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Mattie Rae Hill

Mattie Rae Hill obit pic fixedMattie Rae Hill, age 72, gained her angel wings and left this world after a brief illness on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. Rae was born November 15, 1948 in West Monroe, Louisiana to the late Elsie Hughes. Rae married Jerry Hill May 26, 1967 in Houston and they had three sons.

Rae tackled many adventures head on in her life from being an Avon and Tupperware lady to a café owner, sale barn office manager, then on to owning her own cleaning service. Her most recent employment was with George Torma as his secretary. She would always say he was more like a brother than a boss. They took care of each other for over 18 years and she loved him dearly.

Rae was a prayer warrior for all and a witness for God at every chance she had. Rae was an active member for Pearson Chapel Baptist Church in Lovelady and loved her church family. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and prayer warrior, most of all.

Rae is survived by her husband, Jerry Hill; sons, Ricky Hill and wife, Jennifer of Bagwell, Kirby Hill and fiancé, Roshael of Blossom, and Joey Hill of Palestine; two daughters in love, Amy Hill, Olivia Whitfield; twelve grandchildren she adored, Jerry Richard “Lil Rick” Hill and wife, Maggie, Justin Hill and wife, Courtney, Jessica Hill, Brendan Hopkins and wife, Shelby, Connor Hill and wife, Lauren, Andrew Hill, Emily Hill, Raegan Hill; nine great-grandchildren, Declan, Arya, Roland, Blakelyn, Kainbri, Callie, Brynlee, Bradi; half-sister, Donna Sanford and husband, Sandy, cousins that were more like sisters, Betty Frizzell, Barbara Steadman, Linda Strange, Wanda Brewer; partners in crime and traveling buddies, Debbie Dillingham and Karen Bottoms; numerous other loving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elsie Hughes.

Funeral services for Rae Hill will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel, bro. Jim Bob Gunnels and Bro. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment to follow at the Evergreen Memorial Park. Visitation be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pearson Chapel Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital,

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  1. I have only know Rae and Jerry for a few years and I feel as if I have known them all my life!!! Rae is one of those people you always loved to see coming and was sad when they left. She told me where she would be when she left this world and I am looking forward to seeing her there!!!
    Praying for you, Jerry, and all the family that God’s glory and Spirit will fill your hearts with comfort and peace.
    Bro. Larry

  2. Ralph and I were classmates of RAe’s in Ackerman, Ms. Ralph and Rae laughed about grade school happenings. Through texting and phone calls, I in recent years became very close friends with Rae. I so appreciated her prayers for my grandchildren. We grieve her earthly loss deeply. We know that Heaven is gain. Love and Christian sympathy to Jerry and family and friends. Rae is indeed a blessing !

  3. We grieve the earthly loss of our precious and loved classmate and friend, even as we rejoice that she has the glories of Heaven. Christian sympathy and love to the family and friends from Gale and Ralph Henderson .

  4. Dear Jerry and family, I am so sorry to hear of Rae’s passing. I am her first cousin on her dads side. We met a few years ago in person and through the wonder of Facebook were able to stay in touch. You all were her pride and joy! Please know that you are in my prayers. I know she is with her Lord and her mama running down the streets of gold! I know she will greet me there one day. Love and prayers, Susan Harris

  5. I was very saddened to hear about Rae’s passing. We lost touch with each other since high school, but in July 2020 I got a text from Rae. I was thrilled to hear from an old close friend and grateful she found me. We immediately began sharing our lives, our Christian testimony, re-visiting old times, especially about our dear friend Sandy Burney Vance. There was a special room in Rae’s heart for Ackerman and school days with her friends. Rae was a Christian women with a heart of gold and I am very saddened by her death. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to husband Jerry and their wonderful family at this difficult time.

  6. I meet Rae 9 years ago, working for one of her Besties (Debbie Dillingham). I remember when we first met, it was like I had already known her. She had such a sweet demeanor and was so easy to talk to. Through the years, she would call me or text me, for special prayer request or we would just laugh or talk about our Lord. I will miss you Rae, when you would come to visit Debbie & Karen, and you girls would go on your little adventures….You are now on the adventure of a lifetime! Love ya💜💚

  7. I am saddened and heartbroken. Rae and I had lost touch since high school when we graduated together but had regained contact through Facebook in the last few years. We shared many high school memories and caught up with life since. We had planned to get together in person but just never did. When I saw her post that she had contracted COVID and asked for prayers not to be on a ventilator, I immediately started prayers for her and have prayed every day since. So when I saw her picture in the paper this morning, my heart sunk and tears began. Rae was a lovely, sweet, funny, and fun friend in school. We had good times. I remember when she and Jerry started dating and how much fun it was to be witness to them falling in love! I know from FB how much she loved him and her family and how devoted she was to her faith. I am so very sorry this terrible disease has taken this beautiful soul. My deepest condolences.

  8. I want to express my most heartfelt condolences to all the family of Rae. She was a good Christian lady and friend. She is now enjoying eternal happiness and in God’s presence. Continue her life of love and compassion and she will rest in peace. Your friend always, Lewis

  9. Such a precious fun soul! Rae shared her love of Jerry, family, and God with me with abundant joy in her heart. There was nothing that she wouldn’t do for you. She was so talented and had a real understanding of people and their needs. Her heart carried love for all. “A life that touches the hearts of others goes on forever.” copied Rae touched many hearts. I know she did mine.
    Becky Cooksey

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