Elsie May Hill, age 95, passed away at Vidant Medical Center on March 16, 2018. She was born October 8, 1922, to the late Charles and Maude Fisher May in Nash County. She furthered her education at Atlantic Christian College where pursued her education degree. This was the beginning of her love for teaching in Greene County Schools. She began her teaching career at Snow Hill High School in 1943, retiring in 1983. She taught 30 years in the classroom after staying home with her daughters for 10 years.
Mrs. Hill was married to Albert McKinley Hill of Snow Hill. They remained in Snow Hill and were very active and faithful members of Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church, where they both served in various capacities. Mrs. Hill was not only active in the local church but served on the District level as well.
She was a member of American Business Women’s Association, Cardinal Garden Club, and was a charter member of Greene County Beta Theta of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international teacher’s sorority. After her retirement, Mrs. Hill was a charter member of Greene County Fidelis XI Sorority of Alpha Delta Kappa.
Mrs. Hill moved to Cypress Glenn Retirement Community in 2004, where she lived out her life happy and content. She claimed many of the staff as her adopted children. Cypress Glen became her extended home where she served on various committees and the Executive Resident Council.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Albert Hill; brother, Charles B May; sister, Frances May Delamar.
Her two daughters, Rosalyn Hill Moody and husband, Danny of Atlantic Beach, and Harriett Hill Baker and husband, David of Farmville, NC, survive her along with her grandchildren; Dave Baker and wife, Charlotte of Winterville, Stacey Baker Pattie and husband, Marsh of Crozet, VA, Ben Thompson of Mount Olive, and Jeff Thompson and wife Adrianne, of Raleigh. Her great grandchildren include Trace and Caleb Baker, McKinley and Miles Pattie, and Kelsey Thompson. She is also survived by her sister, Marie May Braswell of Nashville, NC.
A Celebration of Love and Life will be held 1:30 PM, Monday, March 19, at Calvary Memorial UMC with Reverends Karen Crutchfield and Martin Armstrong officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Baker, 4418 Susanna Court, Farmville, NC.
Mrs. Hill was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who truly loved her family. We are grateful to the staff and residents of the Cypress Glenn Community, Community Home Health & Hospice and the wonderful staff and physicians in the Vidant Pallative Care Unit.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cypress Glen Benevolent Fund, 100 Hickory Street Greenville, NC 27858 or Calvary Memorial Endowment Fund, PO Box 445, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com
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Best English teacher ever, and made some scrumptious lemon chess pies that I will always cherish hand written recipe from her. Mrs. Elsie was a lovely lady. So sorry for her loss, and prayers for her family.
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