Hallie Lou Emma Hill (Stackers) was surrounded by her family whom she loved, and who loved her before passing.
Genises 1:3-4... "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." Hallie was born July 4, 1929, in Cumberland City, Tennessee.
Her mother, Mary Gold, and her father, James Stacker, watched the sunrise on the day that Hallie was born. It was Independence Day. While the families were celebrating their freedom, the lights from fireworks filled the skies; and the light inside little Hallie's heart began to shine. As she grew up attending schools in Tennessee, so did her light grow with her. She became a beautiful, young woman who wanted to experience all the light that the world had to offer.
Hallie's first stop, the lights of New York City. Then one day she heard God's Word say, "It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make him an help meet for him. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." Hallie made up her mind to leave New York, and allow her light shine in Danville, Ill. Her light caught the eye of a young man; and she was married to William Hill on May 1, 1971. He became the love of her life.
During those times when her light was shining the brightest, she became Head Cook and riding shotgun alongside her was the 'George's Buffet Chef Crew.' Thank you Francis, Mary, Catherine, Rose, Rodella, Barbara, Roosevelt, Johnny, Henry, Dale, Yogi, and all the other crew-members, for the good laughs, the good times, and the real good food. But there is no light greater than love; and Hallie's love became a beacon of light, that shined ever so bright for those who seemed lost in the darkness of the world. There was nobody who asked her for help, that she didn't try to help in any way she could.
Thank you Momma-Hallie. Thank you Auntie-Mom Hallie. Thank you Aunt Hallie. Thank you Grandma Hallie. Thank you Ms. Hallie, and to others it was simple... Thank you, Hallie Hill. It was your light that shined in my life, and made my heart stand still.
Although Hallie never bare any kids, she did have one child... her dog jack. The light of her love shall always cover her surviving family and friends. Some, but not all of these include, "my sister" (Lucy Broaders), "my daddy" (Bobby Dinkins, and his family), "my son" (Jeff Stacker, and his family), "my son" (Charles Dinkins), "my son" (Michael Young), "my son" (Jed), "my son" (Robert Bryant), "my spiritual son" (Bishop Mays), "my pastoral son" (Elder James Farr, his wife and his family), "my 'roadie' son" (James Farr Jr.), "my daughter" (Janet, and her family), "my daughter" (Margie Byrd), "my daughter" (Valerie Stacker, Angel, and family), "my daughter" (Monica Brandon, Rodney, Michael and Ashley), "my daughter" (Veronica Dixon, and Kelia), "my daughters" (Jackie Dinkins, and Shanelle), "my beautician daughter" (Alisa Farr, Darrin and family), "my praying daughter" (Shonna Rose, Dennis and family), " my spiritual daughter" (Babette Leek, Ivan and family) "my daughter" (Felisha and her family), "my daughter" (Tonya Davis, and family family), and "my caregiver daughters" (Angel, and her family), (Ms. Dianne, and her family), as well as all other caregivers.
Hallie's light continued to shine on a host of nieces, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends including, a special friend in Ohio, (Harold) whom she called and enjoyed his company by phone.
Hallie had many close family members and kin folks, the Stacker, Gray, Coleman, and Wilson families; any others that may not be mentioned here by name. You know who you are, and she knew and loved you all as well.
Hallie was a former member of the Illinois Lodge No. 147 I.B.P.O.E. of W. She was a faithful member of Apostolic Cathedral; under the spiritual guidance of Elder James, and his wife Anne Farr. And there her light magnified. Almost every Sunday she made sure three little angels, Arian, Asia, and Alexa, had a treat at church (cookies), or at least received a small token of her light, and her love. Hallie loved children. She enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, she loved to dance and would cut a step every once in a while. Hallie really loved watching wrestling (WWF) and nobody in this world could make her believe it was just entertainment. When she told you a story about something that happened, she would draw you in, and tell you details like she was there when it happened; only to find out she was talking to you about the television show, Cheaters!
Hallie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Stacker; her husband, William Hill; her sisters, Betty Ruth Dinkins, Annie Mae Grundy, Phyllis Marie Stacker and Myrtle; her brothers, Joe Stacker; and her sons, Randy, Jimmy, and Alvin Keith 'Keke' Stacker. Including all uncles, aunts and family members too numerous to list, but we honor and remember.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Ms. Hallie, those who called her on the phone, came by to keep her company, helped her in sickness and in health, and a special thanks to Carle hospital in both Champaign and Danville; and to a doctor's assistant named Hannah Moody, Ms. Hallie appreciated the attention you gave her.
Hallie Hill was a light that was set on a hill, a light that could not be hid, a light that shined so brightly before all that knew her and witnessed her good works. Take your rest my sweet Auntie-Mom, there is no more pain now. I protected you against everything I could, I carried out your last wishes as best that I could. With the same intensity that I loved my mother, I loved you... with all my heart! You became the shining light, a shining star in my dark world. And now, I must return you to the light from which you originated. My heart is so heavy, my tears are still falling; and you were right... "yaw gonna miss me when I'm gone!" I just didn't know how much! But I will always love you, Always and forever, in a day, in one day! God has called his light home, and it's our time to carry that same light, that same love, in your absence. "Greater love hath no man (or woman) than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." As I watched you take that last breath; as I watched you lay down your life, I was angry at the world, but then I heard you whisper... "For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course; I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day. And not to me only, but unto all them also that Love His appearing." And through my tears, I whispered... Amen and Amen.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at noon Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Bishop James L. Farr. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery. Leek & Sons Funeral Home 304 E. Williams St. in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 20, 2018