Hilda Schexnayder Simon passed away Saturday October 19, 2019, a month shy of her 93rd birthday. She passed in peace at St. Anthony's Healthcare & Rehab Center after a brief illness.
She was born on November 14, 1926 in Vacherie, LA, was a resident of St. Agnes Parish, Jefferson, LA for over 65 years, and Laketown Village in Kenner, LA for the past couple of years.
Hilda was a homemaker, wife and mother. Her home and family were her kingdom. She was an excellent cook and made many baked treats our family enjoyed. Our home was always in order, never a meal missed, we were always prepared for the day. She was a woman of faith and never deviated from her moral compass. She was a lifelong example to our family and will be greatly mourned, missed, and remembered.
Hilda is survived by her son Dean and his wife Betty, her daughter Pamela Simon Hyde and her husband Paul Hyde, and grandchildren Jeffrey Simon (wife Emily), Mindy Simon, Dennis Hyde, Allison Hyde, and a great granddaughter Murphie Simon; her siblings Alice S. Waguespack, Shirley S. Goben, and Robert Schexnayder, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Buel Stanislaus Simon and her son Dennis James Simon, her parents Robert and Evelie Schexnayder and siblings, Stella S. Hartenstein, Francis S. Constant, and Richard Schexnayder.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Our family would like to thank her many caregivers at St. Anthony's Healthcare, Passages Hospice, as well as East Jefferson Hospital's 3rd and 7th floors who cared for her during her illness. We would also like to thank Laketown Village, her home away from home, for the love and care she received from everyone on the staff to the friendships that were made over the last couple of years.