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Pictured from left: Louis Hill, Zora Maxwell and Frank Hill
Mr. Gaddis and Mrs. Queenie Hill
My column is a delayed one this week for various reasons. However, it is a special one because it’s all about a special couple and their offspring.
Mr. Gaddis (nicknamed “Tit”) and Mrs. Queenie (nicknamed “Sweetie”) were born and raised in Coosa County (Nixburg). They had seven children. Four are deceased: George Hill, Annie Kendrick, Johnny Ross Hill, and Francis Hill. Three are still here to carry on the sweet memories of their parents: Zora Maxwell, Frank Hill and Louis Hill.
Candles were burned in loving memory of those who are not here with us today. However, they are forever present in our hearts. The Fourth of July weekend was enjoyed by many families and friends who came to Nixburg to help celebrate the Hills’ annual “Gaddis and Queenie Hill Memorial Day.”
Although it was put on hold for a while because of COVID-19, I believe the siblings made up for it. It was extra special, despite the heat and rain. They were prepared for it all.
The food and hospitality were perfect, and Linda Burn, the granddaughter, is guilty. She is one of the best hostesses there is. She and her mother, Zora, are also great cooks.
Frank and Louis know how to do things in Ohio style and in Alabama style. We spent one day of the three-day celebration, and it was great! On Monday the Fourth everyone celebrated the fireworks at the home of the granddaughter Eva Lois Thomas, who is the mother of Day Day Thomas, former NFL football star.
Mr. Tony Benson did an awesome job with his video gift that God gave him. The three days he worked on this family gathering he worked hard and loved it, especially Saturday evening when he recorded the children singing and praise dancing for this beautiful and wonderful occasion. It put more love and happiness into the atmosphere.
Young and old were on one accord. It was a wonderful event. The Hills’ motto is, “A house is made of walls and beams. A home is built of love and dreams.”
Family – the Hills are one big happy family because of Mr. Gaddis and Mrs. Queenie Hill.
“Wisdom is the wealth of the wise.”
“Jesus did not come to make God’s love possible, but to make God’s love visible.” And the Hills did it!
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