Vanessa Ann Powell Hill
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Powell Ministry Church of God in Christ for Mrs. Vanessa Ann Powell Hill, age 48, who died Monday, September 28, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Rev. Marq Powell officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Vanessa Hill was born to Elder James Powell and Catherine Brown in Prentiss, MS. She grew up in the North Pleasant Hill Community in New Hebron, MS. She later gained two stepbrothers, one, Reginald, preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of Powell’s Ministry Church of God in Christ. She was featured in the book God’s Leading Ladies.
She met and married Deacon Larry Hill and two daughters were born to this union, Jerica and Jer’Lisha and a third child whom they adopted, Kyria. They were married for 30 years.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Hill of Magee; daughters, Jerica Hill, Jer’Lisha Hill and Kyria Powell all of Magee; father, Elder James (Rosie) Powell of Prentiss; mother, Catherine (Howard) Brown of New Hebron; three brothers, Marq (Doris) Powell of Jackson, Terrance (Deloris) Blackwell of Gulfport, Adrian Weathersby of New Hebron; three sisters, Barbara (Hubert) Daggins of Brookhaven, Katina Berry and Cindy Blackwell of Magee; many other relatives and friends.