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Frances Walker Hill

July 29, 1934- December 23, 2022


Frances Walker Hill was born on July 29, 1934 in (“New Light”) Anderson, South Carolina to Earlene Walker and raised by her grandmother, Janie Walker Grate. On December 23, 2022, she received her wings at the age of 88.

She was baptized at an early age at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. When she relocated to South Boston, Virginia in 1974, she moved her membership to Berry Hill Baptist Church on April 19, 1985 and served as a devoted Usher and member of the Missionary Circle.

Frances graduated from Anderson County Training High School in Pendleton, South Carolina on May 27, 1953. She united in holy matrimony to LeRoy Hill on April 19, 1956. Being the wife of an active-duty U.S. Air Force serviceman, she traveled throughout the U.S. and resided in a myriad of states. She spent the majority of her years as a homemaker and mother to her three children until the family moved to South Boston, Virginia in the summer of 1974 when she secured employment as a seamstress at Tultex Industries. Frances retired after 22 years of dedicated service.

Left to cherish wonderful memories are her two daughters, Faye H. Smith (Larry) of Richmond, Virginia, and Melinda Hill of Falls Church, Virginia; one son, Larry D. Hill (EJ) of Newport News, Virginia; six grandchildren, Tameshia (Marcus), Maverick, Larry II, Micah, Chadd and Korey; four great grandchildren, Marcus II, Branden, Olivia and Darian; one great, great grandchild, Abel; one niece, Diane Davis, one great nephew, Andre Davis, both of Douglasville, Georgia;, two sisters-in law, Pauline H. Cauthorne of Baltimore, Maryland and Virginia H. Hill of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and one brother-in-law, Charles J. Tilghman of Temple Hills, Maryland. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends, including Herman and Marie Richardson, Dessie Chandler, Ida J. Brandon, Valarie H. Butler and Linda G. Hubbard.

Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband, LeRoy; mother, Earlene W. Holloway; two brothers, Johnny and Ayner Walker; and one sister, Dorothy W. Davis. 

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Red Hat Society/South Boston Red Crested Purple Peacocks and the Creative Treasures Craft Group of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church. Frances loved flowers, sewing, crafting, solving seek-a-word puzzles, and watching the Game Show Network—especially Family Feud.

Due to COVID, a private service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 1:00 at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia, VA.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, 2000 North Main Street, South Boston, VA.

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