Hilda C. Sechrist • January 7, 2021
Hilda C. Sechrist, 78, of Pensacola, FL passed away January 7, 2021. Known to many as “Momma Hil”, Hilda was devoted to her family and friends. She never knew a stranger; everyone was always welcomed. Most of all, Hilda loved being a grandmother to nine grandchildren. She took in several children under her wing and raised them as her own. Family always gathered at her home for every Holiday.
She loved to volunteer at the schools where her grandchildren attended as a classroom grandmother and a chaperone for many field trips. She had a natural knack in the kitchen from cooking the best southern fried chicken to baking any dessert imaginable without using a recipe. She enjoyed crafting, making floral arrangements, playing Bunco with her girlfriends and traveling.
Hilda is preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Hilary Cook; son, Ty Creighton and sister, Martha Bess Copeland.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Michael R. Sechrist; son, Harley C. Sechrist; daughter, Nannette Allen; step-daughters, Stephanie (Timothy) Culp, Michelle (Jeffery) Stumpo, Lora (Todd) Boyd; two brothers, Douglas Ray (Leva) Cook; Butch (Lynn) Cook and many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to University Hills Nursing Home and Emerald Coast Hospice for the loving care given to Hilda.
Funeral services for Hilda will take place at 2:00pm Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
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