Thomas Mayes Hill

January 28, 1930 ~ September 27, 2018 (age 88)


During the early afternoon of September 27, 2018, surrounded by his devoted caretaker and several friends, God entered His garden, looked, and picked one of the finest men to be with Him, MR. THOMAS MAYES HILL. THOMAS, known to many as “Tom”, Mr. Hill, or Scoutmaster was born January 28, 1930, to the Late Deacon Robert Hill and Mary Blanks Hill in Emporia, Virginia. THOMAS had two brothers, Joseph Washington Hill, and George Hill as well as one sister, Betty Hill Johnson. All preceded him in death.
THOMAS and his siblings received their early spiritual training at Shiloh Baptist Church where he was baptized at a young age. He was educated in the local school system. Prior to enlisting in the United State Army, TOM worked with Mr. Robinson in the field of masonry.
Having received his basic training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, THOMAS served his country with honor for 5 years serving as Manager of the Industrial Cafeteria where he acquired his notable cooking skills. He was also stationed in Austria and Germany. THOMAS was elevated to the rank of Sergeant and received an Honorable Discharge from the military. During his military service, he received several medals including the Occupational Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
THOMAS met and married the love of his life, Mamie Green Hill, who preceded him in death. Their marriage was blessed for 57 years and the birth of two sons, Thomas Levi and Joseph Wendell Hill. However, there were many other youth who looked to THOMAS and his wife, as parental figures. He was a dedicated father, loving husband, and kind gentleman who was concerned about all young people. THOMAS loved his sons and cared for them as long as he could. THOMAS served as a Boy Scout Leader for many years and instilled good morals and work ethics in youth whom he had an opportunity to influence.
THOMAS worked several jobs, but his fondest was with the Greensville County School Board where he was employed for thirty-three years and eleven months in the Transportation, Custodial and Maintenance Departments ensuring that the facilities our young men and women attended daily were conducive to learning. Most students and staff knew THOMAS and appreciated the effort and pride he always put into his employment.
THOMAS leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Thomas Levi (Catherine) of Baltimore, MD and Joseph Wendell Hill of the home; one godchild, Morgan Turner of Emporia, VA; one great-grandchild, Robert Jones III of Washington, DC; one great-great-grandchild, Ja’san; one brother-in-law, Robert Mason (Vivian) of Plainfield, NJ; one nephew, Robert Wells of Portsmouth, VA; two nieces Holly and Andrea Mason of Plainfield, NJ; special friends, Chriffronia Parker, Gabriel Lowmely, Cynthia Whitaker, Bobby Claiborne, and the Greensville Elementary School Family, and a host of cousins and friends.
TOM would say “I am at peace, my soul’s at rest. There is no need for tears, for with your love I was so blessed for all those many years.”

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