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1966 John 2020

John Jones Hill, Jr.

August 30, 1966 — April 1, 2020

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REMARKABLE MAN OF GOD, JOHN JONES HILL, JR., 53, BORN INTO ETERNAL LIFE ON APRIL 1ST, 2020 FOLLOWING A SHORT ILLNESS. BELOVED HUSBAND OF 34 YEARS TO BELINDA A. HILL (NEE ROGERS). AS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS, THEY SHARED A STEADFAST AND HIGHLY PASSIONATE LIFE TOGETHER FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY 40 YEARS. BEING THE SOCIAL BUTTERFLY THAT JOHN WAS, HE NEVER MET A STRANGER, EVERYONE HE KNEW HE RESPECTED AND LOVED DEEPLY. WHAT A LEGACY!! WHAT A JOY!! - HIS MOTTO HAS ALWAYS BEEN IF I CAN HELP SOMEONE ALONG THE WAY THEN MY LIVING HAS NOT BEEN IN VAIN.

LOVING AND DEDICATED FATHER OF JOHN JONES HILL, Ill (34) AND TREVOR HILL (27). BEING A FATHER WAS ONE OF HIS GREATEST JOYS. HIS SONS MEANT THE WORLD TO HIM, AND HE WAS COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE THAT THEY GREW TO BECOME MEN OF STRONG CHARACTER. HE IS A CHERISHED GRANDFATHER OF DARION BICKHAM-HILL (16), NEVAEH LYNN HILL (11), AND JOHN TYSEN HILL (8); AND THEIR MOTHER KRISTY LYNN HILL (37), HELPS TO KEEP THE HILL LEGACY ALIVE AND STRONG.  .

HIS SIBLINGS INCLUDE, FAITHFUL BROTHERS ANTHONY HILL, MARK HILL, CHRISTOPHER HILL., DAVID HILL (DECEASED) RONALD HILL (DECEASED), LOVING SISTERS, LINDA HILL, LILLIAN HILL, VERONICA HILL, AND HOPE HILL (DECEASED).

JOHN WAS BORN ON AUGUST 30, 1966. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JOHN JONES HILL, SR. AND BARBARA JEAN HILL (NEE MASON).

A HOST OF BELOVED IN-LAWS INCLUDE HIS MOTHER-IN LAW, ANNIE M. ROGERS, AND MARY LEE JONES. SISTERS IN-LAW, PRISCILLA WORD, PHYLLIS PRUDE, SUAVETTE ALLEN, LEKETA JONES, SYNETHIA HILL, TINA TATE, TRANSITA HUGHES, NICOLE WASHINGTON, KIESHA CHEATOM, TAMMY LUCKETT, AND LASHANDA BLOOMINGBERG-HILL (DECEASED).

BROTHER IN LAWS: EDWARD RAY ROGERS, ANTWAN KEYVON JONES, DWAYNE KEVIN JONES, ANDRE JONES, SHAUN TAWAN JONES, LUTHER "LUCCI" RUCKER, JAMES RUCKER, CHRISTOPHER ROSS, AND LAWRENCE CHARLES JONES (DECEASED).

NIECES AND NEPHEWS, MARK HILL, JR. DARON HOWARD, MARQUETTA HOWARD, MARQUETTA TATE, LETRICA TATE, ANTONIO TATE, BOBBY TATE, MARCUS TATE, RUFUS NICHOLS, MAURICE WILLIAMS, MELISSA MARTIN, TAMIKA MARTIN, TEGINA MARTIN, LAWRENCE MARTIN, PHILLIP HILL, KYMANI "TRAIN" HILL, DESTINY HILL, KAMYREN HILL, DESTINY "DD", JUSTIN ALEXANDER, KYLE "BUFF" HILL, JOHN ANTHONY  HILL, JR,AKA "BOO", TAMOND  HILL, CHRISTIAN HILL, CHANIYAH HILL, AND CHRISTOPHER HILL JR., (DECEASED), DONTE HILL (DECEASED), AND JAMES WILLIAM HILL (DECEASED).

A MYRIAD OF HIS AUNTS, UNCLES AND COUSINS LIVE TO REMEMBER HIS KINDNESS, AND GIVING SPIRIT. HE CONCENTRATED ON KEEPING A TIGHT KNIT FAMILY, NO MATTER HOW FAR OR NEAR. FAMILY ALWAYS MATTERED TO HIM.

 

HE WENT TO EVERY FUNERAL HE COULD, MADE FOOD FOR EVERY REPAST, BANQUET, WEDDING OR EVENT NEEDED WHEN ASKED. HE WAS A GIVER AND SUPPORTER OF EVERYONE'S DREAMS.

 

JOHN LOVED GOD AND HAD BEEN A LIFE-LONG MEMBER OF HOLY FAMILY LUTHERAN CHURCH, WHERE HIS SONS, AND GRANDCHILDREN WERE BAPTIZED AND CONFIRMED. BEING A DEDICATED LEADER IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE CHURCH. HE WAS KNOWN AFFECTIONATELY AS 'POPPA HILL', WITH HIS BIG HUGS, FIRM HANDSHAKES, REFLECTING THE HUGER THAN LIFE HEART OF HIS AND SPIRIT! HE WAS A SELF-EMPLOYED CATERER, A MASTER CHEF, AND LOVER OF PEOPLE WAS HIS WHEEL-HOUSE AND HE DROVE IT WELL!!!

 

LIKE MOST GREAT CHEFS, HE  KEPT ALL HIS WONDERFUL  RECIPES, SAUCES, AND SPICES A SECRET!.......... THAT IS

UNLESS YOU WERE REALLY CLOSE TO HIM. HE LOVED TO LAUGH AND JOKE. WE FIND IT FITTING THAT HE DIED ON APRIL 1, 2020. - HE WOULD LOVINGLY JOKE THAT THE SECRET WAS IN THE SAUCE.

 

NOT ENOUGH CAN BE SAID ABOUT THE KIND OF FRIEND HE WAS, BOLD, ENERGETIC, LOYAL AND STERN WHEN NEEDED, HE WAS EASY TO FORGIVE, AND QUICK TO HELP MAKE THINGS AS BEST AS HE COULD FOR EVERYONE AROUND HIM.

 

SOME OF HIS FAVORITE HOBBIES INCLUDED, LISTENING TO BLUES MUSIC, WATCHING VIDEOS, FEEDING HOMELESS, AND FEEDING THE ANIMALS IN THE BACK YARD. HE WOULD ALWAYS TOSS LEFT OVER BREAD, MEAT, ETC. FOR THE BIRDS, SQUIRRELS, CATS, DOGS AND-ANY ANIMALS THAT MIGHT VISIT THE HILL BACKYARD. NEEDLESS-TO-SAY THOSE ANIMALS ATE WELL HE WOULD ALWAYS TELL HIS WIFE, BELINDA.................................................................................... THAT ALL GODS

CREATURES HAVE TO EAT.

 

HE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BY THE RESIDENTS AT HIS WORK AS CONCIERGE AND CHEF AT 3440 N. LAKE SHORE DRIVE, WHEREAS, HE ENJOYED SUCCESSFUL WORK AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE, IN HIS LIFE, FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES.

 

MEN LIKE JOHN DON'T COME ALONG EVERYDAY. THEREFORE, WE SHALL CARRY HIM FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, AND MEMORIES.

 

BLESSED BE OUR GOD. JESUS IS LORD!!!

 

DUE TO THE CDC GUIDELINES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, PRIVATE CREMATION· RITES HAVE BEEN ACCORDED. A MEMORIAL CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH, 2020 FROM 1:00 - 4:00 PM AT THE HOLY FAMILY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 542 W. HOBBIE STREET, CHICAGO.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SIGN THE ONLINE GUEST BOOK AND LEAVE A CONDOLENCE MESSAGE AT WWW,MIDWESTMORTUARY.COM INFO. (708) 478-3546

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