Hilda Miller Williams
Hilda Miller Williams entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born on September 21, 1935 to the late August, Sr. and Eliza Etienne Miller. She was the seventh of ten children. Hilda was a 1954 graduate of English Turn School. She later attended Dillard University and Xavier University. She retired from the Metropolitan Developmental Center, where she worked as a Resident Training Specialist. During her time there, she cared for and built lasting relationships with individuals dealing with intellectual disability. She was the devoted wife of the late Vincent Paul Williams. To this union, Stacey Tranelle & Elizbeth Ann Williams were born. She was the proud grandmother of Taelor Elizabeth & Paiton Leigh Young, Seth William Reddick and Noah Troy Fiffie. She was the stepmother of Rose Marie (Clarence) Griffin, Susan (Dave) Simon, Peggy (Vernon) Williams, Marlena (Eddie) Cowart and the late Helen (Gerald) Griffin, Kerry Williams and Carolyn (Lawrence) Encalade. She was the godmother of Ricky Turner, Marvin Miller, Gerald Riley, and Patricia Miller Pickens. She was a lifelong resident of Phoenix, La., and member of St. Joseph Baptist Church. She was baptized at St. Joseph Baptist church by her uncle, the late Rev. John Miller. She served in the choir since she was a very young child even before being baptized. She was the Adult Sunday School teacher at St. Joseph for many years. She had a true love and dedication for Christ and living as a Christian woman. She shared these values with everyone she came in contact with. She was a true warrior for Christ. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, her parents, her siblings, the late August Jr., Clovis, Willis, Freddie, Frank, Leonard, Jeannetta, Ellen Miller and Geraldine Riley. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, grandchildren, one sister in law, Authorine Miller, and devoted nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family attended a visitation and funeral service at St. Joseph Baptist Church on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Interment: St. Joseph Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this hard time. Special thanks to the staff of Tulane Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Elizabeth Bowles, and the Heart of Hospice and Passages Hospice House staffs for the excellent care that was provided. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.