Lillie Fletcher lovingly cared for animals, family

Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 8:14 p.m. CST; updated 10:26 a.m. CST, Tuesday, January 29, 2013

COLUMBIA – Teresa Ireland recalls a time when her son, Travis Austin Ireland, and her late mother, Lillie Mae Fletcher, were sitting at a picnic table together having lunch. While they were eating, a blue jay perched oddly close to Mrs. Fletcher. Animals knew what kind of person she was.