Hilda Achilles-Child, 92
Hilda Achilles-Child, 92, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Cadbury at Lewes in Lewes, Del.
Born in Sussex County on Feb. 20, 1920, Achilles-Child was a telephone operator in her early years and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service. She was known as a great homemaker, cook, mother, grandmother and friend who brightened many lives. She was remembered for her warmth, sense of humor and smile.
Achilles-Child was preceded in death by her parents, Sara and Elwood Workman; husbands Leroy Achilles and Jerry Child; two sisters, Thelma Richardson and Gladys McCabe; and a brother, Preston Workman. She is survived by a brother, Ralph Workman; sister-in-law, Ruth Workman; sister, Kathleen Bryan; children, Art Achilles, Brad Achilles, Clark Achilles and his wife, Carol, and Dawn Smith and her husband, Charlie; a granddaughter, Hanna Achilles; and many extended family members and friends.
A funeral service was scheduled for Monday, March 19, 2012, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street in Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963, or to Mt. Olivet Brethren Church; 28096 Shortly Rd.; Georgetown, DE 19947.