The Progress-Index Weekend - - OBITUARIES -

Mrs. Bar­bara Jean Walker Hill, 78, 3363 Oak­wood Cir­cle, Peters­burg, peace­fully de­parted this life Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23, 2018, at South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Born Septem­ber 1, 1940, in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama to Mat­tie Mae Walker and Thomas L. Greene. She was ed­u­cated in the Birm­ing­ham Pub­lic School Sys­tem and was a grad­u­ate of Ull­man High School, Class of 1958.

Bar­bara mar­ried SGM (Ret.) Wal­ter J. Hill and cel­e­brated 58 years of mat­ri­mony July 2018. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a mil­i­tary spouse, Bar­bara worked in the re­tail busi­ness in­clud­ing J.M. Baker Shoes Com­pany, Army & Air Force Ex­change Ser­vice (AAFES) and Mar­shalls De­part­ment Store.

She was a former mem­ber of Fort Lee Non-Com­mis­sioned Of­fi­cers’ Wives’ Club, Life Mem­ber of VFW Post 622 Aux­il­iary, South­side Re­gional Chap­ter Se­nior Cir­cle, and mem­ber of the Peters­burg Alumni Chap­ter Sil­hou­ettes of Kappa Al­pha Psi Fra­ter­nity, Inc.

Bar­bara was pre­ceded in death by her mother, step­fa­ther, one sis­ter and brother, Deputy Po­lice Chief Robert Walker of Birm­ing­ham.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Wal­ter Hill and son, Henry Hill (Sonja) both of New Kent, VA; three grand­chil­dren, Dar­ryl Hill (Tane­sia) of Vir­ginia Beach, VA; Henry An­dre Hill of Peters­burg, VA, and Brit­tnae Hill of Dum­fries, VA; four great-grand­chil­dren, De­neshia, Zy­mareon, Dai­jah and Aleigha: one un­cle, Hozie Walker, Jr. (Eloise) of Detroit, MI; sis­ter-in-law, Carolyn Walker; a niece, KeArian Har­ris of Birm­ing­ham, AL; two neph­ews, Robert Walker, Jr. and Rod­er­ick Walker of Birm­ing­ham, AL; and a host of de­voted cousins and other rel­a­tives and friends too nu­mer­ous to name.

Ser­vices will be held 2 p.m., Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31, 2018, in the Chapel of J. M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA. In­ter­ment will be held in El­wood Ceme­tery, Birm­ing­ham, AL.

A wake will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2018, at the fu­neral es­tab­lish­ment.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily sug­gests that memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions be made to the Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion, 2451 Crys­tal Drive, Ar­ling­ton, VA 22202.

J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, Va., (804) 732-8911, watch the fu­neral ser­vices live on­line at www.jmwilk­er­son­

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