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 1978, 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 Grooves, 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, Kayleigh 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 Johnson; brothers, J. C. Johnson, Paul Thurman Johnson; 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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