Hilda Hopewell Bland
October 13, 1925 - May 02, 2023
Obituary For Hilda Hopewell Bland
Hilda Hopewell Bland, 97 of Jacksonville, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 2,
2023. She was born on October 13, 1925 in Jamesville, NC; to the late George Caton and Mattie
Also, preceding Hilda in death was her husband of 53 years, James M. Bland, Sr.; 2 brothers, Thomas
and Ray Hopewell and 1 sister, Janice H. Clark.
Hilda was an amazingly beautiful lady who adored her family. She was a long-time member of the First Original Free Will Baptist Church of Jacksonville. Hilda worked as a seamstress for many years. Although Hilda will be dearly missed, she will remain in our hearts forever.
Surviving Hilda are 2 sons, Dennis L. Bland, Sr., of Verona, NC and James M. Bland, Jr. and
wife, Linda, also of Verona, NC; 2 brothers, Robert Hopewell, of Indian Harbor Beach, FL and James “Woody” Hopewell and wife, Maxine, of Leesville, LA; 1 sister, Kay H. Beach, of Everetts, NC; 1 granddaughter, Tina D. Antwine and husband, Steven, of Jacksonville, NC, 1 grandson, Dennis L. “Denny” Bland, Jr. and wife, Angie, of Verona, NC and 3 beautiful great-grandchildren, Caleigh and Jacob James Antwine and Matthew Pye.
A Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:30pm, Monday, May 8, 2023 at First Free Will Baptist Church, 919 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:30pm, with Pastor Phillip Shepard officiating, followed by a Graveside Service at 3:00pm at Onslow Memorial Park, 3280 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel, is honored to serve the Bland family at this most
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