Claudette Theresa Ann Jones Hills was called home on Friday, March 15, 2013. She was born in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 14, 1937, the second child of Richard Edward Jones Sr. and Jeannette Weadd Williams Jones.
Growing up in New Orleans taught Claudette to be a fierce competitor in sports, games, and life. She attended Joseph S. Clark Senior High School where she met and later married Wilbert Willis Hills with whom she had seven children.
Claudette was a dedicated civil service employee, retiring from the Concord Naval Weapons Station after 23 years.
Claudette is survived by 10 brothers and sisters; her children, Bernell Joseph Hills (Alma), Mervin Leroy Hills, Helen Marie Waddell (John), Donald Irvin Hills (LaJuannah), Ronald Irwin Hills (Tracy), Eugene Aaron Hills Sr. (Cynthia) and Howard Willis Hills; her grandchildren, Esther Nailah Hills, Anthony Lamont Hills, Duane Isaiah Hills, Demario L’Mervin Hills, Richard Duane Hills, Ronald Wilbert Hills, Shawntae Hill, Rico Cox, Eugene Aaron Hills Jr., Dante Maurice Hills and Honisha Nicole Hills; and many family members and friends.
Claudette was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Jeannette; and her oldest brother, Henry Williams.
As she supported several charities, in lieu of flowers the family wishes you to donate to a charity of your choice in Claudette’s name.
Arrangements by Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas ST., Fairfield. www.BryanBraker.com, 425-4697.