NEW BERN | Marjorie Humphrey Hill was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 21, 2014, at home with her children by her side.
She was born on October 7, 1917, in Lenoir County to Oscar Humphrey Sr. and Emma Smith Humphrey. She was a devoted wife, homemaker, loving "Mama" and "Grandma". Her 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren adored their "Granny Hill".
She was a faithful member of Spring Garden Baptist Church for over 60 years where she taught primary Sunday School during those earlier years. Due to her illness, she was unable to attend the past two years and she missed the fellowship with her church family, who she dearly loved. Prior to her death she was the oldest living member of Spring Garden Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jonas William (J.W.); her parents, Oscar Humphrey Sr. and Emma Smith Humphrey; brothers, Jake, Alfred and Clarence; sisters, Evelyne, Annie Lee, Ethel and Bernice; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Caroline Edwards and Gary Hill Jr.; and her son-in-law, J.B. Mattocks.
Left to cherish her memories are sons, Jimmie (Charlene), Freddie (MaryAnn) Larry (Linda); daughters, Margaret Murphy (J.K.), Frances Edwards (Bobby), Betty Mattocks and Patricia Hill; 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; her brothers, John Humphrey, Carlyle Humphrey and Ralph Humphrey along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 in the Chapel of Cotten Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Alan Edwards, Justin Hill, Ryan Murphy, Dwayne Murphy, Lee Walker and Greg Broadway. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gerald Edwards, Jerry Murphy, Randy Murphy, Christopher Hill, Berkley Hill and Jimmie Hill Jr. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home and other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Spring Garden Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family would like to thank Dr. Christine Bounous and her staff for their care and concern for our mother through all the years.
Online condolences may be made to the Hill family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home.