Jewell Ann Hills,59, of Jackson, Ohio, went to Heaven with her family by her side on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.
She was born in Oak Hill, Ohio on May 12, 1955, the daughter of Ray Willis Baker of Jackson and the late Shelba Jean Boswell Baker who recently passed away on June 6, 2014.
She was a student at Coalton Elementary and a 1974 graduate of Wellston High School. She earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Business College. She was a member of Victory Chapel and loved her little church in the valley. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. She always brought a smile to a friend in need or a stranger on the street. She was the most giving person, never failing to think of others first. A mother who loved so much any child she met, treating them like her own. She loved working with the children of Hope Haven whom she adored and saw them as special gifts from God. Her laughter and sense of humor will never be forgotten. She loved spending time with family and friends, always telling stories and sharing memories and going out of her way to let a friend know she was there for them. Her most precious time was spent with her grandchildren, Madison Grace Gilliland, Gage Taylor McGhee, and Zane Ryan McGhee – always talking about them whenever she could.
Besides her mother, she was also preceded in death by a niece, Michelle Hickman.
Besides her father and grandchildren, she is survived by her cherished husband of 14 years, Peter Hills; two sons, David Lee McGhee of Bedford, Ohio, and Eric Ray (Jamie) McGhee of Jackson; a daughter, Kelly Ann McGhee of Jackson; two sisters, Tessie (Jeff) Simmons and Tammy (Steve) Riegel of Jackson; five nieces, one nephew, several aunts, uncles, and friends.
Friends may call at the Victory Chapel Church, 630 Jackson Hill Road, Jackson, on Wednesday from 5:30 P.M. until the time of services starting at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor A.J. Bernard officiating. Jewell requested that cremation follow. The family suggests memorials be made to the Victory Chapel in Jewell’s name.
Arrangements are by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel of Wellston.