Bernice Celesta Marshall Hill

Published 2:47 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MOBILE – Mrs. Bernice Celesta Marshall Hill, 80, of Atmore, transitioned into eternal rest Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.

She was a native of Buena Vista in Monroe County and a resident of Atmore for most of her life. She was a graduate of the Alabama Lutheran Academy (now known as Concordia) in Selma and also a graduate of Alabama State Teachers College (now Alabama State University) in Montgomery. Hill was a retired schoolteacher in the Escambia County school system.


Hill was a long time member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Atmore where she served as president of the Lutheran Women Missionary League, church treasurer and secretary, and advisor to the Ebenezer Lutheran Youth Choir. She was a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., member of the Citizens Club in Atmore and the Alabama Retired Teachers Association.

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She was also a recipient the Teacher of the Year award from the S.A.I.L center in Atmore.

Hill is preceded in death by her husband, James Warren Hill; her parents, Ulmer and Annie Marshall; one brother, Paul Marshall; sister-in-law, Julie Marshall.

She is survived by one daughter, Catrina H. Williams of Atmore; two sons, Arthur (Jennifer) Hill of Evergreen and Gary (Sondra) Hill of Pensacola; one sister, Mollie (Tommie) Anderson of Mobile; brothers Andrew Marshall of Beatrice, James (Betty) Marshall of Buena Vista, Alford (Elizabeth) Marshall, Wilford (Dorothy) Marshall and Alfonzo Curry, all of Pensacola, Frank (Rebecca) Marshall of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ulmer (Gwendolyn) Marshall of Mobile; sister-in-law, Stella Lee Marshall of Pensacola; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Public viewing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Turner Funeral Home and her body will lie instate at Ebenezer Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. until the funeral begins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church on Harris Street in Atmore with Rev. Benjamin Stallworth officiating.

Retirement of her remains will take place at the Stallworth Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel directing.