HILLS, Mrs. Jean Marjorie (Cambridge) Of Brockton, passed away peacefully, Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Braemoor Health Center, just prior to her 90th birthday.|
Jean was the daughter of the late Prince and Johanna Cambridge of Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada. Jean was educated through the Canadian school system, graduated from Sydney Academy and later received computer skills certification from OIC Boston.
She came to Boston in her mid-twenties where she met and married the late Waverly Hills, of Boston, MA. Jean made a career as supervisor of the mailroom at Beth Israel Hospital from which she retired. Later she volunteered as a Teacher's Aide at Pauline A. Shaw School. She grew up a member of St. Philips African Orthodox Church in Sydney, Nova Scotia and later continued her spiritual growth as a member of the Sr. Adult Ministry at Morning Star Baptist Church. Jean was an amazing woman who had a zest for life, a big heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. A true giver and never looked for anything in return.
She is survived by her Son, George Cambridge and wife Viola and her only Grandchild, Joanna Cambridge of Brockton; Niece, Leona Roach of Bronx, NY and Sister-In-Law, Cindy Cambridge, of Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Those who have passed before her are her beloved Sister, Amy Roach of Bronx, NY and brothers, Arthur Cambridge and Georgina, and Joseph Cambridge.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11AM at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1257 Blue Hill Ave. Mattapan, MA 02126. There will be a viewing prior to the service at 10AM. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 335 Walk Hill St., Mattapan. Calling hours will be on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00PM in the Russell and Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St. (Rt.123), BROCKTON, MA 02301. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Morning Star Baptist Church in memory of Mother Jean Hills www.msbc-bos.org. For directions visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 26, 2016