Patricia Ann Hildebrand, age 79, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 17, 1942 in New Castle, PA to George Sr. and Katherine Simpson Oprean and had lived in Jacksonville, FL for many years before she made her home in Claxton 14 years ago. Ms. Pat was an educator retiring from Duval County School System in Jacksonville, FL. She loved gardening and tending to her plants. Her favorite pastime was spreading the love and the word of Jesus. She is a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George Oprean, Jr.
She is survived by her children, Jodi (Darryl) Smith of Claxton, George Hildebrand Jr. and Heidi (Eric) Tatum all of Jacksonville, FL, siblings, Sondra (Russ) Hall, Kathy (Danny) Reiter, and Jeffery Oprean all of PA; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30pm on Monday, April 18, 2022 with the funeral services to follow at 3:00pm at Rehoboth Baptist Church with Reverend Gary Few officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Smith, Jimmy Beecher, George Hildebrand III,, Kyle Hildebrand, Steve Odom, and Jake Odom.
Memorials may be given to Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034.
Low Country Cremation and Burial is serving the family of Patricia Ann Hildebrand.
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