OBITUARY

Mrs. Hilda Lucia (Williams) Riley

October 23, 1938August 8, 2019
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Hilda Riley was born Hilda Lucia Williams on October 23,1938 in St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Island to Herbert and Cecilia Williams. Her Mother proceeded her in death as a young child and was raised by her Step Mother, Olympia Thomas.

Ms. Riley accepted Christ at a young age, she graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School in St Thomas. Ms Riley enjoyed helping and taking care of people, so she moved to Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Nursing school. Ms Riley later moved to Dallas Texas, where she worked at various hospitals. She retired from VA Hospital after 38 years of service as a Nurse in 2009, where she was recognized for many awards and accomplishments. Ms Riley was well respected and loved by many of her peers for her hard work, helpfulness and dedication to the field of Nursing. Ms Riley was very knowledgeable in her field, so everyone enjoyed working with her. She loved working in her yard, Ms Riley had the patience and time to give life to plants and grass that needed nurturing and with everyone she came in contact with. Ms Riley loved sports especially football. Although Ms Riley made Dallas her home for many years, everyone knew she hated the Dallas Cowboys. She favored all East coast teams, so there were many disagreements with friends and co-workers. You were not going to win any disagreement with her because she knew sports or any disagreement of any kind........ you were not going to win. Ms Riley was a loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother to her family and played a part in instilling gratitude, honesty and Integrity in everything she did.

Ms Riley was preceded in death by Brothers: Herbert Williams Jr., Hubert Williams, Arthur Grant, Maxwell Thomas, Alfredo Roberts Sister: Evelyn Williams, Daughter: LaVerne Bryan

Ms Riley leaves to cherish her memory Brothers: Vincent Grant, Wilfred Grant, Alvin Grant, Albert Williams (Reina) . Sisters: Mavis Peterson, Valerie Peterson Janet Liverpool, Eleanor Grant, Children: Annie Riley, Sandra Rauls (Keith), Richard Riley( Cherise), Grandchildren: Keron Freeman, Ricky "Lil Rick" Rauls, Kristin "Cupcake" Freeman, Ernest "Baby"Freeman, Joshua Riley, Rodrick Rauls, Ryan Rauls. Great - Great children: Renee Rauls, Keirya Freeman and a host of many niece and nephew and friends.

Services

24 August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Laurel Land Memorial Chapel

6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75232

24 August

Committal Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Laurel Land Memorial Park

6300 South R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75232

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, August 23, 2019

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Mrs. Hilda Lucia (Williams) Riley

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jeanette turner

August 23, 2019

Our prayers are with you.
We are going to miss granny. She touched our ❤️ your neighbor The Turner's

Yolanda Williams

August 21, 2019

To the family of such a "one of a kind of person"!
We all here at the Va send you our prayers during this time!! Take heart in knowing she truly made a difference to all who worked with her!!
Yolanda Williams and the 4C crew....

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