Ms. Lillie Mae Hill affectionately known as “Rabbit” was born on January 1, 1922 in Franklin, Georgia to the late Ann Johnson. She was the eldest of seven kids.
At an early age Lille Mae was baptized and dedicated her life to serving God. She attended Mt. Nebo Baptist Church and Life Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a faithful member serving in the choir, Courtesy Guild, Mother Board, and was a member of the Pastor’s Aide until her health prevented her from attending church regularly. She was very fond of her Pastor A. J. McMichael and ensured he always had juice and peppermints in his office.
Lillie Mae completed Cosmetology School and was able to do hair for her family and close friends. She began a career with Atlanta Public Schools on March 8, 1954. She worked with the school system until she retired in 1984.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to John Henry Hill who preceded her in death.
Lillie Mae was a woman of great strength and a hard worker. She was witty, loving, caring, and had a great sense of humor. She really enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and hosting her Annual Christmas Breakfast for her family and anyone that stopped by.
On June 9, 2020, Lillie Mae departed this earthly life surrounded by loved ones. It brings great comfort to the family to know, She and her oldest son, Charlie Frank Martin was welcomed into the presence of GOD within 24 hours of one another.
She leaves to cherish her memory, three loving daughters, Naomi (Charles Sr, deceased) Little, Shirley Bozeman, Anne (Alonza, Sr.) Johnson; 2 devoted sons, Render (Bobbie) Hill, and Eddie (Eva) Hill, Sr.; two sister in laws, Audrey Rhodes and Mary Dallas; 20 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and 16 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Lillie Mae was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman Rhodes, Robert Rhodes, Peter Rhodes, John Henry Johnson; two sisters, Eula Mae Dawson and Dorothy Ford; one granddaughter, and 2 great grandchildren.