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Lavon Hillman

September 8, 1960 January 25, 2024
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Funeral services for Delton Levionne Hillman will be held Monday, January 29th, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Mora, La at 2pm with Brother John Lewing Jr. and Brother Terry Ward officiating. Viewing will be held Sunday, January 28th at Antioch Baptist Church in Slagle, La at 3pm. Pallbearers are Bobby Hillman, Michael Merriman, Dillon Hillman, Randall Hillman, David Hillman, Devin Miller, Jerry Lee Johnson, and David Stone. Honorary Pallbearers are Gerald Behan, Gary Schoborg, and Heath Williams.


Delton, known to all as Lavon, passed away in his home on January 25th, 2024. He was born to Delton and Viola Hillman on September 8th, 1960. He was a lifelong resident of Vernon Parish. He resided in Hornbeck, but lived most of his life in Hutton. He graduated from Simpson High School and held several career titles throughout his life. He worked in the oil field for some time. He later carried two badges for 11 years serving as a Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Deputy and the Head Walk Sergeant at the Allen Correctional Center. After spending years of working on vehicles with his dad and others, he later began working at Alford Motors as a mechanic. He, then, ended his time in the workforce after working for Gene Koury Automotive for 20 years. After retiring, he spent his days running the roads with his father-in-law or was in the woods somewhere, which was his favorite place to be.


Lavon loved the outdoors and wildlife. He enjoyed camping, whether it was at the deer lease or the lake. Hunting and fishing were his favorite pastimes. He wasn’t always able to make every event, but he absolutely adored his grandkids, nieces and nephews, and loved catching a ballgame or supporting them in their endeavors when he could. No one was prouder of them all than he was.


Lavon loved people. He was a friend to all and would do anything he could to help. If you needed it, he had it! He loved bartering, swapping, trading, and buying anything and everything. He loved a good deal and often found the best ones. He also never met a stranger because he always had a story or a connection of some sort to everyone he met. With his blue, Santa Claus eyes and sweet dimpled smile, he’d strike up a friendship with anyone. Be careful though… those dimples usually meant he was fibbing about something! He loved gatherings and events. His favorite holidays were Easter and Christmas Eve, when he was surrounded with people he loved. He loved cooking for a crowd, too. You couldn’t find a more loyal and kind friend than Lavon Hillman.


Lavon is preceded in death by his parents, Delton and Viola Hillman. He is survived by his wife, Angela Behan of Hornbeck; his siblings, Bobby (Annette) Hillman of Comrade and Shelia (Kenny) Goins of Hutton; his brother at heart, Gary Schoborg of Union, IA; his children, Jessica (Aaron) Wilson of Leesville, LaShanda (Brandon) Merriman of Simpson, Delton (Rachel) Hillman of Hutton, Heather (Tyler) Taylor of Hornbeck, Holly (Ronnie) Taylor of Pasadena, Tx, and Nick Behan of Natchitoches; his grandchildren, Rodney “Austin” Wilson, Anden Wilson, Travis (Josie) Hillman, Michael (Jill) Merriman, Danielle Merriman, Brandy Hillman, Hunter Hillman, Dean Hillman, Nicky Taylor, Sam Osborn, Denium Osborn, Tommy Floyd, Kylee Shanks, Heather Pennock, Angie Pennock, and Michael Matlock; and one great-granddaughter, Kacee Merriman, as well as a great-grandson on the way, Kolton, and one other great-grandchild on the way. He had a host of nieces and nephews that he loved like his own children. He also had so many many friends that he regarded as family, as well.


The family would like to thank all the medical staff for their care and support with Lavon’s medical needs. He absolutely loved giving his nurses a hard time, and the good ones knew to give it right back to him. He truly appreciated and respected everyone helping him with his health and well-being.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests any monetary donations be made to Jeane Funeral Service to help in burial expenses.


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Visitation

Sunday

28

Jan

3:00 PM 1/28/2024 3:00:00 PM - 10:00 PM 1/28/2024 10:00:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church

2241 Slagle Loop
Leesville, LA 71446

Antioch Baptist Church
2241 Slagle Loop Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Service

Monday

29

Jan

2:00 PM 1/29/2024 2:00:00 PM
Pine Grove Baptist Church

170 Pine Grove Church Road
Mora, LA 71455

Pine Grove Baptist Church
170 Pine Grove Church Road Mora 71455 LA
United States

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Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

170 Pine Grove Church Road
Mora, LA 71455

170 Pine Grove Church Road Mora 71455 LA
United States
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