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Lula "Shug" Hill

April 7, 1944 — January 2, 2024

Lula "Shug" Hill

Edwards Small Mortuary announces with our deepest sympathy the passing of Lula Hill on January 2, 2023.  Our sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Lula Mae Lane Hill was born on April 7, 1944 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Johnny Lane and the late Lucy “Bea” Lane. She attended the Lamson-Richardson Elementary School in Marshallville, Georgia and the D.F. Douglass High School in Montezuma, Georgia. 

On February 12, 1962, she was unified as one with the love of her life, the late Reverend Henry Lee Hill, Jr.  

“Shug” as she was affectionally called, was known to be everything to so many people. She was a Godly woman with an unconditional and selfless love for her family and friends. She was a true role model to her family and those who knew her. Her heartfelt love, devotion and passion for God showed through her actions. Her grandchildren were her world. Her quick wit and sassiness brought so much laughter. She enjoyed making big dinners and hosting family in her home.  No one ever knew what she was going to say, and she always had something to say. She never met a stranger and could light up an entire room with her smile and humor. 

Sister Hill served faithfully as First Lady of Friendship Baptist Church, Fort Valley, Georgia and Oak Grove Baptist Church No.1, Milledgeville, Georgia. She served graciously as First Lady Emeritus, until her health failed.

First Lady Hill was a beautiful person inside and out. She made an impact on many lives and will be deeply missed forever. We rejoice in the assurance of her salvation and the promise that she is walking with our Lord. Her faith in God and the example of Christ that she showed in her everyday life exemplified a Proverbs 31 woman. She kept her faith and fought through her trials and tribulations over the last several years. The lessons she taught her children, grandchildren and family revealed she was truly a virtuous woman of God. If the measure of a Christian is determined by how much she has touched the lives of those who love her, then part of First Lady Emeritus Lula Mae Lane Hill will live on in each of us.

First Lady Lula Mae Lane Hill made her final transition from labor to reward on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, surrounded by family.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Reverend Henry Lee Hill, Jr; daughter, Tammy Denise Hill; her siblings, Minnie B. Felton, Lucy Marie Benson, Johnny Lane, Jr., Clifford Perkins and Alma Felton.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Gerry Hill (Debra), James “Perk” Hill, and Arthur Cooper (Keisha) of Fort Valley, Georgia; four daughters, Wenda Laulusa & L’Wanna Solomon of Marshallville, Georgia, Tameka Hill of Fort Valley, Georgia, and Teresa Jones of Oxford, Georgia; a nephew she raised as her own, Al Steve Lane (Stephanie) of Marshallville, Georgia; one sister, Everlean Murph of Chicago, Illinois; three sisters-in-law, Bertha Jones of Marshallville, Georgia, Eva Jones & Annie Postell of Fort Valley, Georgia; two brothers-in-law, M.B. “Sefu” Postell of Macon, Georgia, Morris Postell of Atlanta, Georgia; Grandchildren, Tiron (Keiosha), Reco, Jacobi (Brittany), Pii (Jasper), Afa, Ashley, Angel, Jared, Keshon, Precious, Jenika,  DJ, Markel (Deja), Ameerion, Camille, Alex, Jazymne, Jy’Kerrion, Javon, and Jermeka; 23 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren as well a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  


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Past Services


Monday, January 8, 2024

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

2560 Willow Lake Road, Fort Valley, GA 31030

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