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Bettie (nee Coats) Hill

Obituary for Bettie (nee Coats) Hill

February 27, 1945 - July 7, 2017
Elyria, Ohio | Age 72

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Friend


Bettie J. (Coats) Hill, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Friday July 7, 2017. Her loving husband, Leonard C. Hill Jr. was by her side. Mrs. Hill was born February 27, 1945, in Mobile, Alabama and moved to Elyria, Ohio in 1963 to attend Kent State University.
Mrs. Hill accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age, and became a member of Eastern Star Baptist Church in Demopolis, AL. After graduating from U.S. Jones High School, Bettie migrated to Elyria, OH, where she became a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church, and served on the Board of Trustees.
Bettie was employed by Lorain County Employment and Training Administration (ETA) as the Assistant Director. Previous to that position, she worked for the City of Elyria. In her leisure time, Bettie enjoyed gardening, shopping, traveling, interior decorating, spending quality time with her family and talking with her siblings daily.
Mrs. Hill is survived by husband of 49 years Leonard C. Hill Jr.; son Mark L. Hill of Toledo, OH, daughter/niece Edwina H. Coats (I'yonna, Elaejah and Jeremiah) of Columbus, OH, daughter-in-law Sherri L. (Burrus) Hill (Eric) and grandson Dale S. Hill of Toledo, OH, twin sister Dr. Bobbie J. Coats-Rowser (Curtis) of Rosedale , NY, sister Edith E. Coats-Birl (Eli) of Durham, NC, brother Sid H. Coats of Bronx, NY, sisters-in-law Bobbie J. Jackson (Clyde) and Deborah McAffe (Glen), brother-in-law William C. Hill, all of Elyria, OH, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members and friends who loved her dearly.
Bettie was preceded in death by her son Eric L. Hill; parents Eddie H. Sr., and Sallie B. (Washington) Coats; brother Eddie H. Coats Jr.; sister Sallie B. Coats-Kelly; Uncle and Aunt Willie and Classie Greayer; and parents-in-law Leonard C., Sr. and Eleanor M. Hill.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 614 West River Road North, Elyria, OH at 12:00 pm. Rev. Dr. J. Howard Timmons, Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Elyria, OH will officiate. Interment will follow at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria, OH. Friends may call at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 11:00am until the time of service on Tuesday.

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