Marguerite Wells Hillegass, 95, former realtor and gracious volunteer

Marguerite Wells Hillegass
Marguerite Wells Hillegass

Marguerite Wells Hillegass, 95, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019.

A lifelong resident of the Tidewater area, Marguerite was a graduate of Granby High School and continued her life as an active and gracious mother, wife, volunteer and realtor. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, James F. Hillegass.

She is survived by her children, Mary McNeal, Ceil Baxter, Anne Shepherd (Ken), Tish Sheetz (Roy), Theresa McPhillips (Chuck) and James Hillegass Jr. (Tiffany); grandchildren, Marguerite Carter (Scott), Phillip McNeal, Blair Gilchrist (Cappy), Anne Shannon Baxter (Leo), Charles Baxter (Eleanor), Larry Sheetz (Kelly) and Sam Sheetz; and three great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to Marguerite’s friend and companion, Audrey Williams; Dr. Charles Lisner; and the caring and thoughtful staff at Baylake Assisted Living and Retirement Community.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Star of the Sea Catholic Church. To honor Marguerite, please consider a memorial gift to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1801 Libbie Ave., #106, Richmond, VA 23226; or Star of the Sea Social Ministry, 1404 Pacific Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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