Naomi R. (Rowell) Hilliard

Born: Fri., May 9, 1941
Died: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 26, 2015
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Mon., Oct. 26, 2015
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church

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Naomi R. Hilliard, age 74, of West Columbia, SC passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Lexington Medical Center. Mrs. Hilliard was born in Barnwell County, SC, a daughter of the late Bessie Delk Rowell and James Monroe Rowell.

Visitation will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Broad River Road on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Funeral services will be held immediately after visitation at 3:00PM and will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Carol Byrd. The family will receive friends at other times at Mrs. Hilliard’s residence. Burial will take place at Fort Jackson National Cemetery on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 promptly at 11:00AM.

Naomi was a graduate of Blackville High School, Blackville, SC in 1959 and Donbonné College of Beauty Culture in 1960 in Columbia, SC. She was a hairdresser for about 10 years prior to becoming a full-time homemaker. Naomi was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. Naomi enjoyed seeing her friends from all over the USA at the 328thC/R. Co. annual ASA Army reunion each year. The family would like to give a special “thank you” to Dr. Steven Madden and all of his staff of Lexington Oncology. In addition, all staff of the 8th floor, Infusion Center and the 3rd floor ICU at The Lexington Medical Center Hospital. All of you were our Angels and may God bless you for your kindness and love!

Mrs. Hilliard is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert “Bob” L. Hilliard, Sr. of West Columbia SC; a daughter,Andrea Hilliard Christiansen, and son-in-law, Chris Christiansen, of Chapin, SC; son, Robert “Rob” L. Hilliard, Jr., of Charlotte, NC; and granddaughters, Haley Christiansen and Kaitlyn “Katie” Christiansen, of Chapin, SC; and sisters: Kitty Boyd of Orangeburg, SC, Gwendolyn Hutto of Hilda, SC and Ann Waldrop of West Columbia, SC and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews along with other sisters-in law and brothers-in-law. Naomi also loved the extended families made while living in Virginia and Indiana. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her sisters Evelyn Windham, Hattie Baxley and Martha Towne as well as her brothers James Monroe, Jr., Douglas Rowell and Robert Rowell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hilda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 69, Hilda, SC, 29813, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1715 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of one's choice.

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   Posted Sat October 24, 2015
Bob & Family,
We are so sorry. She will certainly be missed, not only by your family, but by us also.

With Love & Prayers,
John & Frances

Ella Hilliard
   Posted Sat October 24, 2015
A better sister-in-law no one could ask for. Will miss you Naomi. Prayers and love to Bob, Rob, Andrea, Chris, Haylie and Katie.

ANNNA Liza WIlliams
   Posted Sat October 24, 2015
Our hearts are heavy, but we know Aunt Naomi is in a better place with no more suffering. We love Y'all, & I pray your faith in God, will give comfort & healing in the weeks to come.

Johnny and Bonny Henry
   Posted Sun October 25, 2015
Dear Bobby and family,
Our deepest condolences to you all in the loss of Naomi. She was a very sweet and wonderful person. I know she is up there with Roben and Bobby talking about old times at Lake Murray. Love to all!

Marilyn Keisler Prater
   Posted Sun October 25, 2015
Bob, Andrea, Rob and family - I am so sorry to hear of Naoma's passing. I know how much she was loved by all of her family and many friends. Please know that my prayers are with you and I know that God is with you.

robert hall
   Posted Sun October 25, 2015

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Robert and Jo Hall.

with a sad and heavy Heart We will miss Naomi, We send our Love to the Family. The 328 will not be the same without her Robert and Jo Hall

Chuck Archie
   Posted Mon October 26, 2015
Rob and family. I never got to meet your mom but I know she had to be a very special lady because of the awesome person you are. You will have many memories to share and reminisce in the coming days months and years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love to you!!!

Megan, RN (LMC 8th Oncology)
   Posted Mon October 26, 2015
Though I knew Mrs. Hilliard for only a short time, I know she was an amazing woman who brought joy to many, including those of us who cared for her at LMC. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Jim Carlough
   Posted Mon October 26, 2015
Rob, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mother. She will be truly missed and I will include her in my thoughts and prayers.

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