Alexander Eugene Hill, Sr, 87, of 4304 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA departed this life on March 28, 2020 at his residence.
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Alexander was born on September 12, 1932 to the late Nathaniel Hill and the late Julia Hill. He was also preceded in death by; the love of his life for over 40 years, Betty D. Hill, daughter(s); Yolanda Bell, Vernette Parker and Tracey Hill; brother; Nathaniel Hill, and sister(s); Annette and Jannette Hill.
Alexander was a member of Ever Increasing Faith Ministries, Crenshaw, CA. Alexander was a 1951 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Va. At the age of seventeen, he joined the United States Navy Reserves. During his sixteen years of military service, he served as a Seaman Petty Officer 3rd class and traveled domestically and abroad. Upon retirement from the Department of Defense, he was awarded several accommodations for his dedicated service. Alexander also worked for forty-two years at the Naval Deport ONR working on airplanes. Prior to retiring, he worked as a Transportation driver with TRT for five years.
Alexander enjoyed airplanes, trips to Delaware, Pittsburgh Steelers and getting together with fellow buddies he used to work with on base. He loved his family and worked hard to be a good provider. He always started his day by reading his Bible and a daily prayer asking the Lord to bless him and keep him.
Alexander leaves to cherish a lifetime of memories; mother in law, Francis Clark of Norfolk, brother James E. Hill (Pearl) of Petersburg, VA, Alexander Hill, Jr (Cheryl) of Chesapeake, Va, Andra Sumler (Sophia) of Northern VA, Sylvester Sumler (Sonya) and Samuel Sumler both of Norfolk, VA. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends that will truly miss him.
Alexander, Dad, Granddad, Pop-Pop, Unc, Heavy, Mr. Hill, all the many endeared names he was known by, leaves the following message to his family and friends, “The best reward in life is to love your family and to love one another because I loved each and every one of you.”