For none of us has life in himself, and none becomes his own master when he dies. For if we have life, we are alive in the Lord, and if we die, we die in the Lord. So, then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s possession. Happy from now on are those who die in the Lord! So it is, says the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.
Brother Marvin “Danko” Hill was born into time on July 20, 1948, about three minutes after his twin brother, Melvin. They were the third and fourth of seven born to Eli and Reeba Hill in Cleveland, Ohio.
Danko was a family man. Although he never took unto himself a wife, his family was top priority. He was the loving caregiver to many family members when the need arose. He had no formal training, but a gift.
Danko was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a born mechanic and even as a child was known as “Mr. Fixit”.
Bro. Hill became a member of New Beginning COGIC under the leadership of Elder Herbert Adams. His consistent testimony was “with God’s help I’m still riding the storm”…..and ride he did!
On Saturday, July 9, 2011, eleven days shy of his 63rd season of life, he mercifully left this world of time to live forever in eternity. His strong spirit will be missed by many.
He leaves in God’s care his mother, Reeba Hill of Prescott, AR; three sisters, Shirley Hill of Prescott, AR, Sandra (Alfred) Coleman of Augusta, GA, And Terry (Vincent) Johnson of Cleveland, OH; three brothers, Eli Hill of Cleveland, OH, his twin Melvin (Rose) Hill of Cleveland, OH and Curtis (Darlene) Hill of Cleveland, OH; two uncles, Doyce (Joyce) Phillips of Lapuente CA and Earl Phillips of Cleveland, OH; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and countless friends.
Mr. Hill will lie in repose at the Prescott Chapel – 113 E. Elm Street in Prescott on Thursday, July 14th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The family with receive friends and share with them the Images of Life DVD from 6-7 p.m.
The last farewell and tributes to his life will be shared on Friday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Greater New Beginning COGIC where Elder Herbert Adams is the pastor and will render words of comfort.
The committal service and final resting place will be in DeAnn Cemetery in Prescott, Arkansas.