Rachel Catherine Hillman

August 14, 1992December 27, 2012

Rachel Catherine Hillman went home to the Lord on December 27, 2012. She leaves behind family and friends that already miss her and look forward to the day we will all see her again.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5-7 pm at Flora United Methodist Church. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm at Tri-County Academy preceded by visitation at 2:00pm. Interment will follow at Flora Cemetery.

Miss Hillman was a native and resident of Flora. She was born on August 14, 1992 and had a bright future ahead of her. She was a 2010 graduate of Tri-County Academy and currently attended Mississippi State University. Rachel grew up in a strong and loving Christian family and was herself a follower of Christ. She was a faithful member of the Flora United Methodist Church and an active member of the Emmaus Community. A room would light up when Rachel entered it. Her infectious smile and bubbly personality always made others feel better, which made her major of public relations a natural choice.

Rachel is survived by her loving parents, Jeff and Cathy Hillman, and brothers, Cooper and Connor, all of Flora. She also leaves behind maternal grandparents, Don and Marylou Lane, of Flora and paternal grandfather, Joe W. Cooper, of Philadelphia, MS. She was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Helen Ruth Cooper.

Rachel also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends that miss her dearly. She will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Flora United Methodist Church PO Box 289, Flora, MS 39071. The family requests that the memorials be designated for either the church Building Fund or the Flora Emmaus and Chrysalis Community Group for future scholarships.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Valerie Craig

January 9, 2013

On behalf of the Kappa Delta Parents' Club from Mississippi State University, we would like to express our deepest sympathy. We send prayers of comfort and peace from our families to yours.


January 9, 2013

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

Kim Phillips

January 1, 2013

Cathy, Jeff, Cooper and Conner you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will forever remember Rachel's beautiful spirit and presence.

Jeff and Kim Phillips
Cole, Gage, and Annslee Martin

Kendra Burns Vega

December 31, 2012

Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss! Your family is in my continuous prayers!

Loyd and Denise Ashley

December 31, 2012

Cathy and Jeff and family,
Our hearts and prayers are with you.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Stan Hulsey

December 30, 2012

Cathy and Jeff know that I am praying for you....

The Macumbers

December 30, 2012

Rachel was truly a gift from God. We will have her in our hearts forever. Corey loved her and is heartbroken that her time was so short. We were so blessed to have known her and had the privilege of loving her.

Elizabeth Bell

December 29, 2012

I am broken hearted at the loss of Rachel.I pray for her family and friends that you may feel some comfort in the facat that she is saved by Christ and you will see her again. Love to your family

missy waldrup

December 29, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. She is a beautiful girl. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I will continue to keep yall in my prayers.

Lynn Forsythe

December 29, 2012

I can't find the words to say how deeply sorrowful I am for your family's loss of dear Rachel. May God comfort you and give you stength in the days ahead.