Funeral services for Mr. James “Lil Babe” Hilliard 90, of Pine Bluff, passed January 10, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. Barnett Chapel MBC 1321 N. Birch street, Rev. Don Hawkins pastor, Rev. Walter May officiating.
He was born November 19, 1922, son of the late Douglas & Jennie Reynolds Hillard in Sherrill, Ark.
He was a faithfull member of Barnett Chapel MBC where he served as a Deacon until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lille Mae, two brothers, Dough, George, two sisters, Viola, Rosie.
Survivors three sons, Arthur (Earnestine) Hillard of Dumas, Ark., Laerence (Keisha) Hillard, Albert (Linda) Hilliard both of Pine Bluff, two daughters, Joyce (Roy) Butler of Pine Bluff, Doris Hillard of Mableton, Ga., sister, Ruby (the late Elwin Smith of Pine Bluff, brother in law, Sim (Albirda) Ray of Muskegon, Mich., three sister in laws, Irma (the Late George) Pointer of Desoto, Texas, Eulas D. (Lee) Collier of Detroit, Mich., Elnora (the late Monsie) Mitchell of Chicago, Ill., 18 grand-children 23 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild.
Visitations ay be made 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.
Remains will lie in state at church 10:00 a.m. until funeral time on Saturday.
Burial will be in P K Miller Cemetery services by Perry Funeral Home.