Thelma "Eloise" Dillard went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Thursday, February 18, 2021. She was 87 years old.
Eloise was born on September 17, 1933, in Villa Rica, Georgia to the late Hollis Davis Swofford, Sr. and Thelma Swofford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Mr. John Dillard, four brothers, and two sisters.
She served as a caring and compassionate nurse for 37 years, retiring from the Robins Air Force Base Hospital with 27 years of service. Eloise was a devoted member of Gateway Fellowship Church of God in Macon. She was a resident of Pinegate Senior Living.
Survivors include her children, Rev. David George (Angie) of Acworth, Rev. Steve George (Claudia) of Wheeling, West Virginia, Sandra Smith (David) of Warner Robins, Donna Snider (Bubba) of Warner Robins, Crystal Barnett (Tony) of Covington, and Lisa Hearn, also of Covington. Nine grandchildren, Brian Holt, Stephen George, Jr. and Stephanie Axtman, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, Brandon George (Kasie) of Acworth, Joe Giordano of Alpharetta, Alan Smith (Barbara), Amanda Soles (Derick), Jason Snider (Tricia) all of Bonaire, Todd Snider (Jessica) of Lawrenceville; 32 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, a special niece Brenda Slate, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 21, 2021, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Singletary officiating. Eloise was lain to rest next to her husband in Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Villa Rica. 770-459-3694