Christian Burton Hilliard

September 25, 1988 - March 26, 2024
Christian Burton Hilliard

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Christian “Ian” Hilliard, 35 of Wilmington, NC passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday March 26, 2024.

Ian was born in Horry County, SC on September 25, 1988 the son of the late David and Lisa Mason Hilliard.

Ian loved nature and all creatures. He had a brilliant mind and was gifted mechanically and electronically. He was so happy helping his friends with their cars computers and phones.

Surviving are his grandparents Jan and Andy Mason his aunts Jana Nethery and husband Tim, Karen Mason and Jerome; cousins Matthew Nethery and wife Anna, Joanna Burns and husband Matt and English Coleman and husband Michael as well as many other relatives and friends who loved him deeply.

His remains will become part of the sand and sea at his favorite place on earth, the family cabin on the outer banks.

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free”

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  • April 12, 2024
    Whitney says:
    I will always keep Ian in my heart - I wish life could have been easier, but it brings me peace to know how loved he was. Fly high Ian, I love you.

  • April 11, 2024
    Robyn Stanley lit a candle:
    Lit since April 11, 2024 at 4:50:02 PM

  • April 09, 2024
    Jody Moye says:
    God Bless and Keep You Ian

  • April 08, 2024
    Bethany says:
    Ian you were my fav cousin. You will forever loved and missed. Il see you one day up there. Hug daddy for me.

  • April 08, 2024
    Michelle Poteet says:
    Ian you were such a beautiful soul you imprinted on me and my family we will miss u fly high rest in peace