Hilda W. Gay

Hilda W. Gay

January 17, 1941~February 14, 2024

Hilda Faircloth Gay, 83, of Jacksonville, FL passed away February 14, 2024. Hilda was born January 17, 1941 to parents Paul and Ethel Faircloth. The Faircloths located to Jacksonville in 1954 where Hilda would attend and graduate from Robert E. Lee High School and meet her neighbor and future husband, John.

Hilda and John were married in 1961 and remained residents of Jacksonville for their entire marriage. They had two sons, Jeffrey and Christopher, and Hilda is now reunited with a daughter in Heaven. After high school, Hilda worked for Southern Bell Telephone Company, but upon motherhood, spent her years as a full time wife and mother, the roles she cherished most.

Hilda is survived by her husband of 62 years, John; sons Jeff (LeaAnn) and Chris (Becky); grandchildren Jessica, Lauren (Josh), Davis, Harrison (Hannah), and Thomas (Lindsey); great-grandchildren Jake, Lucas, Elliott, Henry, Kaydence and Emersyn; and sisters and brother Myra Simmons, Mary Kerr and Sonny Faircloth.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, and great-granddaughter Edith.

Funeral Service

Westside Baptist Church-Teachy Chapel

  • February 20, 2024
  • 11:00AM
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  • 7775 Herlong Road
    Florida 32210


Westside Baptist Church-Teachy Chapel

  • February 20, 2024
  • 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
  • Email Details
  • 7775 Herlong Road
    Florida 32210


Riverside Memorial Park

  • February 21, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
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  • 7242 Normandy Blvd.
    Florida 32205


Charlene Miller

February 19, 2024, 6:03 pm

I ‘m so sorry for loss . Just knew her through FaceBook she seemed to be a very positive person. I will miss her posts.

Greenaway Lutrell

February 19, 2024, 6:49 pm

May God bless your family richly in this hour of grief. God is present in your hour. Praying much for you.

Ray & Debbie Gauvin

February 20, 2024, 9:10 am

So sad to hear of Ms Hilda’s passing. She was a great lady. Praying for the family in this time of grief. May Angels surround you in love, comfort and peace.

Larry and Diane Knowles

February 20, 2024, 11:46 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Hilda’s passing. We have kept up to date through Facebook but somehow missed that she was sick. Our prayers go out to John, Jeff and Chris.

Susan Nelson Rasmussen

February 21, 2024, 2:25 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Hilda’s passing and continue to lift your entire family up in prayer. She was such a precious lady and it was an honor to call her friend. I have so many fond memories of her and will truly miss her sweet family posts on FB.

the Jack & Carole Knee family

February 23, 2024, 8:42 am

We’re sorry for Hilda’s passing, and the sadness her family must be feeling. She’s done her time in this world and did it very well. She will be in a much better place, where her family and friends will meet again. God bless John and his family.

Linda Summerville

February 23, 2024, 5:39 pm

I’m so sorry to hear this, John. Having met Hilda only once I can say, I could feel a loving, kindness in her spirit! I enjoyed our chats on Facebook, she adored you John and loved her family!! Your family is in my prayers!🙏💜🙏

harold milton

February 26, 2024, 10:50 am

john, I am most sorry to hear of this; I hope you are doing well otherwise, and wish you the best

Alice Eddins Royall

March 10, 2024, 9:44 pm

I am so sorry to see Mrs Gays passing but rejoice to know she is in her heavenly home. Enjoyed our time at Macedonia Baptist and our ball time we had. Praying for each of you.

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