Posted On February 5th, 2011 -

ELIZABETH LEILANI KILA A long time Hawaiian Homestead resident of Nanakuli slipped away peacefully at the full blossom beautiful age of 76, while a patient at Kaiser Medical Moanalua. Born in Honolulu, raised in a dry and arid place of Nanakuli she was given the Hawaiian name of “Leilani” (lei of Heaven), a blossom of perfumed flowers, a name that would personify her in Spirit and Character. She is preceded in life by her husband, Rev. Samuel K. Kila, Jr. and hanai son Reuben “Billy” C. Y. Chun. Being the eldest of 9, she is survived by Sister(s); Helen P. Hoohuli, and Esther Keamo. Brother(s); Melvin Keawe, and Mitchell (Momi) Keawe. Two Sister in Law; Rev. Sally J.C. Amina and Ella Jane Escobar of Florida. 3 sons; Samuel (Nadine) Kila III, Kahu Victor (Angela) Kila, and Kahu Ivan (Sarah) Kila. 3 daughters; Annie K. Kila-Kea, Flame Kila, Cindy (Samuel) Saffery, dtr in law; Sarah Chun, Hanai Raydean Opamin & Nemo, 15 Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and Great Grandchildren. A firm believer in Jesus Christ, who committed her life to intercessory prayer, she leaves a legacy of two son(s) who are Kahu’s: Pacific Faith Fellowship and New Life Christian Faith Fellowship. Graduation in Life Services will be held at Mililani Mauka Chapel on Feb. 7th 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Feb. 8th 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. burial to follow at her hometown, Nanakuli Homestead Cemetery.

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