February 3, 2022, 91, Goldsboro –
Hilda Mae Price Cotton, 91, was ushered into the arms of her Lord on Thursday, February 3, 2022, while being cared for in the comfort of her home. Hilda was born in Wayne County to the late David and Samantha Lane Price on July 29, 1930. She has once again been reunited with her beloved husband of 65 years, William Kindred “Kenny” Cotton, who preceded her in death on October 25, 2021.
A 1948 graduate of Brogden High School, Hilda went on to study at Crumpler Business school and later graduated from Wayne Community College. Working alongside her husband in the family business, C&E Construction, Hilda was instrumental in ensuring its success. Starting together in business in 1971, Hilda and Kenny quickly discovered their strengths and learned how to use their talents to complement each other.
Growing up during the Great Depression, the value of hard work was instilled in Hilda. Known to be a little stubborn and always determined to succeed, Hilda could take care of business leaving no one wondering where she stood. Constantly proud of her family, she instilled those same values into the lives of her children.
Faithful to her Lord and to her church, Hilda supported the members and ministries of Westwood United Methodist Church through her prayers, her presence, her gifts, her service, and her witness.
Hilda enjoyed every aspect of gardening from preparing the soil to gathering the harvest and looked forward to all the moments she spent relishing in the goodness of God’s provisions. Never wanting anything to go to waste, Hilda enjoyed canning her bounteous harvests. Possessing a spirit of generosity, she was pleased to share with her family and friends. Hilda also enjoyed the opportunity to go fishing at Top Sail Pier, many of those times with her sister, Billie Jean, wearing their shower bonnets.
Hilda is survived by her children, Connie Lynn Daniel and husband, Alston, Patricia Sue Taylor and husband, Sam, and William Joseph Cotton; grandchildren, William Alston Daniel, Jessica Noel Hammock and husband, Chris; Emily Lane Daniel, Alex Taylor Garris and husband, Matt and Cameron Joseph Taylor. She was anxiously waiting for the birth of her first great-grandson, Everett Garris, due on March 29, 2022. She is also survived by her brothers, Warren Price and wife, Carol and Linwood Price and wife, Shelby; and sister-in-law, Lena Jones Price.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Billy Ray Price, Kenneth Price, Carlton Price and Donald Price; and her sisters, Lovie Holloman and Billie Jean Jones.
A service to celebrate Hilda’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Pastor Janet Balasko officiating. The family will greet friends in the hour prior to the service and immediately following the service at the funeral home. They will not be receiving friends at the home. Interment will be on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.
Special thanks to her wonderful neighbors and church friends, who cared for Hilda and her family in so many kind and thoughtful ways through the years and during this time of loss. The family would also like to express their appreciation for the compassionate care provided by Community Home Care and Hospice which includes: Casey, Katrina, Patrick, Sheila, Linda and Sherie. Love and heartfelt thanks is also expressed to her caregivers and friends, Peggy Barnes, Susan Martin, Paige Reagan, Angie Magliochetti, Lisa Mooring, Frankie and Donna Herring, and Joyce Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to Westwood United Methodist Church, 130 Short Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.