, Collegeville, Pa.; her sisters, Mary Leach (Jamie), Tuscaloosa, and Margaret Davenport (Dustin), Deatsville; her nieces, Madison and Morgan Naivar, Phoenixville, Pa., and Sydney Davenport, Deatsville; and her nephews, Sam, Nick and Jack Leach, Tuscaloosa and Asher Davenport, Deatsville.
A native of Montevallo, she was baptized and confirmed at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She attended University Baptist Church Child Development Center, public schools in Montevallo and the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham.
She spent a number of summers at The Cullowhee Experience, a camp for gifted students at the University of Western Carolina. She received a Batten Scholarship to Hollins University where she was graduated with a degree in film and photography in 2008. She has credits listed in the IMDB.com data base.
Lillian had a brilliant mind and a passion for writing. One of her poems, “Catching Kafka,” was published in The Best Teen Writing of 2003.
She loved movies; she loved to read; and most of all she loved her son, Atticus. When she realized her mental health problems left her unable to properly care for him, she put him in her parents’ custody so he would be surrounded by care and love.
Her smile, her wit and her love of life made her many friends over the years.
Despite the troubles in her own life, she could step forward when needed. When her friends Steven Judd and Tony were dying of cancer, she was a constant caregiver. When her grandmother was dying in 2010 and the family was at loose ends, Lil took charge. She made her grandmother’s last days peaceful and helped the rest of the family through that difficult time. They will be forever grateful for her strength at that time.
The funeral will be a private ceremony. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Jan. 2, at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo).
Memorials may be made to University Baptist Church Child Development Center, (PO Box 3, Montevallo, AL 35115), where Atticus has followed his mother and his Aunt Maggie in the pre-K program.