Berta Mae Hilliard, 102, of Goldston died Saturday, August 31, 2019 at her residence.
Mrs. Hilliard was born on August 17, 1917, the daughter Ezekiel L. and Oppie Jane Gaines Hilliard. Berta was native of Chatham County, a homemaker and poultry farmer. She loved working in her garden, flowers and cooking. Berta was a member of Gaines Grove Primitive Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joe Hilliard.
She is survived by her children: Jack Hilliard, Nancy Hilliard Shaw, and Dan Hilliard all of Goldston, grandchildren; Marty Shaw, Beth Yow, Kenneth Hilliard and Tonya Jolly, ten great grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday, September 2, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 PM at Gaines Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Bonlee Carbonton Road and other times at the family home. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Zack Byrd and Rev. David Hicks officiating. Burial will follow at the Gaines Grove Cemetery, Goldston.
Memorial may be made to Gaines Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Lucy Emerson, 135 Oren Gaines Road, Goldston, NC, 27252.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Hilliard Family.
On line condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.