Hilda Bishop Evans

September 17, 2012



Hilda Bishop Evans, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida. Hilda was born in Roxobel, NC on December 23, 1921, the daughter of Flonie Bishop Ivonok and Reuben D. Bishop. She graduated from Roxobel-Kelford High School, class of 1939 and was a member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicky C. Stanfield and husband Jimmy of Palm Bay, FL and Joyce C. Rilee and late husband Carl of Mechanicsville, VA; a brother George Reuben ‘Buck’ Bishop and wife Willie Lou of Roxobel, NC; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, two nieces and many friends.

Even though she lived in Norfolk, VA and Florida, Roxobel was always home to Hilda. Hilda was a loving, caring mother, sister, wife, aunt, grandmother and friend known to many as ‘Mimi’ who never met a stranger. Her family and friends will sorely miss her.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Roxobel-Kelford Cemetery with Dr. Dave Rimel officiating.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com

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Edith Vick Wallace
11 years ago

My childhood memories take me back to a time when we visited Hilda, Vickie, and Joyce. I recall dancing in the garage and right there with us was Hilda with her perpetual smile and thinking she was just like us. She will never be forgotten, after all, she was one of us.

We love you

William M. Keely
11 years ago


It is with deepest sympathy that I send this. You all have been in my thoughts all day.


Judy Pothier Drury
11 years ago

I write in behalf of my mother, Ethel Pothier, who loved her Cousin Hilda very much. In Cousin Hilda’s last days, she unselfishly thought of my mother often, and in spite of her own health problems, called to check on her. We never even knew she was in hospice care. I loved hearing her perky, happy voice on the other end of the receiver. She encouraged my mom and reminisced with her about their wonderful past. I don’t think I will tell my mom about her passing. In her state, I think it would be too difficult for her to process her sorrow and grief. We will let Cousin Hilda’s beautiful spirit live on in our lives until we are all one day reunited with her… Much love to the family.

Eric Rilee
11 years ago


I will miss our talks. You always made me laugh. Know that I will take care of your babies and will see you again one day.

Love always, your grandson, Eric.

Bettie Walston
11 years ago

My sincere condolences to Hilda’s family. I have such fond memories of her. She was a beautiful person.