Hilbert E Donaldson

  • Birth 15 Aug 1922
  • Death 15 May 1995 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 62511501

Hilbert became an orphan at young age. His father's sister in law took him in and raised him as her own. His cousin, Abner Wesson" Snooky" Donaldson. These two boys grew very close and became brothers in every sense of the word. They created a bond that lasted until the day Hilbert died.

Hilbert did not learn to read until the late 60's, early 70's. He taught himself how to read and write by watching Sesame Street. After learning how he could not get enough to read.
He was a very kind and humble man. There was not anything he would not do to help someone. A place to stay, food, and/or money, it was yours. No questions asked.. He never wanted anything back from the person either.

This man had a passion for cooking. He made moist tender, flaky biscuits better than most women. Something, I have never mastered.

Hilbert always had a great outlook on life. He touched many people and made lots of friends throughout his life He is missed by many..


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  • Created by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
  • Added: 3 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62511501
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hilbert E Donaldson (15 Aug 1922–15 May 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62511501, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy (contributor 46937518) .