Ms. Celeste Anne Stola
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Virginia Beach - Ms. Anne Celeste Hill Stola, 54, passed away June 14, 2012, at her residence in Port Richey, FL. A sunset memorial service with friends and family will take place at a later date on Sandbridge Beach in Virginia Beach, VA.
Ms. Stola was born August 23, 1957, in Albany, GA, to Muriel Sue Hill Reakirt and the late Archie Henderson Hill, Jr. Raised in Albany, GA, Ms. Stola attended Albany High and Westover High Schools. She would go on to live in Atlanta, GA, Virginia Beach, VA, and Port Richey, FL.
Ms. Stola was a devoted animal advocate and would take in and care for many sick and needy animals during her lifetime. She leaves behind two of her most beloved K-9 companions, Dingo and Kai, who will be taken care of by her faithful friend John Jones of Port Richey, FL, and later by her family.
Ms. Stola was preceded in death by her father, Archie Henderson Hill, Jr.; stepfather, Jay P. Reakirt;
Ms. Stola is survived by her daughter, Lauren Gray Stola of Fort Collins, CO; mother, Muriel Sue Hill Reakirt of Albany, GA; stepmother, Reba Hill Moncus of Leesburg, GA; stepsister, Jeannie Reakirt-Gulbis of Atlanta, GA; aunts, JoAnne Niemeyer and Martha Orsini of Virginia Beach, VA; cousins, Mary Chandler Beach, Terri Gowan, and Sue Williams, all of Virginia Beach, VA; the father of her daughter, Albert A. Stola of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on June 24, 2012