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Hildred Anthony Govan

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Hildred Anthony  Govan died on November 13, 2021. He was  the  oldest  of  three  children  born  to  the union of  Willie Hildred and Marie Govan on  February 24, 1958. Hildred  confessed  a  Hope  in  Christ  at  an  early  age.  He  became  a  member  of  Canaan  Galilee  Missionary  Baptist  Church  under  the  leadership of  Reverend C.C. Waters. Hildred  received  his  education  from  Venice  School  District  through high  school.  He  went  on  to  attend  and  graduate  from  Culinary  Arts School.  He  had  a  love  for  food  and  serving  others.  Hildred  was employed  at  Chesterfield  Villas-Delmar  Gardens  for  31 years  as  The  Chef Dietary Supervisor. When he  wasn’t  working,  Hildred  loved  spending  time  with  his  family, traveling  and  joking  with  his  uncles.  His  favorite  past-time  was  playing the  lottery.  He  never  met  a  number  he  didn’t  like.  He  was  also  fond  of animals especially dogs and horses that had numbers on them.

Hildred was preceded in death  by  his sister  Bertha Govan, Father Willie H. Govan, and Grandparents.

He  leaves  to  cherish  his  memories:  His  Mother,  Marie  Govan  of  Madison,  IL;  Son,  Anthony  Govan  of  Kansas  City,  MO;  Brother  Venice (Tawanna) Govan of  Maryville, IL; Aunts Jearline Fox of Alton, IL, Minnie Govan of Holly Springs, MS,. Uncles Dan Stinson (Pearlie) of Chicago, IL, Lee Andrew Stinson (Josephine) of Holly Springs, MS, Sylvester Stinson (Nora) of Holly Springs MS, Major Beard (Diane) of Memphis TN. Sharon Govan of  Madison, IL; Bonus Son, Victor Fields of  Madison, IL; Bonus Daughter, Staci Ramsey of  Cordova, TN;  Special Niece, Venise Govan and a host of  other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Visitation Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM at Canaan Galilee Baptist Church 307 Allen Street  Madison, Illinois 62060 Reverend Darrell L. Rice, Jr. Pastor Pastor Greg Gardner Officiant 

(Challenge To Change)

Burial to follow at Sunset Gardens of  Memory Millstadt, Illinois.


Obit Provided By:
Cathy M Williams & Sons Funeral Home

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