Mary Susan (Ayers) Hilburn

January 5, 1955 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Mary Hilburn Obituary

Mary Susan Hilburn was born in Caruthersville, Missouri, on January 5, 1955. She was the daughter of Herschel Ayers and Mary Prince Ayers.

She departed this life at her home in Caruthersville on January 14, 2024. She was 69 years old.

Mary was united to Mr. Jerry Winston Hilburn and they were the parents of six children.  He preceded her in death on October 19, 2023.

Mary enjoyed cooking and was excellent at it. She made wonderful yeast rolls which also became cinnamon rolls.  Oatmeal cookies were also often in the oven baking.

She loved spending time with her daughters. She was always there for them for anything they needed. One of Mary’s greatest joys were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a very proud Maw Maw. She loved singing with them, playing games, and teaching them about Jesus. She loved getting together for holidays with family, sharing recipes, laughing, and just making memories that will live on in their hearts.

She is survived by her mother: Mary Ayers of Caruthersville, MO; six children: Barbara Gurley (Martin) of Caruthersville, MO, Wendy Pietrzykowski of Caruthersville, MO, Jerry Hilburn, Jr. (Beth) of Caruthersville, MO, Jennifer Bullington (Chris) of Caruthersville, MO, Amy Kelley (Chris) of Portageville, MO, and Justin Hilburn (Kim) of Caruthersville, MO; two sisters: Linda Reno (David) and Cindy Short; three brothers: Hershel Ayers, Jr., Bobby Ayers (Susie), and Steven Ayers (Alisha); 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, her husband and three grandchildren: Jace Hilburn, Mike Pietrzykowski, and Hadley Gibbens.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the H.S. Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenny Lee officiating.  Interment to follow in Maple Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m.

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January 19, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
H.S. Smith Funeral Chapel
808 Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

2:00 PM
H.S. Smith Funeral Chapel
808 Ward Avenue
Caruthersville, MO 63830


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