Hill, Rodney Maurice Jr.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Rodney Hill
Rodney Hill

Rodney Maurice Hill, Jr., age 27, of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth Edward Hill; great-grandmothers, Louise Dosset and Christine Hill; and uncle, Eric Hill. 

Survivors are his parents, Rodney Maurice Hill, Sr. and Sonya Roche Southern Hill of Tampa, Fl.; brother, Clifford Rasheed Hill of Fort Oglethorpe; three children, Rodney III, RaeLynn, and Ayden; grandparents, James and Reba Southern, Sr. of Chickamauga, and Thomas Earl and James (Carolyn) Stallings of Chattanooga; aunts and uncles, Steve (Roshanna) Stallings, James (Latoya) Southern of Lilburn, Ga., Kevin Southern, Kendra (Bryan) Singleton of Chattanooga, Aubria Stalling of Chickamauga, Kenisha (Kennawa) Hill, and Christina Cook of Chattanooga; great-aunts and uncles, Geneva (Rev. William) Tramble of Chickamauga, JoAnn Craighead, Antionette Chandler of Chattanooga, Joel Southern of Kensington, James Shelton, Sr. of Chicago, Il., Rufus Shelton, and Anthony Lebron Robbins of Chattanooga; great-great-aunts, Helen Austin of Chattanooga, Sylvia McNeil of Virginia, and Patricia Davis of Chickamauga; one niece, Ramiya; one nephew, Prince Hill of Fort Oglethorpe; special cousin, Winston Tramble; brotherly friend, Demetrius Hunter of Chattanooga; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 427 Southern Road, Chickamauga, Georgia 30707, with Pastor Rev. William Tramble Jr. officiating.  His remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Thursday after 1 p.m. 

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 6-8 p.m.

Interment will be at Garmany Cemetery. 

Please share your thoughts and memories of Rodney Maurice Hill, Jr. at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.   

Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.


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