- 81 years old
- Date of birth: May 9, 1929
- Date of passing: Mar 27, 2011
|Let the memory of Naomi be with us forever|
On May 9, 1929 in Chambers County Alabama, the Lord blessed the late Abraham Stiggers and Laura Myhand Stiggers with a beautiful baby girl that they named Naomi. She was the second of ten children. She accepted Christ at an early age joining the new Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Fredonia, AL. She attended the historical New Hope School and Lanier High School. On July 26, 1947 at the age of 18, Naomi was united in Holy Matrimony to Otis Daniel Hill. She was his devoted, loving and compassionate wife for 56 years. To this union, eight children were born.
After her marriage, she united with the Evening Spring Baptist Church of Lanett, AL. She was a dedicated member until 1959 when her husband was called into the ministry. At that point and time she fulfilled her duties as a Pastors’ wife serving in many capacities. She was active with the Ebenezer, Early Rose, East Alabama and Bowen East District Minister Wives. After the death of her husband, she returned to Evening Spring Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Elijah Jackson, Jr. where she served faithfully in many capacities to include the Vice President of the Missionary Society.
In addition to her Christian service, Naomi was a homemaker. She had many interests including gardening, traveling, sewing and cooking for her family and friends. Her specialty was her homemade dressing and yeast rolls which her children, grand-children and great grand-children could never get enough of. She was an avid reader, many times finishing a book in a day. She enjoyed gospel music and singing and would often serenade her children with “I Love You” especially in her final days.
On Sunday March 27, 2011, while listening to gospel music and surrounded by her family the Angel of the Lord touched her and called her home to her eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her husband, The Rev. Otis D. Hill, Sr., her father, Abraham Stiggers and mother, Laura Myhand Stiggers, her brothers, Booker, Josiah and Willie Stiggers, sister Kate Stiggers and step mother, Mattie Cox Stiggers.
She leaves to cherish her unforgettable memories her eight children, Ruth (Fred) Johnson, Valley, AL, Otis Hill, Jr., Lanett, AL, Edward Hill, Lanett, AL, Terry (Regina) Hill, Gadsden, AL, Sandra Hill Thornton, West Point, GA, Deborah (Charles) Gilbert, Lanett, AL, Stanley (Donna) Hill, San Antonio, TX and Cheryl D. Hill, Lanett, AL; grandchildren, Kamia (Lewis), Michael, Mark (Alesha), Eldedrick, Natasha, Ziyadah, Jason (Shalya), Cedric, Earl, Shayla, Charles (Angela), Terry II, Nekesha, Tonya, Danielle, Jacobie, Kaci, Reagan, Stanley, Jr. and Naomi; 22 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rebecca (Joseph) Hardin, Dorothy Wright, Chicago, IL and Laura (William) Guilford, Montgomery, AL; two brothers, Abraham (Dorothy) Stiggers, Chicago, IL and Frank (Jennye) Stiggers, Lanett, AL; three sisters-in-law, Chinnie E. Hill, Dayton, OH, Gladys Hills, Atlanta, GA and Dorothy Stiggers Jones, Albany, GA; special cousins, Willie Pearl Autry, Christine Mackey and Betty Jones; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, special relatives and friends.
"Margaret Stiggers, Niece wrote at
In loving memories of a beautiful and loving Aunt.
I will always cherish the time spent with Aunt Naomi. My deepest sympathy to the children."
"Gloria G. Williams, New Hope Church , Camp Hill wrote at
I always knew your mom was just a phone call away; now,she will always be in my heart.I am truly "Blessed",to have known her as my dear friend for over 30 years.To know her, was to love her.I count it all joy,that I was a recipient of her unconditional Love."
"Bettie Pierce, Co-Worker of Terry Hill, Goodyear- wrote at
Hearts are going out to you and prayers are going up for you and your family. May God comfort each of you and send his peace to your souls."
"The Wimberly's Friend wrote at
Let God's deep Love and understanding help you in your grief.For he is there to ease the pain and bring your sorrowing heart relief. He will not fail thee. nor forsake thee. (Deuteronomy 31:6)Rev.W.G and Annie Wimberly"
"The Dunn"s& Armstead Mclemore family wrote at
We share your loss with each of you, please know that God cares for you! you are in our prayers he will strengthen your hearts Love y'all."
"Linda Griggs Brooks, friend of the family wrote at
Lean on God's everlasting arms, and there you will find comfort."
"Charlotte (Jeffrey) Woods, friend of Terry Hill wrote at
Terry (and family),
I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing, but rejoicing that she is present with The Lord! When grief brings you to tears, may her memories lift your spirits. Praying for your peace and comfort."
"Teresa & Rabbit Gates wrote at
A life well lived is a precious gift of hope, strength and grace from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place. Filled with memories sweet and sad, with smiles, tears and good times shared and laughter through the years.
We are remembering the family during this difficult time."
"Mt Zion East member wrote at
I will always remember Sis. Hill beautiful smile.Who can find a virtuous woman,for her price is above rubies?"
"Cofields& Johnsons-friends of Edward Hill wrote at
To the Hill Family, my family would like to offer our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and friend. Knowing that our Heavenly Father has promised to do away with all sickness, death, and sorrow is something to truly look forward to. (Revelation 21:3, 4) Until that time may you continue to be comfor"
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