Daytona Beach, Florida
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hilda Sheffield Sheffield, 86, Lake Como, FL passed peacefully into her heavenly home on Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Gainesville, FL. She was born July 9, 1923 in Colquitt, GA.

After one year, she moved with her parents, John Isom Sheffield, Sr. and Dezzie Cordelia (Hill) Sheffield to Florida. Her school years were spent in Bunnell and she graduated from the Bunnell High School in 1942, where she excelled, leading her Senior Class as Valedictorian. After business college, she went to work for Met Life for approximately 40 years, mainly as office manager and field service representative.

After retirement, Hilda moved to Lake Como, FL. Ms. Sheffield greatly enjoyed her family, friends, and church. She loved sharing in the ministry of her church, First Baptist, Pomona Park, FL. She also enjoyed being in several other Christian and community organizations; loving to lead and share. But perhaps most importantly she loved her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Winifred Virginia Sheffield; and three brothers, Aubrey Isom Sheffield, Clifton Eugene Sheffield, and John Isom Sheffield, Jr.

Surviving members who cherish her memory are her sister and brother-in-law, Johnnie and Ernest Roughton, Gainesville; nephews and nieces and their spouses, Clif and Debbie Sheffield, Ormond Beach, Linda and Ralph Miles, Daytona Beach, Gary and Donna Sheffield, of Flagler Beach, Connie and Clinton Baylor, Bunnell, Lana and Wayne Trull, Canton, N.C., John and Rachel Sheffield, Flagler Beach, David and Amanda Roughton, Gainesville, Denise and Larry Taylor, East Palatka, James and Rhonda Roughton, Gainesville, and John Roughton, San Mateo; 18 grandnieces and nephews; and six great-grandnieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2009 at the 1st Baptist Church of Pomona Park, with Rev. Jimmy Mulkey and Rev. John Andes officiating. Burial will follow in the Espanola Cemetery, near Bunnell. Calling hours will begin one hour prior to service time at the church.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.