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Hestel Broome

August 3, 1923 — December 22, 2022

Hestel Gilliland Broome, 99, of Birmingham, AL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 22, 2022.  She was born August 3, 1923, in Pierce Mills, AL to William Franklin and Gertrude (Martin) Gilliland.  She attended school in Birmingham and Isabella, AL. She then returned to Birmingham, AL to attend and graduate from the School of Cosmetology.  In the late 60's, she began to paint. She was best known for her flowers and landscapes. She was a charter member of PACE (Patrons Art Council East) and a member of Vestavia Art Association.  Being very creative, in the 80's, she began to paint beautiful pieces of china using her love for flowers and fruit as her motifs. In the 90's she returned to another creative expression - rug hooking. She was a member of the rug hooking group the Birmingham Rug Hookers until she could no longer attend due to her health. She was a self-taught artist, and her work is dearly loved by friends and family.  She enjoyed reading as a pastime, and spending time with her family. She never drove a car, but all her lovely friends were always so willing to be her chauffer which was such a blessing to her family. She will be missed by her family and her dear friends. Her family will always be grateful for the generosity of those who loved Hestel and supported her and them, especially during the last three years.  She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Broome Brewer, granddaughters: Brandi Broome Green (Trey) and Kasie Broome and grandson: Taylor Brewer and great granddaughters: Sadie Johnson Acton (Jordan) and Madalyn Green.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Lee Broome and son, Otis Leon Broome (Jessica).  Arrangements are with Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 2PM. Dr. Mark Gainey will be officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to 1040 Connections, P. O. Box 1141, Hixson, TN 37343

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

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Jefferson Memorial Gardens East

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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