SALEM — Hilda J Hill was born July 12, 1944. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by the ones who loved her most on March 5, 2021. She will be cremated per her request. There will be no visitation. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date.
Hilda was a one-of-a-kind woman. Everyone loved her; She would do anything for anyone especially her grandchildren. She is going to be deeply missed. She loved having bonfires and roasting smores in her backyard. She also enjoyed going to five brothers and drinking coffee with her coffee buddies. Her biggest joy in life was watching her children and grandchildren grown into adults and seeing her great-grandbabies.
She was the daughter of Bertha and Raymond Wilkins. She was a retired factory worker. She was the last of her siblings.
Daughters: Alberta and Rod Nice of Dahlgren IL, and Lisa and Jeff Bailey of Mississippi.
Grandchildren: Two grandchildren she played a HUGE part in raising Rochel and Chris Barnhart of Salem IL and Dustin White of Iuka.
Other grandchildren include: David and Heather White of Salem IL; Mike Nice of Dahlgren IL; Josh White of Iuka IL; Tiffany and Aubrey Macom of Mississippi; Jeff and Erin Bailey of Louisiana; Rachel Nice of Dahlgren IL
Great Grandchildren: Gregory and Jacob Miller of Salem IL; Aaron, Austin and Skyler White of Iuka IL; Ryder White of Salem IL; Loretta and Jolene White of Albion IL; Josh Jr and Jackie White of Fairfield IL; Kaiden Davis and Kylah Bailey of Mississippi; and Luca Bailey of Louisiana; Zoey McKinney of Dahlgren IL
She is proceeded by her spouse Jerry Phillips, mother, father, siblings and one great-grandchild Clayton Griffith.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted by the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 97, Salem, IL 62881, entrusted with the family’s care.