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Willie R. Hillman

April 1, 2023

Willie Hillman Obituary

  Willie Roy Hillman, 81, of 603 Berkshire Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts, departed this life on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Lifecare of Wilbraham.  Born in Zebulon (Pike County), Georgia, he was a son of Douglas Hillman and Queen (Walker) Hillman.  A fifty-five year resident of Springfield, Willie was had been employed in factory work, painting, general contracting, and building construction.  He was known as the “fix-it” handyman.  He was a good man and had a knack for giving others nicknames. 

  Pre-deceased by his longtime partner of fifty-eight years, Mae Jeffery, Willie is survived by two sons, Ramsey Hillman of West Springfield, Massachusetts and Darron Hillman of Westfield, Massachusetts;  a daughter, Machelle Hillman of Springfield;  three step-children, Patricia Nulls of Springfield and Robert Lee Jeffery and Angeline Jeffery, both of Chicopee, Massachusetts;  eight grandchildren;  two step-grandchildren;  six great-grandchildren;  and a host of other relatives and friends. 

The procession to Oak Grove Cemetery for the graveside service will depart from Harrell Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

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Graveside Service
April 18, 2023

10:30 AM
Harrell Funeral Home
355 Saint James Avenue
Springfield, MA 01109


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