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Willie Hill, Jr.

April 30, 2021

Obituary

Deacon Willie Hill, Jr. of Tampa passed away Friday, April 30, 2021.  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Cathedral, 3401 E. 25th Avenue with Pastor Dwight Newkirk, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.  Please follow the CDC guidelines. Masks are required. 

Deacon Willie Hill Jr. also known as “Will” was born in Silas, Alabama to the late Will Sr. and Winnie Jane Hill. He was educated in the public schools in Silas, Alabama. Deacon Hill was employed with Griffin Industries as a truck driver for over 40 years until he retired in 2010. 

Deacon Hill enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, he was the known jokester of the family.  He was a devoted member of St. John’s Cathedral.  He was a caring person, who was known to lend a helping hand to anyone he could help.  Deacon Willie Hill Jr. “Will” will be greatly missed by all. 

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeannette Lashawn Hill.   

Deacon Hill leaves to cherish his memory: loving and devoted wife, Jessie Hill; children, Joe L. Hill (Essie) and Wilma J. Freamon; grandchildren, Javon Hill Sr. (Gisselle), Xavier Hill (Ashline), Dominque Hill, Gregory Hill, Jessica Ashleigh Range (Thomas), Jayla Ashton Jacobs (Donavin), Cleveland Freeman III. (Kayla), and Noah Hill; great grandchildren, Jasmine, Javon, Jamya, Jeremhia, Raeya, Zion, Zahra, Xavier Jr, Khyree, Shaniya, Kamryn, Jaidyn, Na’varius, Thomas (TJ), Rhyann, and Jianna; and siblings, SSG. James Hill (Marchelle), Tommy Hill (Pamela), Grace Traylor (Lee Edward), Bertha Hicks (Jimmie), Donnise Norman (Chris), Katie Harrison (Johnnie) and, Barbara Harrison (Jerry); sisters and brothers in laws, Joe Thompson (Helen), Mary Francis (Scotty), Lottie Hill (Willie Earl), Shirley Thompson (Theo), Eleanor Thompson (Lee Dale), Maxie Thompson (Will), France Lee Nicholson (Lindsey), and Louise Thompson; aunt, JoAnn Hill; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

The viewing will be held Friday, May 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.  We are asking family and friends to please follow the CDC Guidelines.  Masks are required.   

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 7, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606-1508

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 8, 2021

2:00 PM
St. John Cathedral
3401 E. 25th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
May 8, 2021

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610

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