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LaVerna Jo Hilliard

FORT WORTH–LaVerna Jo Hilliard passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at the age of 72.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Preacher David Bennett officiating. A reception will follow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials: Please make a donation in Jo’s memory to the Hoxsey Bio-Medical Center or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Jo was born Jan. 14, 1945 in Fort Worth to the late John and Nedra Hilliard.
Jo was preceded in death by Tom Gilbreath and Rebecca Tackett.
Survivors: Son, Heath Hilliard and wife, Jennifer; sister, Joyce Cheatham and husband, Russell; sister, Mary Terrell; grandchildren, Bella Hilliard and Ava Hilliard; aunt, Liz Jonas; cousin, Pat Rogers; cousin, Robbie Rhinehart; cousin, Maureen Ornelas; nephew, Josh Terrell and wife, Sophie; and great nieces, Gracie Terrell and Channing Cheatham.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I will miss my sweet loving sister, be it the oldest, PRETTIEST or just the best!!

  2. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Cecelia Gilbreath

    School friend, Rainbow Sister, eventually family when I became a Gilbreath. Our pranks as teens shall remain forever ours, but oh the fun we had. You will be sorely missed, but remembered always.

  4. I always looked forward to seeing Jo when she came to your house. She was a wonderful woman, full of spunk and wit! She made me feel included in her life, and I’m grateful that I knew her.

  5. My favorite story she would always tell me about when I was little was when she and I were looking thru the jc penny catalog and I would call the little kids monkeys it always made her laugh God rest your soul jo I love you

  6. Gary & Stephanie Payne

    Jo was a special lady. May God bless you and console you in this time of loss.

  7. Darlene Fitzgerald

    We have worked together and we have played together, along with your Aunt Liz and some others. We always had such fun times and you were always the light of the party. Why you ever started calling me “Tar Baby”, I will never know. You have always been in my heart and will remain there. I “will” see you again! You will be greatly missed!!

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