On Thursday evening, May 17, 2018, Octavia Gertrude Jones Hill, a mother and grandmother, a resident of Spartanburg, SC, went peacefully in her sleep at the tender age of 101 years young at The Physical Wellness and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Magnolia Place Nursing Home). Mrs. Hill, a native of Union County, SC was born on June 8, 1916. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Ann Martin Jones. She was predeceased by: her six brothers, Joseph Walter Jones, Preston Bernard Jones, Barron Martin Jones, Alfred Jones, Jr., James Elbert Jones, and Wadsworth Eugene Jones; and five sisters, Coraleen Elnora Jones, Mary Beola McSwain, Cansa Clotelle Wallace, Francis Coatus Steen, and Inza Myrtle Lee Canady. An active member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church for over 78 years. Mrs. Hill served in the following ministries: Victory Club (Trustee Wives Ministry), Senior Missionary, Sunday School Class #26, Autumn Age Ministry and Ward 5. She was a 77-year member of the Jeptha Chapter #21 Order of the Eastern Star and served actively and was in regular attendance in all these organizations until declining health. Mrs. Hill leaves to mourn her loss: one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hill Waddell of Spartanburg, SC; one granddaughter, Amy Christina Waddell of Athens, GA; a special nephew, John Thacker; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. A Celebration of the Life of Octavia Gertrude Jones Hill will be held at on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:00 p.m. at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 502 S. Daniel Morgan Ave., Spartanburg, SC. Rev. Dr. M. Keith McDaniel will officiate. Interment will be at the Lincoln Memorial Gardens, 2310 Cannons Campground Rd., Drayton, SC. Eastern Star rites will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the John Stinson Woodward Chapel. The family is at the home of her daughter, 109 N. River Hills Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Nehemiah Project, c/o Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 502 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29306. J. W. Woodward Funeral Home
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