Mrs. Alberta Jones Hill passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 1225 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602, with Dr. B.R. Fulton, Officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. MASK RECOMMENDED.
She was born in Quincy, Florida on December 26, 1928, to Johnnie and Martha Jones. She attended the public schools of Gadsen County.
As a young adult she relocated to Tampa, FL. It was here in Tampa, she married her first husband, Mr. Arthur Leroy Pease. She soon joined Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church and was a devoted member for over fifty years. Later in life, she found love again with Mr. Mack Hill, who preceded her in death.
Sister Hill was not just a Christian in words, but one of action. She often nurtured the sick and shut in. If someone was ill and needed transportation to the doctor or therapy, she was there for them. She was a giving and caring person.
She loved her family, and everyone was welcomed to her house. She was an excellent cook. She was known for her homemade biscuits and fried fish. Her home was a family hub for holidays and family celebrations. There was always plenty of food and a feeling that you were home.
Mrs. Hill was a modern woman. She started her career at Sun State Garment Factory and later transitioned to Gators of Florida Garment Factory where she worked for over thirty years. Ms. Alberta, as she was called, retired as the Lead Supervisor.
Staying active in retirement was important to her. Her favorite hobby was fishing with her son, James (aka Rabbit) and she would spend hours out on the boat fishing. This activity, she continued into her eighties. Every morning she worked daily on her puzzle books, which she said kept her mind sharp and youthful.
Traveling with her beloved daughter, Brenda, and surrogate son, Randy, was always high on her list. They often vacationed together with her being chauffeured with the family dog, Misty. Their previous destinations included Atlanta, Biloxi, St. Augustine, and always a visit back home to Quincy, FL.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Johnnie and Martha Jones; brothers, Louis Anderson, James Jones, Johnnie Jones, and Minister Joseph Jones.
She is survived by: her son, James Williams (Grace Black); devoted daughter, Brenda Richardson (Randy Williams); sister, Sarah Graham; sisters-in-laws, Beverly Jones and Jacqueline Jones; grandchildren, Stephanie Rhodes (Michael), Terry Williams (Monica), LaShonda Engram, and Selina Williams; devoted god-son, Joe Pugh; family friends, Geraldine Askew and Tyrone Williams; great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022, at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606. MASK RECOMMENDED.