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Doris Hill

August 10, 1926 - April 21, 2017

In Loving Memory of Doris Hill

Life and Legacy

Early Life and Employment

Doris Jean Hill was born on August 10, 1926 in Indianapolis, IN to the union of Lorin A. Brown Sr.

and Thelma Thompkins Brown. She was the big sister to four siblings, who preceded her in death:

Lorin Jr., Sylvester, Arnold, and Carol. The family later moved to Chicago, IL. It is here where Doris

received her formal educa􀆟on. A?...?er returning to Indianapolis, Doris was employed at RCA and

later Western Electric. She became a teacher’s aide at IPS #42, while fullling her greatest job as

wife, mother, and homemaker.

Spiritual Life and Ministry

In the early 1960’s, Doris received the good news of Jesus Christ and her spiritual journey began.

She was bap􀆟zed at the Mar􀆟ndale Church of Christ. She was a faithful and devoted member of

Light of the World Chris􀆟an Church (formally Second Chris􀆟an Church) un􀆟l God called her home

on April 21, 2017. While a member of Second Chris􀆟an Church, Doris became a Sunday school

teacher where her love for the word of God was exemplied through her teachings. At Light of the

World Doris ini􀆟ated a “Free to be Thin” class where scripture was used to encourage weight loss.

She par􀆟cipated in Darcas Circle, a Chris􀆟an Women’s Fellowship Bible Study Group, understanding

that knowledge of the scriptures would enhance their lives. When faced with her own health

challenges, she began holding classes in her home. For over thirty years, early in the morning, she

approached the throne migh􀆟ly with prayer concerns of others. This God‐fearing woman of faith

has been a spiritual mother and prayer warrior to many.

Family Life and Heritage

On February 16, 1957, Doris married William A. Hill and together they had four loving daughters.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill”, and daughters, Lowanda and Carolyn.

Doris was “the rock” to all her family, who depended on her for guidance and strength. She shared

family history with anyone who would listen. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters;

Terri Conn (Foster), Karen Hill, grandchildren; Sam (Thelma), Joseph, Nikki, Kesha, Andrea, Amber,

and Aus􀆟n, two great‐grandchildren; Sam( Yeshica) and Sharde, ve great‐great grandchildren,

sisters‐in –law; Claire Reid (Leon), Beverly Beauford, Daisy Johnson, Sheila Dumas, brothers‐in law;

Donald Murphy and Charles Murphy, loving nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends

including her spiritual sisters; Nancy Barker, Lois Johnson, Ann S􀆟ngley, Bobbie Oldham, Jeanne

O’Neal, Iola Sanders and Vera Samuels.

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