Garland-Hilliard, Jr.-Obituary

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Garland Kermitt Hilliard, Jr.

Hampstead, North Carolina

1938 - 2017 (Age 78)


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Andrews Mortuary & Crematory Obituary


Garland Kermitt Hilliard, Jr., 78, of Hampstead, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington. He was born on November 9, 1938, in Chapel Hill to the late Garland Kermitt Hilliard, Sr., and Mary Della Young Hilliard.

Mr. Hilliard retired from NC...

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Marie, Debbie, Gary, Della, Beth,
I am so sorry for your loss, Garland was a wonderful person an will be missed. I just found out today when I saw Marie today at a restaurant. My condolences and prayers for you and all your family. Garland was a wonderful man and so is Marie and all of your family. Love you guys and I am sorry I didn't find out until now. Today is 4/24/2018 Terry Spivey

I met Garland through the Wilmington Art Association. He was a wonderful artist and kind to all who were fortunate to meet him. He will be missed!

Many members of the Wilmington Art Association remember Garland with fondness. He was so talented and willing to sharer with others. Sincerely, Kay Bilisoly, Secretary

Marie, Debbie, Gary, Della, Beth...thoughts and prayers to your family during this time. Garland was such a special man. Hunter, my dad , shared a special bond with Garland, one that I was privileged to see and share in. I really appreciated the time spent with them. Our love for him and all of you continues and the legacy of his life is far reaching. A truly unique and kind man who will be missed by family, friends, and all those who knew him.

My condolences for the loss of your dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He lived a fulfilling and successful life. May all of you continue to be blessed with his legacy and may you hold on to those wonderful memories. (1 Thess. 4:13, 14) Sincerely, Ali

Marie, Debbie, Gary, Della, Beth, and your families,
Just as I have benefited from knowing all of you and from working with and learning from Garland since 1966 at N. C. State, I now share in your loss. I remember, and often have reflected upon especially, his counselor's mantra on the masking tape on the back edge of his desk Empathize, don't Sympathize as a source of helpful objectivity when working with students. I many times also have chuckled when I saw or thought of his perspective...

Marie and Family,

We were so very sorry to learn about Garland. Not only was he my boss and mentor when I worked with him in the Graphic Communications Program at N.C. State; he was also a kind, sincere, and true friend. Although it has been many years since we have seen each other, I will always consider Garland to be a true friend!

Your family is in our thoughts,
Bill and Linda Ross

Garland was a longtime mentor and co-worker! We loved him dearly! God bless the family!
Gayenell and Tim Gull

Garland was my professor, mentor, employer and friend for 42 years. I will miss him but am grateful for the memories and wisdom he imparted to me. My condolences to the family.