OBITUARY: Sudie Cynthia Shaw Hillis


Sudie Cynthia Shaw Hillis of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022, she was 87 years old.

Sudie was born in Louisville, KY and was the daughter of the late, Silas Shaw and Edna Johnston Shaw.

She was a devoted member of Center Chapel Church of Christ for over 50 years and a member of the Ladies Bible Study class. Sudie was a homemaker for most of her lifetime but she also was a substitute teacher in the Mt. Juliet schools. She enjoyed crocheting, loved her Dachshunds and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. Sudie was faithful to send cards and visit the sick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rapheal Victor Hillis; son, Rickie Mason Hillis and sister, Jackie Winnett.

She is survived by:
Sons – Ray (Reina Guillen Garcia) Hillis and Ronnie (Debbie) Hillis
Daughter – Karen (Dewayne) Thompson
Daughter-in-law – Tammy Hillis
Grandchildren – Richelle (Lee), Eric (Brandy), Brandy, D.J. (Kim), Nathaniel, Loryn (Pat), Ashley, Peter, Katherine (Brad) and Leslie
17 Great-grandchildren
Many nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN with Darrell Duncan and Doug Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Lee Tramel, Eric Hillis, Peter Hillis, D.J. Thompson, Nathaniel Thompson and Chris O’Guin. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Bible Study Class at Center Chapel Church of Christ.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

The family encourages you to wear your favorite Braves attire.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ Building Fund, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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