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Eleanora Lorraine Hill

June 21, 1937 May 13, 2013
Eleanora Lorraine Hill
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Obituary for Eleanora Lorraine Hill

The Blessings of Faith
Sometimes when life has beaten you and the future’s all but bright. There’s a blessing in just having faith that things will turn out right.
 
Eleanora Lorraine Lacy Hill the oldest of four children born to Delman Allen Lacy Sr. and Ella Beatrice Underwood on June 21, 1937 in Indianapolis, IN.
 
She attended Public Grade School No. 42-56, 87, and Crispus Attucks High School. She also attended Southeastern Illinois College where she received a Certificate in Nurses Aide and Chore Housekeeping for the elderly.
 
She was employed at Elite Cleaners and did some restaurant and domestic work until she married. Lorraine also worked at the Pope County Care Center in Golconda as a Nurses Aide.
 
Lorraine accepted Christ at age 11 years old under the Pastorate of Rev. Samuel Swancey into Pilgram Baptist Church where she sung in the Junior Choir, served on the Usher Board, and was a faithful member until she married and moved to Golconda, Illinois. She then joined the Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church and served as Superintendent of Sunday School, junior teacher, and church treasurer. She also held the first bible summer school ever at Macedonia Freewill Baptist for two years. She later joined Mt. Horeb Freewill Baptist Church in Metropolis under the Rev. Leonard Duncan where she attended and worked with the Mission Department there until her health began to fail.
 
Lorraine was united in marriage to Norman Grandfort Hill Sr. on June 26, 1955. To this union six children were born: Norman G. Hill Jr., Patricia Ann Hill, Brenda Jeanice Hill, Garland Louis Hill, Sharon Agusta Hill, and Agnes Beatrice Hill Matchem.
 
Lorraine leaves her six children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister, Loretta and husband Thomas Davidson of Indianapolis, IN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; school friend, Mr. Walter P. Brooks.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers.
 
The Bend In The Road
Sometimes we come to life’s crossroads and view what we think is the end. But God has a much wider vision and he knows that it’s only a bend. The road will go on and get smoother and after we’ve stopped for a rest, the path that lies hidden beyond us is often the path that is best. So rest and relax and grow stronger let go and let God share your load and have faith in a brighter tomorrow. You’ve just come to a bend in the road.
 
The family wishes to thank everyone for their acts of kindness showed toward them in the loss of their mother. May God Bless you one and all.

Funeral service will be 11:00am Saturday May 18, 2013 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville.



Interment will follow the service at Macedonia Cemetery near Brownfield.



Visitation will be from 5-8pm on Friday May 17, 2013 at the funeral home.


Visitation will also be from 8:00 am until time of service on Saturday.

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