Eleanor Mae Hilliard Fuller passed away at her home on Sunday October 18, 2020 at the age of 87.
Eleanor was born September 18, 1933 to Jesse and Elizabeth Hilliard in Jackson County, MS. She was a 1952 graduate of Pascagoula, High School. In 1953 She married James Wells Fuller and together they raised what she lovingly called them the “Fuller Five”’; James, Gregory, Richard, Elizabeth and Regina.
She attended her First Baptist Church of Pascagoula from her birth. She was a dedicated, faithful member of the AGAPE Sunday School Class. Throughout her life she worked in the Insurance business beginning with Ingalls Shipbuilding, Prudential, Metropolitan, and eventually owning her own business. This busy, productive lady was a member and former president of the BPW Club of Ocean Springs, served on the Colonel on Governor Cliff Finch’s staff, as the first woman to the Jackson County Port Authority, served as Outstanding Citizen of Jackson County. Her greatest accomplishment was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to whom she was extremely proud.
She is preceded in death her husband James W. Fuller; her parents, Jesse and Elizabeth Hilliard, and siblings: Buddy Hilliard, Samuel Hillard, Carl Ed Hilliard, Mable Hawco, Lois Young, and Jessie Lee Hamilton.
She is survived by her children, James E. Fuller, Gregory Fuller (Vicki), Richard Fuller (Gail), Elizabeth Sanders (Dennis), and Regina Hopkins (Chuck); grandchildren, Kim Robison (Robby), Heather Marie Sanders, Jennifer Fayard (Jason), Lindsay Wilson (Justin), James Fuller (Kayla), Tyler Fuller (Kayla) and Erin Fuller and sister Mary Francis Prendergast; two special nephews Ronnie Edwards and Butch Hamilton. In addition, she leaves a legacy of 17 great-grandchildren, Lacey Robison, Charlie Robison, Aiden Pedersen, Brayden Fayard, Brooklyn Fayard, Addison Wilson, Caroline Wilson, Remmy Fuller, Noah Fuller Madi Fuller, Magnolia Fuller, Kaydon Fuller, Gracie Fuller, Jamison Fuller, McKenzie Caldwell, Bryson Fuller, and Raelyn Fuller. Also, three special friends, Rickey Bell Smith, Mary Olsen Wilson and Charlotte Searcy.
Graveside Service will be held Wednesday October 21, 2020 at Gautier Cemetery at 11:00 am. Officiating will be her nephews Rev. Eddie Hilliard and Rev. Larry Hilliard. Pallbearers will be Robby Robison, James Fuller, Justin Wilson, Chuck Hopkins, Tyler Fuller, and Jason Fayard. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to AGAPE Sunday School Class C/O First Baptist Church of Pascagoula, 902 Live Oak Ave. Pascagoula, MS 39567. Condolences may be expressed online at www.obryantokeefe.com.
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AGAPE Sunday School Class C/O First Baptist Church of Pascagoula
902 Live Oak Ave., Pascagoula MS 39567