IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Virginia Wilson Hill
A LIFE OF SERVICE
Virginia’s life focus was on raising her children and serving the community in any way possible. This included involvement and leadership in the church; ministering to the shut-ins, the sick, and the nursing home residents; active involvement in civic organizations; working at the polls during elections; and her volunteer service at Lexington County Hospital.
Born October 15, 1923 – Fayetteville, Arkansas
(1st from the left)
~Second youngest of 13 children
~ Last surviving child
~ Family moved to Arvada, Colorado when she was a baby – spent her formative years there
One of six sisters
Virginia & Jack's wedding day
August 31, 1947
After engagement in Oakland, Jack & Virginia moved to Columbia, SC where they were subsequently married
Jack & Virginia moved to Columbia, SC and got married in 1947 there. First son Thomas Wilson Hill – Tom) was born in 1948 in Columbia, SC.
Virginia & Jack's 50th Anniversary
Virginia & Jack celebrate 50 years of marriage among close friends and family
Virginia's 4 Sons ~
Gary, Wesley, Steve and Tom
Thomas Wilson Hill (Tom) was born in 1948, John Steven Hill (Steve) was born in 1953 and they moved into a house on D Avenue in West Columbia, SC., living there for 15 years.
The third son was born in 1955 – Gary Lynn Hill (Gary) – also in Columbia. Final son Wesley Kent Hill (Wesley) was born in 1960.
Virginia & Jack's legacy lives on with the
Grandchildren: Joey, Alyson, Alex, Elizabeth, Garth, Sarah, Gant
(not pictured great grandchild Jack)
Death of husband Jack
March 27, 2016
During her final years Virginia continued her involvement in the community and church. After Jack’s death in 2016, she moved into Laurel Crest assisted living home in West Columbia – the city in which she had spent sixty years. When we visited her and when we took her shopping or out to eat, we were always amazed at how many people knew her and would stop to speak to her. She left a strong and lasting impression on the community and its people.