GERRY CREIGHTON HILL, SR.
August 14, 1934 – October 7, 2020
Gerry Creighton Hill, Sr. was born in Newport Rhode Island, on August 14, 1934, to Julia Estella and Frederick Alton Hill. He fell asleep in death on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Janice; his three children, Julia, Gerry, Jr., and Christie; Grandchildren: Jeffery, Julie, Japheth, Aniya, and Elaina; his siblings: Betty (Besty), Helene, Bill, Larry, Lenny, and Bobbie. He was preceded in death by his mother (Julia), father (Frederick) and his siblings: Arlene, Dottie, Evelyn, Freddie, Audrey, Connie, and Wilhemina.
During his teen years, his mother started studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Gerry embraced the truth he was learning from the Bible and dedicated his life to Jehovah and was baptized on July 22, 1953. Gerry loved and really cared about people. He served as an elder for over 40 years in several congregations. Love motivated him to provide assistance where the need for Kingdom proclaimers was great by relocating to Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Sommerville, Georgia. He found joy by participating in Kingdom and Assembly Hall building projects. Other privileges he enjoyed was the responsibility of the Cleaning Department at Conventions and Circuit Assemblies and traveling as a delegate to an international convention in Europe. Friends and family may remember his love for repurposing discarded treasures, hearty handshakes, camping, working on cars, visiting friends in the hospital, and of course, desserts such as strawberry shortcake. He was affectionately called “Tiger.”
Memorial services will be held online via Zoom on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 6:00 pm.
Meeting ID: 819 9124 9117
Gerry enjoyed a rich, full life, and we look forward to seeing him again when all things are new.
“Just see yourself, just see me too
Just see us all in a world that is new.
Think how you’ll feel, how it will be
To live in peace, to be truly free.”
Cremation Society of Virginia-Newport News assisted the family with arrangements.