Age 92 of Millville, DE. Our family remembers how fortunate we were to have Hilda Achilles-Child as a mother and grandmother.
On February 12, 1920 Hilda was born in Sussex County to Sara and Elwood Workman. She died peacefully at Cadbury at Lewes on March 15, 2012. The time in between is filled with memories of a vibrant woman that always brightened the lives of those lucky enough to have known her.
In her early years, Hilda was a telephone operator and later retired from the postal service. She was a homemaker, great cook and better friend.
Hilda was preceded in death by Leroy Achilles and Jerry Child, two men who were lucky to call her wife, two sisters, Thelma Richardson and Gladys McCabe and a brother Preston Workman. She is survived by her brother, Ralph Workman, sister-in-law Ruth Workman, and sister Kathleen Bryan. She also leaves behind her children, Art Achilles, Brad Achilles, Clark Achilles and his wife Carol, Dawn Smith and her husband Charlie and a granddaughter, Hanna Achilles, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Please remember Hilda for her warmth and sense of humor, but most of all remember her with a smile.
A funeral service will be held at 1pm on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call after 12 Noon. Burial will follow at Millsboro Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or to Mt. Olivet Brethren Church, 28096 Shortly Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947
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