OBITUARY

Hiliary Grant

December 16, 1953December 22, 2018
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Hiliary Lorraine Grant, 65 years old, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2018 at her home in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Hiliary was born December 16, 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica. She migrated from Jamaica to New York in the early 1970s to pursue a modeling career and finish her last year in high school at William Taft in the Bronx. She attended Long Island University and received a Master of Science in Education.

In 1983, Hiliary birthed her first child, Chauncey Mahan and 3 years later, her daughter Holly Mahan. She worked multiple jobs outside of the board of education to provide for her children, yet still had time to teach them love and life lessons.

She retired from New York City Department of Education to move to Florida to enjoy the warm weather. She purchased her dream home and worked at Sunshine Elementary as a Guidance Counselor. She was a member of the NAACP and belonged to the Pilgram Church in Port Charlotte. For enjoyment, she loved to host parties for her friends, travel and brag about her children.

She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, class, intelligence, humor, compassion, empathy, passion, drive, fearlessness, courage, spontaneity, impeccable sense of fashion, but most of all her love for her children, family and friends.

She is survived by son, Chauncey Mahan Jr; daughter, Holly Mahan; grandchildren: Chance Mahan, Chayse Mahan, and Chad Mahan, partner, Desmond Demas; sisters: Donnett Williams, Charmaine Grant, and Margo Grant; brother, Ruel Grant; and four nieces and four nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 12th, 2018 at Fountainhead Funeral Home, 7359 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, Florida 32909 with interment at Fountainhead Memorial Park. The visitation will be held from 1pm to the time of the service. A repast will be held after the memorial service at Veterans Memorial Complex, 2285 Minton Road, Melbourne, Florida 32904.

The family thanks you for your support and your expressions of sympathy will always be remembered.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Repass Saturday, January 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Tammy Hylton

March 9, 2019

Thinking of you Hillary ❤️💙. I know you are at peace. I still miss you. "T"

Tammy Hylton

January 17, 2019

Hillary was my friend. We met many years ago while working at Lehigh Middle School and just last year she and I worked together at Riverdale High. My husband and I had a two peice band (One Love Duo) and Hillary was our favorite fan. We went out for dinner, I have a picture of when we were invited to her home ( one of several visits) for dinner. We spoke on the phone often. I could really make her laugh and that is what I will remember. I really miss her and my heart is broken. She is the only one that called me "T". Yes, I think of her often. Wow I can't believe you are gone. Love T

Francine Walker

January 12, 2019

To many memories for us to write about. But we just want you both to know that we are here for you. We will miss you Cuz!
From your family, The Walker, Davis and Reid.

Richard Reynolds

January 10, 2019

Too many memories to jus share 1, more than my aunt at times more so my second mom. I'll never forget u and the many lessons you've shown us through pure love.. this hurts jus typing it but as you've stated on many occasions we've got each other...CJ &Holly jus reach if needed. Love u Auntie S.I.P.

Whittney Haggins

January 10, 2019

I am very saddened to hear of the loss of Miss Hilary. I remember when I first met her years ago in NYC, she was very pleasant and each time after that she was always welcoming and nice to me as CJs friend. CJ and Holly, I extend my deepest sympathy to you but know that she is at peace and you will see her again one day. I love your family and I am going to continue to pray that god grants you the strength and peace of mind to pull through the difficult loss of losing your mother. CJ, I love you and I am here for you, please never forget that.

Shakia Jackson

January 10, 2019

CJ & Holly I am deeply saddened by the news of your moms passing. I wish you and ur family peace, strength and wellbeing during this difficult time. Hillary was one of the funniest women I knew I enjoyed every moment we spent together. She had a beautiful soul, she will be missed.

Carol Grant

January 9, 2019

Hillary will be sadly missed . She was caring , young at heart , fun loving and enjoyed life to the full . She was strong and determined to do whatever she sets out to do. She was a good friend . I will truly miss you my friend. You are at peace in a safe haven until we meet again .
To the family I give my condolences. May this transition be filled with beautiful memories of her and let her light shine each and every day in memory of this precious gem . I miss you my sister and friend. S.I.P.

Vivian Nedd-Winchester

January 8, 2019

My prayers goes out to the family of Hiliary Grant. As a close and dear friend to her sister Donnett, I share in her sorrow and know Hiliary’s love will be forever remembered. ~Vivian and Vivani

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Biography

Hiliary Lorraine Grant, 65 years old, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2018 at her home in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Hiliary was born December 16, 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica. She migrated from Jamaica to New York in the early 1970s to pursue a modeling career and finish her last year in high school at William Taft in the Bronx. She attended Long Island University and received a Master of Science in Education.

In 1983, Hiliary birthed her first child, Chauncey Mahan and 3 years later, her daughter Holly Mahan. She worked multiple jobs outside of the board of education to provide for her children, yet still had time to teach them love and life lessons.

She retired from New York City Department of Education to move to Florida to enjoy the warm weather. She purchased her dream home and worked at Sunshine Elementary as a Guidance Counselor.
She was a member of the NAACP and belonged to the Pilgram Church in Port Charlotte. For enjoyment, she loved to host parties for her friends, travel and brag about her children.

She will be remembered for her outgoing personality, class, intelligence, humor, compassion, empathy, passion, drive, fearlessness, courage, spontaneity, impeccable sense of fashion, but most of all her love for her children, family and friends.

She is survived by son, Chauncey Mahan Jr; daughter, Holly Mahan; grandchildren: Chance Mahan, Chayse Mahan, and Chad Mahan, partner, Desmond Demas; sisters: Donnett Williams, Charmaine Grant, and Margo Grant; brother, Ruel Grant; and four nieces and four nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 12th, 2018 at Fountainhead Funeral Home, 7359 Babcock Street SE, Palm Bay, Florida 32909 with interment at Fountainhead Memorial Park. The visitation will be held from 1pm to the time of the service. A repast will be held after the memorial service at Veterans Memorial Complex, 2285 Minton Road, Melbourne, Florida 32904.