Hill, John F. M.

April 21, 2022

Hill, John F. M.

John F. M. Hill - age: 84
(April 24, 1937 to April 21, 2022 )
Resident of Ukah, California

Our community sadly lost a pillar on Friday, April 22, 2022, when John F. M. Hill, Favorably known as Big John passed away two days before his 85th birthday. John was born On April 24, 1937, in Kosciusko Mississippi where he spent his early years. John and his family relocated to Ukiah in 1952 in search of opportunities not available to them in the South. Ukiah was home to John for over 70 years, after finishing high school, he joined and served in the Army for several years; upon returning home, John worked at the Drive-in Theater as a Manger; then went on to be the manager of the movie theater for several years. In the early eighties, John decided to pursue a degree in Administration of Justice from Mendocino Junior College; upon receiving his associate degree, he began a new career as a Correctional Officer for the Mendocino County Sheriff Department where he worked until retirement.
John is survived by his wife of over 51 years Mrs. Reta M. Hill Favorably known as the Jamaican lady, their five children Jennifer, Donna, Rose, Anthony, and Rodney Hill, nine grandchildren Bobby, Courtney, Marques, Nia, Shannel, Malcolm, Jordon, Langston ; Nine Greatgrands Quentin, Asha, Ariza, Jayden, Crew, Gia, Carter, Angel, and Kameron; several nieces and nephews along with a host of cousins and friends near and far.
John was preceded in death by his parents, brother Marvin Hill of Sacramento; Sister Doris Johnson of Santa Rosa, and grandson DeVaughn K. Carter of Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Mike Fenton at Eversole Mortuary, 141 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA on May 14, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Repast immediately following the service at Trinity Baptist Church, 900 S. Dora Street, Ukiah, CA 95482.
Burial services will be private for immediate family in Chico California on May 15, 2022, at 12 noon.

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