Eric L. Hillmon


Eric Hillmon was born in Columbus Ohio on March 3,1964 to the union of John O. Hillmon. and Barbara J. (Brown) Hillmon. Eric was a product of the Columbus Public School System and a graduate from Columbus Alternative High School and he attended Columbus State University here in the heart of the city. He was a devoted Father and loved his son dearly and he loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. Eric was very compassionate and his whole life’s work was advocacy for others. He was very loving and passionate about his family, friends and loved ones and enjoyed speaking to them daily. He loved to listen to and sing gospel music and he loved the Lord.

On the early morning of Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Eric was called home to his final place of rest. Only GOD knows the day and the hour He picks someone to join Him and give them the gift of eternal life with no more suffering. Although our hearts and flesh hurt with his departure here from Earth, any suffering for Eric is no longer.

Eric is preceded in death by his Father, John O. Hillmon, and Brother, John Phillip Hillmon; his Paternal Grandparents Ardene and Isolene Hillmon, Maternal Grandfather Thomas E. Brown; uncles, Glen Brown, Thomas Brown Jr. Don J Brown and Phillip Lindsey; Aunts Barbara Lindsey, Geraldine Abercrombie and Arlene Black.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories his Loving Mother Barabara J. (Brwon) Hillmon and his only Son, Devin L. Hillmon; Maternal Grandmother Margaret M. Brown; Brother, Michael T. Hillmon and Sister, Inez M. (Vance) Valentine; Maternal Aunts Victoria (James) Maddox, Linda (Dallas) Smith, Darlene (Donald) Turner, and Uncle John Brown; Special Nieces and Nephews, John O. Rice, LaToya M. Brewer, Danielle Hillmon, Domonique Hillmon, Lashawn (Kachina) Rice, Audrianna Houston Hillmon; fourteen Grandchildren, a loving host of close cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, loved ones and friends that will truly miss him forever more.

PUBLIC WALKTHROUGH Visitation 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.


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Condolence Messages

  1. To the family of Eric Hillmon an friends May the Lord Bless you an keep his hands on you all cover the family with the blood of Jesus with Love Chrystal Ross and Ross family

  2. I was shocked when I received that phone call from you(Barb) and I could not say anything to you at the time. Eric had such an incredible personality and sprit about him. But just remember all those memories he has left you with to cherish and to remember him by. The sadness will fade away and you will eventually have all those happy times that you and him have spent together. Better days are coming

  3. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our deepest sympathy. May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief.
    With caring thoughts.

  4. Dwight/Deirdre Morgan
    May Eric RIP and may God ease your pain. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  5. Roxanne and family

    May God bewith you during this time of grief and God rain down mighty blessing on the family.

  6. Tredale Jackson

    Eric I will miss our phone calls so much. My heart goes out to the Hillmon family.

  7. To the family of Eric to be absent from the body the spirit goes back to God. May the glory of the Lord be with you.

  8. We extend our prayers of comfort to you Aunt Bobby during this time of sorrow. Stand strong knowing Gods grace is sufficient to keep you and help you through this difficult time. Eric will be truly missed. Sending our love and support to you and the family.

    With love,
    Evelyn Hagwood & Family

  9. Carol MITCHELL and the MITCHELL Family

    Our SINCERE condolences to our family of Hillmons and Browns…

  10. Tamyra Johnson

    Sending sincere condolences to The Hillmon and Brown families. May God cover you at this time of grief.

  11. Shawn & Tonya Underwood

    I was deeply saddened to hear about the lost of Eric. I loved the conversation we would have every time I would see him. His kind words would always make my day. He will truly be missed. I hope that our Lord and Savior brings you and your family the much- needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.

  12. The Toland Family

    Barbara Hillmon and Family–
    We just received the sad news about the loss of your son, Eric, and we can only imagine the void that he left in all of your hearts. However, as you endure his departure be reminded of God’s assurance that the ultimate end is not death, but eternal life. Continue to trust Him for He is truly our refuge and strength, an ever present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). Also, be assured that we are lifting you up in prayer, love, and an everlasting friendship.

    The Toland Family (Jenny Gary, Cheryl Lipsey, & James Toland)

  13. Crystal Jordan

    My deepest sympathy prayers and condolences to the family of Eric Hillmon. Rest in peace my friend. Always remembered never ever forgotten

  14. Hillmon Family,

    Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted (Matt. 5:4).
    Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to know that you are in our prayers.

    Deepest Condolences,
    Deacons Ron and Deidra Avery

  15. Dear Cousin, I am trying to Fathom the thought of you being gone. It ‘s as though I’m in a dream and I haven’t awaken. The days prior to your last Birthday I remember our last visit together and our phone call till 2 AM the in the morning laughing and joking as we always did. You were my peace in the midst of my storms. You always knew how to keep me calm, say something funny to make me laugh and put a smile on my face. You were my confidant, friend , cousin and my Sunshine in the Rain. I still find myself waking up 6 AM in the morning getting a cup of coffee reaching for the phone to call you for our morning talk sessions. My Heart is so Heavy without You. You are Forever Missed may you Rest in Peace now My Dear Cousin. I Love And Miss You . Your Cousin Grayce Steele

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