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Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Jerry W. Hilliard

September 14, 1942June 8, 2020

Mr. Jerry W. Hilliard, 77, of Pleasant Garden, died Monday, June 8, 2020 at his home. A private service will be held. A family man, dear friend and proud veteran of the US Air Force, Jerry was loved and respected by those who knew him. Jerry was a people person who made everyone feel comfortable. Having “never met a stranger”, Jerry was quick to strike up a conversation - especially when he saw an opportunity to help or encourage. He was ready to laugh and bring out the humor in others. He lived his life with a simple joy, never judging anyone. An engineer of all things, Jerry had a beautiful curiosity of how everything works. He excelled at problem-solving. This is why he enjoyed being hands-on in his property development and management business. It is also why he was a graduate of the NC State University engineering program. Jerry enjoyed traveling and vacationing with his family. He appreciated nature. Devoted to his family, friends and living life straight and right, Jerry truly modeled the best qualities in humanity – patience, humility and unconditional love. He will continue to be with us in our daily thoughts and prayers. Son of Herman Hilliard and Rosabelle Fields Hilliard, Jerry was born September 14, 1942 in Greensboro, NC. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Herman Hilliard, Jr. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Ann Hilliard; son, Rick Hilliard (Blair) of Greensboro; daughters, Paula McMillan (Zach) of Summerfield and Cheryl Habrat (Dan) of Wilmington; sister, Gene Lasley of TN and brother, Larry Hilliard of Greensboro; four grandchildren: Halle, Haven, Zahn and Hylan; nephews: Bobby and Todd; nieces: Tracy, Leslie, Sherry, Sally and Michelle. The family asks with gratitude that memorials in Jerry’s name be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Greater Carolinas, 3101 Industrial Drive, Ste. 210, Raleigh, NC 27609. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com

Services

  • A private service will be held.

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Teya Priest Johnston

July 1, 2020

This kind man was my step-uncle. His brother Herman my beloved step dad. Jerry always made me feel like the conversation we were having at the moment was the most important thing going on for him. He had an intelligence and open mind that I loved and I will never forget our inspiring talks. He had an inquisitive side about many subjects from outer space to health and inspiring views of future possibilities. I always appreciated his upbeat and cheerful demeanor and I will always remember him fondly. His wife Anne
is one of the sweetest women on earth and I pray she and the family will be comforted by the memories of Jerry always.
Teya Priest-Johnston

Kathryn Yokley

July 1, 2020

Dear Ann and children, It's been many years from the time we lived next door to you in Random Woods. Those were such precious times and such wonderful neighbors. Please accept our love and condolences in the loss of Jerry.

Anna Blake Snider

June 16, 2020

Ann and family,
You have my sincere sympathy in your loss of Jerry. My husband, Lee, and I have always looked forward to seeing and visiting with him at our class reunions over the years. We will be praying for you and the family.

Anna Blake Snider

Lisa Fleming

June 14, 2020

Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Lisa Carson Fleming

Larry Ring

June 14, 2020

Ann, You and family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jerry's leadership abilities were recognized early in life as our Senior Class President at Bessemer High School. Being nominated for "Best Personality" and "Most Dependable", he proved these through his life in all his endeavors. He will be missed at class reunions and BHS dinners at Bill"s.
Larry

Theresa Wagoner

June 14, 2020

Ann, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jerry was a very special friend all the way thru school. It was always a joy to see the both of you at our class reunions and any get together we had. I still remember the strawberries he brought me in the 3rd grade.
Theresa Rayle Wagoner

Clarence Hilliard

June 14, 2020

Ann, Diane and I have you and your family in our prayers. Many fond memories of Jerry. Growing up in the neighborhood, Going to Bessemer together, class reunions and the get togethers at Bill's. Clarence

Susan Menendez

June 13, 2020

May God comfort you and hold you close during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Gary Hobson and Susan

Marshall Collette

June 12, 2020

I am really gonna miss jerry...Thanksgiving..Christmas..Easter Family get to gathers will not be the same without his Prayer before Meals...His Way of explaining his Beliefs..his smile..His love for his Family....He told me that my Deviled Eggs were some of the Best he had ever Eaten...I will miss that...But be rest assured he was Met at the Gate by My little Zena with open arms & a Hug...I Pray for all the Family in this Sad Time...Love ya all...Mean it !!

Candice Yagmin

June 12, 2020

I’ll remember Jerry in many positive ways-with a big smile and a great sense of humor, always great with a story. It is not how long a man lives, but how deep that life is. In your pain and sorrow remember that he was a great man. Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for you at this time

FROM THE FAMILY