CHESAPEAKE – Scylla Virginia Hilliard was born at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, VA. She was called to her heavenly home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2022 at 7:59 p.m. after unexpectedly passing away in utero at 36 weeks gestation. She weighed 4 pounds 13.4 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. She had a head full of beautiful dark curly hair, perfect tiny fingers and toes, chubby cheeks, and a cute button nose. Scylla was the daughter of Edward King and Samantha Maree Hilliard, who are inspired by her strength and treasured their time holding and kissing her.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving parents, Edward King and Samantha Maree Hilliard of Chesapeake; maternal grandmother, Sherry Lynn Long of Chesapeake; maternal grandfather, Mark Jeffrey Long of Chesapeake; paternal grandparents, Robert Edward King and Jessie Lynn Hilliard of Fairfax Station; aunt, Nicole Lynn Ushakova of Chesapeake; uncles, Luis Lee Lugo of Virginia Beach, Robert Quinton Hilliard of Virginia Beach, Brayden Amari Hilliard and Jaxon Ellis Hilliard of Fairfax Station; great-grandparents, Larry James Armstrong of Chesapeake, and Jerry Lee and Irma Elaine Hilliard of Suffolk; Godfather, Antoine Pierre Bridges of Kansas City and God Uncle, Jonathan Leighton Marsh of Charleston, and a host of other family and loved ones. She was preceded in death and met at the gates of Heaven by her maternal great-grandmother Susan Virginia Armstrong, great-uncle Jason Lee Armstrong, and many other loved ones.
Scylla Virginia Hilliard, a baby girl loved by all, was chosen by God to be received earlier than most at the gates of Heaven. Not for righteous deeds or sainthood, but for protection from the cruel world that awaited her. Those of us who were blessed to be able to meet and hold her knew in an instant she was too perfect for this world. Knowing this, God spared her a life of sorrow, pain, and heartbreak by bringing her home earlier than we would have liked. Despite this, God has given us the strength to persevere and honor her by finding happiness in the memory of her. Although Scylla didn’t have the chance to meet her loving family, she is loved enough to last a lifetime.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
If you would like to join the family in their time of grieving and celebration of Scylla’s life, services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake. The family would greatly appreciate any donations in Scylla’s name at www.TMCFunding.com to help ease the financial burden of this unimaginable loss.