Julia Riley-Hilliard, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 2. She was 98.
Riley-Hilliard, a homemaker, was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on February 16, 1910. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Hilliard Sr.; and children, Paul, Silas, Mary Edith and Clara.
She is survived by her sons, Abraham Jr. and James; daughters-in-law, Mary, Julia and Victoria Hilliard; 23 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 51 great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home. Services were held at First Baptist Church. Interment was at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.