Burnice Novell Hill, 90, left his earthly home Thursday to live in his eternal home with his Lord and Savior. He was born in Johnston County to the late Robert Lee Hill and Anna Eason Hill and was the husband of Shirley Mooring Hill. He was a charter member of Antioch Presbyterian Church where he served as deacon for many years. He worked as a farmer for many years, then Stackhouse and Mastec where he retired. After retirement he began working at Cherry Hospital where he worked until June 2021. He always said he worked all his life.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 28 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Shumate Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kelley Buffalo officiating. Committal services will follow at Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
In addition to his wife of 70 years, Mr. Hill is survived by a daughter Martha H. Leathers of Rosewood; a son Jeff Hill and wife, Tammy of Rosewood; four grandchildren, Eric Leathers and wife, Kirstin of Mt. Airy, Mark Leathers and wife, Toral of Odessa, FL, Dr. Kayla Hill of Cary, Luke Hill and wife, Nidia of Rosewood; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hill was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Jane Hill; brothers, Buddy, Ed, Ham and sisters, Alice Rose, Louise Zambelli; Cora Roberts; and Mozelle Hines.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be directed to: Gideon’s International, Goldsboro South Camp, P.O. Box 509, Goldsboro, NC 27533
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Hill family and online condolences may be made to www.shumate-faulk.com
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