Fern Hill
1934 - 2021
HILL - Fern Nadine, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning, May 17, 2021. Born June 5, 1934, Fern was the co-founder of a nonprofit, an author of two books, a mentor and friend to thousands, and a beacon of love and kindness. Words cannot express the impact her life has made on so many others during her 86 years. Predeceased by her two sons, Timothy and Thomas, Fern is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jerrell Hill, her sons Titus, Thaddaeus (Emily), James, and her grandchildren Hunter, Justin (Maddie), Ellie, TJ, and Mia. Fern and her husband Jerry co-founded Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, a place where troubled kids could live, be loved, feel safe and have wide open spaces to ride horses. They started this organization after a tragic accident ended her son Timothy's life at the young age of 13. To commemorate his life, she wrote a book entitled, "Graduation to Glory", referring to Timothy's graduation from this life into heaven. Decades later, she authored "Gifts from Glory", which is the true account of prayers that God has answered during her lifetime. Her hope for this book was to let others know of God's desire to hear their hearts. Fern was a loving person who focused more on encouraging others than criticizing them. She took hospitality very seriously, in case she was entertaining an angel without knowing it (Hebrews 13:1-3), and would go out of her way to serve others no matter how small the need. Family and friends are invited to celebrate her "graduation to glory" at her funeral this coming Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 4pm at the Langston Memorial Chapel, located on the grounds of Timothy Hill Ranch (298 Middle Road, Riverhead, NY 11901). There will be an open reception hosted by the Hill family following the service from 5:30-8pm. For those who would like to join virtually, we will be live streaming the service on Facebook from the Timothy Hill Ranch page.

Published by Newsday on May 21, 2021.
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Langston Memorial Chapel, located on the grounds of Timothy Hill Ranch
298 Middle Road, Riverhead, NY
live streaming the service on Facebook from the Timothy Hill Ranch page
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To all of Fern's family I send my deepest sympathy to you. Fern was a servant of God and her love for Him was evident in the way she lived. May God Bless you with love and comfort. Love in Christ, Kathryn Olbricht a friend from Baldwinsville, NY
Kathryn Olbricht
May 29, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to you and yours. We feel honored to have known Fern. God bless you, Jerry.
Dianne & Gerry Hanson
May 24, 2021
Sincere condolences from a friend in McCurtain Co, Idabel, OK
Gloria Huckabee Dane
May 23, 2021
May God be with the family in this time of sorrow. Sis Hill was a true Christian. She will be truly missed.
Roland and Sandra Hazzard (Huntington Church of Christ)
May 22, 2021
Greg D'Angelo and Family
May 21, 2021
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