Lillie Belle was born in 1922, in Copiah County, Mississippi to parents Leah Arnold and Frank Amos. She was the eighth child born to the couple. On January 24, 1942, Lillie Belle married Ellis Tucker in Wesson, Lincoln County, Mississippi. For many years, Lillie Belle did domestic work for well-known families in Gulfport, Mississippi and Chicago, Illinois. She had no children of her own. Aunt Lillie died in Brookhaven, Mississippi on October 13, 2007.