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Lonnie Hill Obituary
LONNIE HOUSTON HILL ROCKFORD - Lonnie Houston Hill, AKA, The God Father, departed this life on Sunday, November 24, 2013, in his home here in Rockford, IL. He was born on March 1, 1932, in Sutella, MS to Fountain and Willie Mae Hill. Married the former Beverly Staten, on August 5, 2005, in Rockford. Lonnie spent many years doing what he loved, cooking and landscaping. He worked in some of the best restaurants in Rockford; The Greenary, Tumbleweed, The Ground Round, and Cheddars. Most of all he loved his children and grandchildren. He leaves to cherish many loving memories, his children, Shanton (Sara) Staten, Rockford, IL, Michael Sago, Rockford, LaCarthia (Melvin) Staten, Rockford, IL, Latrice Sago, Dallas, TX, Tara Staten, Aurora, IL; one brother, Cleveland Hill, Palmdale, CA; 25 grand-children; a host of nieces, nephews, a special niece, Dorene (Thomas) Anderson; and special friends Lavern Jack and McKinley Bogan. He is predeceased by his parents, grandparents, 7 siblings, 1 son, 1 grandson, and 4 nephews. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Washington Park Christian Church, 801 Concord Ave., with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service. Burial in Willwood Cemetery. Arrangements completed by Collins and Stone Funeral Home, 128 S. Fifth Street.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2013
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