In Loving Memory of Janie Mae Hill
August 25, 1934 - December 26, 2019
Janie Mae Hill was born September 25, 1934, in Columbus County, Arkansas, to John Gilbert and Susie Furlough; she was the 2nd of 3 children. Janie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized.
Janie met and eventually married John Hill Sr., to this union 6 children were born, Cassandra, Michael, John Jr., Henry, Myron, and Anthony. Janie and John shared 23 years of marriage. Janie became affectionately known as Mama Hill. She attended school to become a Nurse. She worked for Community Hospital/Harbor General for several years. Mama Hill enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, and spending time with her children.
Mama Hill was a loving and kind person. She was a people person and gave back to her community by working and volunteering at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School. She made students feel special and comfortable, and of course, she told them to eat their vegetables.
Mama Hill was a hard worker, diligent, and God fearing. As a faithful member of the Church of God in Compton California under the direction of Elder Clovis A. Wellington, she served on several boards and was an active choir member.
She expected her children to be in attendance at church too, and donât try to skip church because if you didn't go to church you, couldnât go outside to play. Mama Hill was not shy, she would tell you what she wanted, and when she wanted that switch, you better run to that peach tree and go get it.
Mama Hill had a saying, "when I get you, I'm gone get you for old and new.â But after your whooping, she made sure your belly was full. Mama Hill could make a meal out of just about anything. We would have fish sticks and tatter tots, and for dessert, she wouldnât let that old bread go to waste â we would have some of the best bread pudding you could ever dream of and donât get me started on the homemade chicken and dumplings.
Those who preceded her in death were her parents John Gilbert and SusieFurlough, husband John Hill Sr., daughter Cassandra Hill, brother Henry Gilbert, and sister Sammy Alexander.
She leaves to cherish her memories sons: John Hill, Jr., Michael Hill, Henry Hill, Myront Hill, and Anthony Hill; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Mama Hill was a mother, a teacher, a nurse, a homemaker, and most important a child of the most-high God. Jehovah Jreh -- My Provider; Jehovah Niss i-- My Victory; Jehovah Shalom -- My Peace, which is the greatest Christmas present Mama Hill could receive from God.