Dolisa Hillmon

Dolisa Hillmon

Dolisa Ann Hillmon was born December 17, 1961, in Smithers, West Virginia to Cora Towns and
Beverly Saunders. She relocated to Columbus, Ohio in her youth, where she attended Columbus City
Schools and was a proud graduate of South High School. Dolisa was a lifelong member of Higher Ground
Always Abounding Assemblies under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Sherman S. Watkins, and it was
here that her love for God was rooted and grew. Dolisa’s relationship with God was very personal to her, and her life was an illuminating reflection of His love and light personified on earth.

Dolisa had a very calming spirit with a big heart, and she never met a stranger. She loved and enjoyed life, living it fearlessly on her pursuit to carve out her mark in the world, meaningfully and purposefully. Life for Dolisa took on its greatest purpose when she married the love of her life Michael Hillmon and had two beautiful daughters Daniele and Domonique; Daughters who she doted over and were her pride and joy. Being a mother was Dolisa’s greatest enjoyment, and she poured herself into making sure that her girls were able to experience the pleasures of childhood, appreciate the growth of young adulthood and provide the foundation for them to pursue whatever their hearts desired.

Dolisa was equally committed to her career, spending most of her professional career as an
Administrative Coordinator in the Facilities Operations and Development Department at The Ohio State
University, where she retired in 2017. After retirement, Dolisa spent most of her free time baking sweet treats and being a super supporter of her daughters, their friends, relatives, and anyone she encountered.

After a year of traveling and enjoying all the comforts of being a retiree, Dolisa’s passion for people, landed her back in the workforce as she became employed at Celebrate Local, where she enjoyed interacting with customers and being a shining light to her coworkers and management team.
Dolisa’s zest for life, adventurous personality and “live life to the fullest” mantra was inspiring to
all who knew her. She loved to travel, experience new things and most importantly spend time with her
family and friends. Dolisa was affectionately known as “Doll,” “Auntie D,” and “Nana D,” and will
forever be remembered as the one who supported and loved everyone.

Dolisa transitioned on March 10, 2022, at Grant Hospital surrounded by her daughters and loved ones and will be missed by all who knew her.

Dolisa is proceeded in death by her mother Cora (Cleveland) Towns; father Beverly (Coscealia)
Saunders; sister Monica Saunders; and her brother Clarence Towns.

Dolisa leaves to cherish her memory two loving daughters Daniele and Domonique Hillmon. 4
bonus children Alisa Anderson, TyAnthony Briggs, Deiontae Hillmon and Jasmine Nance; sisters, Beverly
(Reno) Brown, Deborah (Marlan) Mosley, Tieshica Towns, and Tisha Jones; brothers, Cleveland Towns,
Claude (Coretta) Towns, Clevis (Rolena) Murphy – Towns, Theodore Towns, Anthony (Veda) Saunders,
and George Saunders; 3 bonus granddaughters and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dolisa made a huge impact on the lives of those who loved her most and though her physical
presence is no longer with us, her spirit will live on forever.

Visitation 9:00am and Funeral 10:00am Saturday, 19th of March, 2022 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, 870 St Clair Ave. Masks and Social Distancing are required.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. My heart goes out to Lisa her daughters and her family from Willie m alls God bless you all

  2. Cheryl Renee Hickman-Jones

    I met Dolisa when we were in first grade at Livingston Ave. Elementary School. I was walking to school and somehow tripped and fell. Suddenly a little kind voice said “Did you hurt yourself? Let me help you. We can walk to school together. My name is Dolisa.” We were friends all through Elementary School. Our family moved, and we didn’t see each other that often but it was always great to see her. She reached out on Facebook and we would call each other. I live in Atlanta now. I will miss being able to call her and her calling me. I wish I had come home so that I could get together with her and some of our Livingston Comrades. Dolisa loved GOD ever since we were little, so I know she is fine. Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” I extend my condolences to Dolisa’s family and friends. GOD bless and take care of you all.

  3. Claude E. Towns

    My dear big sister!!! We love you so much and look forward to seeing you again during the resurrection that Jehovah and Christ Jesus promised. I want to be able to welcome you back and share the Bible’s hope of eternal life on a Paradise earth without the threat of war, crime, hunger and especially death. We can live forever serving Jehovah during that time without any worries because God’s purpose for the earth never changed for mankind.
    Love Claude E. And Coretta Towns

  4. Shannel Worten

    I met Dolisa in 2015 on a cruise. We became Facebook friends and kept in touch about cruising. She was very sweet and she will be missed. Condolences to her family.

  5. To the family and friends of my dear neice Dolissa.
    I remember the first time I saw Dolissa ‘s beautiful face she was smiling while Cora pushed her around in her stroller. She was six months of age and we were at the fair grounds in Smithers, WVa. I was the first person in our family to see her and I told
    Everyone what a beauty My brother Scotty and Cora had produced. When I saw her again she had two beautiful loving daughters , Danielle And Dominique . Your mother loved you so so very very much . Words cannot describe how Big her love was and still is for her daughters and her family and friends. To God Be the Glory for the things He has done ! We will always Love Dolissa !!!❤️❤️

  6. I met Dolisa while working as a delivery driver at Ohio State University. She was such nice person and always had the same, kind, demeanor everytime I would make a delivery to her department. I retired in 2012 but followed her on Facebook but we never verbally communicated just a like or emoji in the comments,. My heart was devastated when l saw you had transitioned on, REST IN ENTERNAL PEACE, PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY

  7. Dolisa was a sweet and loving person. We worked together at Ohio State. Always smiling, she will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  8. Alisa Anderson

    My deepest condolences go out to the families of
    DoLisa Hillmon ….a soul gone too early for the earthly realm….but God called her home right on time….May God continue to bless and strengthen the family for the days to come….Praying for God’s peace and comfort….Alisa Anderson

  9. My Prayers are to The Entire Hillmon Family .

  10. Darlene Mcknight

    Rest in peace. My sympathy and prayers for the family. Hearing of her death saddens me and remind me of the last time I saw her. It was 50 years ago playing games in Beards Fork, WV with the other cousins. Now you can share joy with thoses in heaven.
    Charlotte, NC

  11. Denise Bradley-Walker

    Sending prayers and my sincere condolences to the entire Hillmon family. You are all in my prayers.

  12. My Deepest Condolences to the Towns Family.
    We Grew up in Church when We were Little Kids &
    Remained Friends ever since. Our Parents were Close and So are We.
    I Love My Towns Family, and if ever needed I will be there.

  13. Nellie Scarville

    I met Dolisa while working with her at Macy’s ! She was such a beautiful person! We became good friends I will truly miss her! She was always a positive person ! Never had anything bad to say about anyone! She would always bake cakes and cookies for me and my family! I will be praying for her loving daughters Danielle and Dominque!

  14. Sorry for your loss. Love the Austin, Bryan and Long family

  15. Genevieve Young / Ginny

    Shouting out my prayers to Dolisa Hillmon’s entire family, she will be missed truly. I met her in 1st grade and then we reconnected again over 30 yrs ago when she started working at OSU. I was excited to be back in her life for she was always planning fun things . Until we meet again
    RIH my Sista

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