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Willie Lorena Hill

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Willie Lorena Johnson Hill, age 89, of Kennard, passed away Tuesday, May 21,, 2019 at her residence.  Lorena was born September 10, 1929 in Kennard to parents, Ervin Monroe “Earl” Johnson and Ethel Maude Carleton Johnson. She graduated as Valedictorian from Kennard High School in 1947 and married Dean Hill, September 10, 1949, making their home in Houston where they were members of the Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Lorena taught Sunday School for many years and helped with the youth.  Moving back to Kennard in 1982, she became a member of the Piney Creek Baptist Church and was always faithful to read her Bible to the end.  Lorena was an Avon Representative, Tupperware Manager and in her later years, became a Certified Nurse Aid.

Lorena is survived by children, Ronald Hill and wife, Andrea of Kennard, Dale Hill and wife, Jodie of Lufkin, Ethel Gail Gallant and husband, Danny of Kennard, Susan Brittain and husband, David of Kennard, Mark Hill and wife, Sandra of Pollok; grandchildren, Audra Hill, Rebecca and Randall Parker, Rachel and Chad Groves, Natalie and Stephen Jansen, Kristen and Billy Joe Holcomb, Sarah and Micah Shaffer, Sonya and Shane Stevenson, Logan and Elizabeth Gallant, Jeremy Brittain, Nathan Brittain, Dustin Hill, Shawn Hill, Aaron Hill, Heather Hill; great-grandchildren, Joshua Hill, Chloe Parker, Callie and Paisley Groves, Cody Parker, Skylar Stevenson, Sarah , Katherine and Jackson Gallant, Jacob and Eli Jansen, Kaleigh Minton, Elyjah and Krosby Shaffer, Maddox Hill; brother, Bobby Royce Johnson of Crockett.  She is preceded in death by husband, Dean Virgil Hill; grandson, Ronald Clinton Hill; granddaughter, Sabrina Parker; parents, Earl and Ethel Carlton Johnson; brothers, J. C. Johnson, Paul Thurman Johnson; sister, Earline Johnson Keith; sisters-in-law, Helen Johnson, Jewel Johnson, Billie Lambright Johnson.

Funeral services for Willie Lorena Johnson Hill will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Brother Terry Gibson and Brother Michael Moore officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends for visitation Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hill Cemetery, 8825 FM 2781, Kennard, TX 75847.

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  1. What a joy to have known Ms. Hill. Out of the respect we had for her, she was Ms. Hill, though she referred to herself as Lorena when she called.
    I enjoyed her visits to our home, with her Avon bag in her hand.
    We chatted in person & on the phone about more topics than just Avon.
    She was a great lady.
    The world needs more ladies like Ms. Hill.
    Our thoughts and prayers are for the family.

  2. We love you and will miss you until we see you again! Please give paw paw a big hug for me!

  3. So sorry to hear about Lorena. She was a wonderful lady. I had such fun listening to her play Bible trivia on KIVY. She didn’t have to look up the answer, she knew it immediately. Such a great memory. Our deepest sympathy. June & David Currie

  4. I love you. So many times you cared for me, prayed for me, loved me,and became a mom to me these last few years. You have so many jewels in your crown and so many folks waiting for you and i know the celebration to have you back will rock heaven for many days. I know that we have shared sufferings and sorrows and all of that is done for you finally we will miss you because we had no time to prepare ourselves for your sudden departure but we would never wish you back here to suffer with us in our sorrow. So, joyfully tearful we send you on your way and celebrate you and all your gifts to us. We may never know how much your prayers and supplications affected us but we know how much you cared and we will never forget the life well lived and the love you gave.

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