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Mrs. Hilda French, a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019, at the age of 86.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 1:00pm at Jeffcoat Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Derek Gentle officiating, Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. French is survived by her children, Kathy Lynn Sisk, Lee Ann Sciulli (Joey) and Rex Allen French; grandchildren, Kellie Pope (Jason), Jessica Langley, Emma Iser (J, R.), Hanna Messineo (David); Great grandchildren, Amelia McCay age 10, Keller Pope age 5, Lizzie Pope age 2, Raygen Langley age 10, Sarah Kathryn Langley age 6, Lucas Jernigan age 3, Ethan Iser age 7 months and Jacob Messineo age 2; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of nineteen years, Mr. Rex P. Jackson; husband, John P. French, parents, Leona B. and Leelus Gaither, brothers, Herman and Boots Gaither and her sisters, Anna Bell Tew and Aletha Thompson.

Hilda was a great, wonderful, and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed. She was the Executive Secretary for the Tallassee Mills for 35 years, a member of First Baptist Church of Tallassee, where she loved her Sunday school class and an avid fan of Alabama Crimson Tide football who enjoyed watching them play. She was known for her fried fish and hushpuppies and being one of “The Greatest Generation.”

The family will receive friends Monday, February 25, 2019, from 5:00pm until 7:00 pm at Jeffcoat Funeral Home.

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Jeffcoat Funeral Home Directing - Tallassee, Alabama