August 22, 1951 - September 10, 2021
Deloris Diane Hilliard August 22, 1951 – September 10, 2021 Deloris Diane Hilliard, age 70, resident of Grand Prairie, Texas. Deloris went by “Diane” and was the oldest of 7 children. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX by her parents Doris Mae and Joseph Launza Sr. She was a graduate of South Oak Cliff High School and continued her education at El Centro College. Diane was always a business mind with an entrepreneurial spirit. She had many successful years in ‘Corporate America’ while always exploring new opportunities and finally found her passion in real estate. She loved music, fast cars, dancing and family time! In 1985, Diane found true love and married Jodie A.D. Hilliard III. They shared 6 children: Kenneth Wayne Launza, Keith Roderic Hilliard, Jodie A.D. Hilliard IV, Pamela Washington, Amanda Hilliard and Latonya Buggs. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Diane was a proud cancer survivor. She endured multiple rounds of radiation treatments and later experienced the lasting effects with memory loss. With unconditional love, Jodie stayed by her side throughout the debilitating disease of what was finally diagnosed as dementia. In the calmness of the early morning, September 10, 2021 at Heritage at Turner Park Nursing & Rehab in Grand Prairie, TX – she graced her transitional journey into a peaceful rest. Diane is preceded in death by her parents, Doris Mae & Joseph Launza Sr., Mother-in-law Flossie Lee Lewis Hilliard, Father-in-Law Jodie A.D. Hilliard II, brothers Danny & Michael Launza, Brother-in-law Kenneth Hilliard and Sisters-in-law Sue Hilliard and Williette Walker. To cherish her loving memory, she leaves: Her husband, Jodie Hilliard III. Six children; Kenneth, Keith, Jodie, Pamela, Amanda & LaTonya. Daughters-in-law, Julia, Sherry and Jeanisha. Siblings; Joseph Jr., Gregory, Stanley, and baby sister Debra. Sister-in-law Patricia ‘Lanie’. Grandchildren; Kaitlyn Jewel, Keith Jr., Kameron, J’urijah, Milyn, Shenequia ‘Niki’, Shekullar ‘Pinky’, Christopher, and Kenneth Jr. Along with an abundance of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.
Deloris Diane Hilliard August 22, 1951 – September 10, 2021 Deloris Diane Hilliard, age 70, resident of Grand Prairie, Texas. Deloris went by “Diane” and was the oldest of 7 children. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX... View Obituary & Service Information
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Deloris Diane Hilliard
August 22, 1951 – September 10, 2021
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