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August 6, 1923 August 2, 2009
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Hilda Mae Willis

Sister Hilda Willis was born August 6, 1923 in Flora City, Florida, the daughter of Annie Love and Wade Oneal.

She was converted at an early age and joined Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church where she served throughout her life. For many years she served as a member of the Trustee Board, Senior Choir, and Usher Board. Sister Willis also served as the Church Secretary, Sunday School Teacher, and A.C.E. League Teacher. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

Hilda married the late Eddie Willis and together they nurtured many children and adults in the family and community. At her home, you were always welcomed. She was cheerful, patient, sharing, and a source of an abundance of family history and life wisdom. Hilda was an Avon Representative for many years, a housekeeper, hairdresser, adult literacy tutor, sewing instructor, and worked at Roger’s Christmas House.

She leaves to celebrate her memory, sister Beulah Willis; brother, John Wallace; sisters-in-law, Edna Willis and Ruby Fletcher of Brooksville, FL,  Inez Inmon (William) of St. Petersburg, FL, Erma Willis of Lakeland, FL and Mildred Johnson of Tampa, FL; also, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives of the Stewart, Lawson, Johnson, Smith, Oneal, Chester and Huggins Families.
Viewing: Friday, August 7, 2009 – 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. - Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Mondon Hill – 8160 WPA Road – Brooksville, FL   34601 – Rev. Willie Branch, Jr., Pastor
Services: Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 2:00 P.M. - Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Mondon Hill – 8160 WPA Road – Brooksville, FL   34601 – Rev. Willie Branch, Jr., Pastor/Officiant – Bishop Douglas Maura, Eulogist
Interment: Lang Memorial Cemetery, Mondon Hill, FL

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