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Marie Burroughs at the age of 69 transitioned from this life on March 25, 2020 at her home. Marie was born on February 14, 1951 to Mildred C. Detreville and Freddie C. Burroughs, who proceeded her in death.
Raised in Savannah, GA by her mother and second father the late Leroy E. Detreville, she was a graduate of Savannah High School and Savannah Technical College. She was a dedicated nurse for over 45 years. She had an impact on all those she encountered.
Her greatest love was her family, especially her four daughters and her grandchildren. Marie enjoyed being with her family and taking care of those she loved. She loved sports, especially basketball and she passed the love of the game to all her daughters. She loved on people and inspired them to reach their full potential.
Her life was a living example of Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
All who knew her, loved her for her compassion, strength, wisdom, kindness, unfailing love and care for them.
Marie was proceeded in death by her mother, both fathers, and her daughter, Tracy L. Burroughs. She is survived her daughters, Mildred Burroughs, Theresa (Andrew) Jenkins, Victoria (Byron) Lomax; grandchildren Malcolm Burroughs, Jasmine Burroughs, Andrew (AJ) Jenkins, ChyAndrea Jenkins, Tracy Lomax; sisters Paulette Perry and Linda Heidt; nephew Anthony Burroughs; nieces Brenda Moore and Patricia Perry; six additional grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; grandnieces, grandnephews, a host of cousins, other family members, and friends. All whom she loved and touched deeply.
A memorial service will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to the family via cash app: $InMemoryofMarie.
Shirley Wilson Hildreth, 73, passed away on March 19, 2020, at her residence surrounded by family.
Shirley, born on October 2, 1946, in Millen, Georgia, was the youngest of three to Lolamae and Grover Wilson. In 1963, Shirley and her older brother Billy moved to Savannah, Georgia. Little did Shirley know that around the same time she would meet the love of her life, Michael Hildreth and two years later they would be husband and wife.
Shirley and Michael were that once in a lifetime couple – two people you love and never forget. In 1965, they welcomed their first-born child Mary to the family and in 1968, they welcomed another little girl, Michelle.
Shirley was a cosmetologist who worked alongside her husband for many years before opening a store down on Riverstreet, which she had for about 8 years. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her children, grandchildren, and all of their friends. The Hildreth household welcomed all. She also enjoyed crafting, crocheting, and gardening; but most of all, spending time with her family.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, her two siblings: Dorothy Andrist and Billy Wilson, Her son James (Bubba) Wilson and her oldest daughter Mary Hildreth.
She is survived by her husband Michael, Her daughter Michelle Rush (Steve), Her two grandchildren Megan Pridgeon (Aaron) and Brittany Hildreth. Great-grandchildren: Ryleigh Carter, David, Aaron, Noah and Raigan Pridgeon, and many nieces and nephews.