OBITUARY

Angela "Angie" Hillman

March 7, 1969January 29, 2021

Angela (Angie) Hillman, passed away suddenly of natural causes on January 29, 2021.

Beloved daughter of John & Barbara Hillman. Loving sister of Amy Beth (Jordan) Pantelides & Andie (Sam) Fabian. Most proud auntie of Maddie, Abby, Grace, Ben & Mia. Also missed by her furry companion Sophie Anne.

Devoted teacher, director, mentor & friend.

She lived in Love & Light.

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Michael Sant

October 16, 2021

Consistently I would hurriedly roam into a favorite class of mine led by her. After several times of doing this, she purchased me a phone to wake me. No other teacher in my life made me feel special like she did. I never got to tell her how wonderful she was to me. Perhaps one day in heaven.

Barbara Karamon

May 9, 2021

I am deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of your dear daughter, Angie. As I recall, she was an excellent student, talented and beautiful. Barbara and John, please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. God’s special blessing on your whole family.

Celeste Mays

March 9, 2021

Man so many memories ms hillman its crazy I remember you calling yourself a woprah and I laughed histerically I remember our last conversation was at the protest and how proud you was of me that I helped put together a huge thing like that I cherish every moment with you love you and miss you

Jack Cameron

February 24, 2021

I am one of the very many, one of the very lucky people touched by this beautiful person: so much love centered around Angela Hillman.
The fondest and most meaningful moments of my high school experience were in Franklin's theater and in Ms. Hillman's classroom. She made extra parts in productions so that people like me could have the theater experience. It seemed she made everyone feel noticed--feel special. She did for me. She had time for everyone.
It's hard to believe that one person could put so much good in the world, and now it falls upon us, if we would love her and honor her, to sustain her movement of compassion, of kindness and of love. I cherish the brief contact that our lives had, and my sincerest condolences are for the Hillman family.

Martes Jones

February 14, 2021

I remember when I was really sad and new to capa I messed up on a performance and she made me feel better she was such a nice person I don’t go to church hill anymore but I just found out from a friend she will be truly missed ❤️ I send my condolences to her family and friends 🙏🙏

John Hajec

February 14, 2021


I first met Angie's mom, Barb while a student at Franklin HS in 1991. I can remember during that time she talked about her family, some of whom I would meet almost 30 years later when my daughter joined CAPA. After having met John, it is easy to see how together; they could have raised a passionate, loving, and prolifically talented woman such as Angie. Over the last four years, I enjoyed seeing her work with the CAPA students manifest into truly great productions, how their talents improved from year to year, and the enthusiasm they put into everything they did. Many of these young people will realize for years to come, the ways she impacted their lives. My heart aches for John and Barbara, the Hillman family, and everyone else who is struggling with this incredible loss. I want to thank her and all the good teachers trying to make a difference, you are.

Matthew Bennett

February 10, 2021

Angie was my drama teacher in high school while teaching at Franklin 04-07. I had a highly turbulent abusive home life and Angie was truly one of the few people to cross my young life who selflessly persisted in trying to support me. She was warm, invested, concerned and embracing. I had recently spoken with her at my restaraunt in Northville months ago. I'm truly terribly sorry to hear of her loss; I'd love to come to any service that may be held. She never left my heart as an example of hope. <3

Denzel Short

February 7, 2021

Angela was one of my students in Biology at Churchill High School during one of my later years of teaching. Some students and name one always remembers and Angie was one of them. She always brightened my day, came to class with a smile, and I always appreciated her kindness. I was so happy when I heard she was going into teaching, because I knew she would radiate that same joy and compassion to to her students that she exhibited in my class. I am so sorry to hear of her death, and pray for comfort to her family. I know of the sadness because two years ago we lost a son about her age. He was a pastor, and like Angie it seems they were taken from us just when they were doing so much good. Again our prayers of comfort to Angie's family

Julie Cencer

February 6, 2021

Ms. Hillman's sparkly personality, contagious optimism, and unrivaled passion for inspiring and leading young people will never be forgotten. She wrote her indelible signature on the minds and hearts of countless students and educators. May the Lord welcome Ms. Angie Hillman into His loving embrace, comfort and heal her family, and give the LPS community strength during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Ms. Hillman. Thank you for sharing your gifts with so many!

Cate Visscher

February 4, 2021

Ms. Hillman,

It still doesn't feel real that you are gone. I would not be the person I am today without your love and guidance. You took me in as a stressed out freshman worried about every single thing, especially history test, and calmed me down with encouraging words, hugs, and lots and lots of love beads. You made CAPA such a supportive and loving place that it felt, and still feels like second family. Your personality lit up a room and your love for others reached out far beyond the classroom. Oh what I would give to hear you say "Cathy" in your own special way just one more time and to dance on the tables in your classroom on November 1st to Christmas music but for now all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for everything.
-Cate Visscher, Class of 2019

FROM THE FAMILY