God in his infinite mercy and grace called home Hilda Davis Hope to rest, early Sunday morning, July 20, 2003, at Forsyth Medical Center after a short period of illness.
She was the daughter of the late David John Davis Sr. and Alice Powell Davis, born to them Nov. 6, 1948, in Burlington.
She joined Mars Hill Baptist Church at an early age. Hilda was a graduate of Atkins High School class of 1966. She attended Winston-Salem State University and also Forsyth Technical Community College. She was married for 35 years and to that union three children where born. She formerly resided in Spanish Pines Community. Hilda was employed by Tyco formerly AMP Inc. and she formerly worked at Western Electric (AT&T). She had a very humble, quiet spirit and was a loving person to her family, friends and neighbors. She loved taking care of her family and traveling with her husband. Inclusive of her many talents and hobbies she had a love for flowers and gardening and she shared her flowers and garden with those she loved. She was inspirational to every life she touched. She held to God's unchanging hands through her illness. Her loving heart and caring home will always be cherished by her family.
She leaves to cherish her memories her devoted husband, David D. Hope; a daughter, Crystal (Jay) Lowery of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, David 0. (Orielle) Hope Jr. of Winston-Salem and Christopher R. Hope of Kernersville; five sisters, Pauline Camon of Greensboro, Helen (Robert) Edwards of Winston-Salem, Delores Coble of Memphis, Tenn., Jeanette D. (Jerry D.) Gilmore of Winston-Salem and Shirley (Russell) Shelton of Winston-Salem; a brother, David J. Davis Jr. (Robe) of Winston-Salem; grandchildren Jashaun R. Lowery, Jasmine A. Lowery and Daysia A. Hope; a brother-in-law, Jack (Lettie) Hope of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Janice (George) Powell; many nieces and nephews, including her sibling's children, Robin Hope and Carlin and Janell Hope, all of Winston-Salem; cousin Margaret Jones of Goldsboro; the godmother of her children, Romaine Hollis of Winston-Salem; other relatives, Ms. Sonya Lowery of Oklahoma and Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Ellis of Connecticut.; she also was fond of her co-workers, her extended family from Western Electric and TYCO (AMP Inc.); and a host of other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
The funeral service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. July 26, 2003, at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Lewis Crawford officiating and Pastor Nelson B. Dean of Atlanta, Ga., as the eulogist. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The family may be contacted and the funeral cortege will assemble and leave from the residence, 546 Lowergate Lane, Kernersville. "In loving memory of our loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28. Arrangements entrusted to and services conducted by Gilmore Funeral Home Service. (Gilmore)
Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 7/25/2003.