Marceil Allen Hill

Marceil Allen Hill "Marceil" CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Marceil Allen Hill, 83, of Charlotte, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, surrounded by her family at the Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. She was born on June 11, 1930, in Charlotte, the daughter of the late Thomas Julian Allen and Francis Huggins Allen. Marceil graduated from Central High School in West Charlotte, and furthered her studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory. Marceil was an avid quilter who loved sharing her knowledge of quilting with others. She enjoyed being a member of the Swamp Fox Quilters Guild in Florence, S.C., for many years. Marceil previously lived in McBee, S.C., where she enjoyed the peace and serenity of the area, as well as the wonderful local peaches and eating at Big's. Marceil loved attending church services at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Charlotte, as well as First Baptist Church of Pine Ridge, S.C. The family would like give special recognition and thanks to Shelia Frederiksen, Dot Kistler and Pat Thomley, who helped make it possible for Marceil to live out her last years at home. The family would also like to thank the many wonderful people of Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Calhoun Hill, and is survived by her daughter, Joyce Hill; son-in-law, Jon Hill; daughter, Sandra Morgan; son-in-law, Alan Morgan; and grandsons, Jason Grubb and Christopher Grubb. Also surviving Marceil are her two great-grandchildren, Brayden Grubb and Ella Grubb; and her beloved sister, Rebecca Gardner. A funeral service to celebrate Marceil's life will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, in Mint Hill. The Rev. Wayne Deffinger will officiate. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation and reception with the family following the service at the funeral home until 8 p.m. A committal service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, 3224 Liberty Hill Road in Hartsville, S.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakhurst Baptist Church, 5037 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205, and to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House-Huntersville, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078, online at DonateHospice.org. Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.

Funeral Home

McEwen Funeral and Cremation Service, Mint Hill Chapel
7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 545-4864

Published in Charlotte Observer on Feb. 4, 2014