PATRICIA HILLIARD-NUNN
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HILLIARD-NUNN, PATRICIA
A A powerful and dedicated humanitarian has been called to rest. Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn passed away August 5, 2020 surrounded by family at her home in Gainesville, FL.
Dr. Hilliard-Nunn moved to Gainesville thirty years ago with her family and was employed with the University of Florida. She was Graduate of Hampton University where she received her BA degree, she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., The Links Inc., American Association of University of Women.
She is survived by husband, Kenneth Nunn, Gainesville; daughters, Foluke Nunn, East Point, GA, and Dayo Nunn, Gainesville; mother, Patsy Jo Hilliard, East Point, GA; sister, Robi Hill Herron, Stone Mountain, GA; brother, Hakim Hilliard, East Point, GA.
She was preceded in death by her father, Asa G. Hilliard, III; and brother Asa G. Hilliard, IV.
Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Omega, Omega Services, followed by The Links, Inc. Memorial Service.
Dr. Hilliard-Nunn will repose in Chestnut Memorial Chapel on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 from 2:00pm until 7:00pm; Interment will be at Pleasant Plain Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2020.
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August 18, 2020
Though decades have passed, it seems like just yesterday that we were in Liberia, living a rich childhood – you, the baby sister trying to hang with me and Asa IV on minibikes. I know that he, Asa III, and all of the ancestors welcomed you with open, loving arms. To the Hilliard and Nunn families, take courage in knowing that Trish has left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of many for time to come. Sleep in perfect peace and say hello to Brigitte for me.
Marie-Claire Brown, Washington DC
Friend
August 18, 2020
I have fond childhood memories of being around the Hillard's, in South San Francisco, after returning from Liberia. Rest in peace.
Susan J Hartzler
Friend
August 18, 2020
I have fond memories of Patricia...especially from visiting the family home in South San Francisco. Rest in peace my friend
Susan Joy Hartzler.
Susan J Hartzler
August 18, 2020
Dear Kenneth and Family;

My sincerest well wishes for you all in moving forward without the physical presence of your precious gem. I trust that her ancestors are ready to make her transition joyous and peaceful. I am hopeful that you all can take solace in the remembrances of her and your appreciation of the opportunity you had to know and love her. May the thoughts and prayers heaped upon you now keep you positive loving and strong until you all are able to meet Patricia again.
Otis Winfield
Classmate
August 17, 2020
To her family and friends,

She is a precious jewel. She is gone from this place but not our hearts. She was special to so many. I pray peace will come to you in your time of need.
Duuna
Student
August 17, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Laverne Mack
Friend
August 17, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Delphine Jackson
Acquaintance
August 16, 2020
WITH HEARTFELY SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY ,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.R.I.H.
Mary Milligan
Friend
August 16, 2020
Dear Nunn Family:

My condolences on the passing of Mrs. Nunn. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Patricia I know she was ever so impactful as a wife, mother, friend, and educator. In the days, weeks, months, and years ahead, please allow yourselves the opportunities to bask in the warm memories that you share with your dearly departed loved one, Patricia. These opportunities will arise at various times and places. They do for me as well. Just today at Costco I whipped out my iPhone just to show a complete rank stranger the picture of our six children, children my dearly departed wife recently left behind. After I explained that I recently became a widower he probably understood why I approached him to begin with. Other opportunities might be in listening to your favorite song, having a certain meal, looking at an old episode of the John Elroy Sandford aka Redd Foxx Show, etc., etc. Embrace the memories; cry through them (and you will) while at the same time remember that the suffering of these moments will not compare to the glory we will experience as a child of God forever, most blessed and eternal. Although I never met Patricia I’m sure she was trying her best to be that Proverbs 31 woman most sisters I know are trying to become. God, who has begun a good work in us is obliged now to make it perfect. Be comforted in this knowledge. Amen!
Raymond Scales
Friend
August 16, 2020
Dear Kenneth and family, our prayers and love go out to you for strength, comfort and cherished memories. Her sweet spirit has remained with us and resonated since we first met decades ago. Take good care and know that God’s peace and her spirit will always be with you. With our love, Jules and Michele Bagneris
Jules and Michele Bagneris
Friend
August 15, 2020
Patricia was a spiritual soul that everyone who came in contact with her felt comfortable and at peace. You were drawn to her magnetic personality. She was extremely knowledgeable but never overbearing and never ever pretentious, just calm and receptive of everyone. Not often are you spiritually bless to meet a person like Patricia. One who loved serving, sharing, participating, and doing to make us all more aware of what was important around us. Many eloquent words will be said about her, but one would have had to experience watching her, listening to her, and seeing the results of her immeasurable energy put forth to complete her many projects. God has blessed her family and will continue to bless them for their dedication shown to this community and around the country.
Dale E Williams
Friend
August 15, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. My deepest sympathies.
Monica Kuykendoll
August 15, 2020
My condolences to the members of the Nunn and Hilliard families. God is holding you in His hands during this time. I remember meeting Patricia and I must say she was smart, funny, formidable and someone I will never forget.
Roslyn Y. Spiegner - Jones
Acquaintance
August 15, 2020
Ken and Family:
My sincerest condolences for your loss. The few times I met Tricia she was always gracious and kind. Keep strong Ken and cherish those memories of your years together. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Serene
Serene D. Charles
Friend
August 15, 2020
To the Family, please accept my most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. Tricia and I were classmates at Hampton University. Our class was to celebrate its 35 year reunion this past Summer; however, due to the pandemic the physical activities were cancelled/postponed. Nonetheless, in preparation for the gathering, I found myself reflecting on those individuals that you “may not see” , but “you think about” often. Tricia was one of those individuals. Her smile alone could light up an otherwise gloom day and her passion for a cause could move mountains. May she rest in eternal peace. The gates of Heaven have welcomed home a faithful servant who’s job was well done
Cynthia John Laurencin
Classmate
August 14, 2020
To the Nunn and Hilliard families, please accept my deepest sympathy. In the few personal encounters we had, my soror was so sweet to me. I am mourning her loss with you.
Stephanie Davis
Friend
August 14, 2020
My heartfelt condolences and prayers in your loss. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Trish. She was so special and dearly loved. Thank God for allowing us to know her. I am really still lost for words. May she rest in peace now. No more suffering and no more heartache. She is in God's care, in His loving arms forever. Her dad and brother are welcoming her as well. We will always love and miss her. God will comfort and console the Hilliard and Nunn families. With all my love.
Frances Fox
Friend
August 14, 2020
We are so sadden about Tricia's passing. Tricia and Ken were such a inspiration to our Multiple Myeloma group family. She was always so full of life, even at her weakest moments. Love and prayers to Ken and their families. Tricia will be greatly missed by all. Linda Stegall Henry; MM Group Family facilitator.
Gainesville Multiple Myeloma Support Group
Family
August 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Condolences to the family.
Denise Ross
Friend
August 14, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Velma Hughes and Family
Friend
August 14, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Nunn and Hilliard families. We are so very sorry for your incredible loss and we pray for God’s peace to be with you. We are all better for having known Tricia.
Cheryl and Robert Franklin
Friend
August 13, 2020
A beautiful smile that was attached to a beautiful heart. I will never forget her kind spirit & awesome glow. A real life gem. I hope to leave people the way she always left me feeling. As if I mattered and I was important!! Missing you Queen!
Leslie Marshall
Friend
August 13, 2020
Tricia was such an asset to the community and a loving and brilliant sister. My love and support to Ken and the girls. I know she will be missed more than I can possibly imagine.
Allison Thompson
Friend
August 13, 2020
Zo was beautiful, brilliant and kind. She was an Artist with a great appreciation of art. She was my Sister Artist. She could turn gourds into beautiful works of art. I am thankful to her for the work she did in the Arredondo Community. I will truly miss her. My prayers and condolences to her family. God's peace be with you.

Karen Thomas
Sister Artist
Karen C Thomas
August 13, 2020
Dearest Hillard-Nunn family Trisha always had a conversation and a listening ear, kind words for everyone most especially for the elderly. I knew her as a woman who loved people. She had a kind soft powerful voice that spoke for justice for all people. She taught the youth to dance, women to use your voice for social justice, the elderly that you have power to change polices in your community with your vote. Her life can be summed up as in Micah 6: 8 "What does the Lord require of you To act Justly and To love Mercy and To walk humbly with your God." So thankful to have been in her presence.
Alice Peterson
Friend
August 13, 2020
Patricia was a gentle soul with a loving spirit. She was a kind and loving person. Anyone that ever met her, called her friend!
Jackie Hart
Friend
August 13, 2020
I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to you, Patsy Jo, Hakim, Robi and others in your family. May the peace of God be with you.
Vicki
Friend
August 13, 2020
Such a kind soul, she was! If we had more people like her, this world would be a better place.
Rev. Courtney E. D. Bryan
Friend
August 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We love you and miss you always.
Mary Porter
Friend
August 13, 2020
Thank you for being the guiding light towards social justice for so many of us. Your selfless and passionate quest for equity and access within our community will always be remembered. I will forever remember the lessons learned, the template for genuine and caring leadership you typified, and for always making me feel valued and welcomed. RIP Trish, your presence and unwavering voice of hope will be truly missed.
DIANE ARCHER-BANKS
Friend
August 12, 2020
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August 12, 2020
I thank God for your life, your work, and your sweet-sweet spirit. Soror Trish was my Dean of Pledges and led me (and my line sisters) into the wonderful world of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was also the daughter of my mentor, Baba Asa. I am forever grateful for the privilege of knowing and loving her and take solace in knowing that she is at peace and with her father. I extend sincerest condolences to her entire family and thank you for sharing this angel with us!
Janet Wright-Moore
Friend
August 12, 2020
You all have our prayers and deepest sympathy. May the CREATOR continue to bless & strengthen you all everyday is our prayer. Love Aunt B., Soror Brenda, Dr. Blake, & The Woods Family... Mississippi, Florida, & Pennsylvania.....
Brenda Woods
Family
August 12, 2020
My dear Patricia was such a good friend and a wonderful human being. She was there for me when my father passed away. I loved Patricia for her willingness to speak up for truth and justice. She was a wonderful supportive person. She will be missed. I'm shocked and heartbroken. My prayers to Ken and the girls. I know how much she loved her family.
Dr. Ruth Thompson-Miller
Friend
August 12, 2020
My sister, my friend, our beautiful Black Queen, you are already missed. You have never been selfish with yourself, your time, your heart, and your knowledge. I will miss your smile, your sincere concern for all, your love of teaching and learning, your African dancing, your ability to engage, your humility, and your kindness. I can't imagine a 5th Avenue Arts Festival reception without you.

The Creator has blessed us with you for this period in our life. I thank the Creator for this blessing and I thank you for being you. I will be praying for your family and know that they were and will always be covered by your love. Thank you my sister and friend!
Michael V Bowie
Friend
August 11, 2020
Deepest condolences and prayers to the Nunn family and friends. Thank you for sharing Trisha with us.
Lestine
Acquaintance
August 11, 2020
My dear friend. You're an angel on my shoulder. I won't let anyone forget how special you were.
SHARON AUSTIN
Friend
August 11, 2020
Dr. Hilliard Nunn was an angel sent to earth. I loved and respected her work and insight. She was always thoughtful, respectful, diligent, resourceful. She was never divisive, judgmental or inconsiderate. When she spoke, people listened. She united people together in a common goal of understanding the past and working towards the future. Godspeed my friend. We will always love you.
Kaley Behl
Friend
August 11, 2020
I'm deeply sadden over the loss of my dear friend Patricia I had no idea she had taken a turn for the worst I had texted her on 8/4/20 not knowing the situation never to hear from her again. I just keep reading the text messages from her over and over again we had so much to do together she called me her Sista my you rest in Peace my Sista will love you always.... LaTanya is what she called me.
Tatanya Peterson
Friend
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