YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Willie Mae “Big” Dawson Hill, 79, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Caprice Health Care Center.
Ms. Hill was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Abbeville, S.C., a daughter of J.B. and Effie G. Ramsey Dawson, coming to Youngstown as a child.
She was a 1952 graduate of South High School and had attended Penn Ohio Business College and Youngstown State University, receiving two degrees.
She had been employed as a secretary for Clarence’s Upholstery and Eagles Christian Child Care Center.
She was a faithful and devoted church worker in many churches and especially working with the Youth Department. She was a former member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and was currently a member of the First Calvary Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Dante D. Bebbs; six sisters, Katie Cage, Roberta (Charles) Thompkins, Beverly Owens, Delores, Cheryl and Sharon Dawson, all of Youngstown, Ohio; two brothers, David A. (Joyce) Dawson and David P. (Kennis) of Columbia, S.C.; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred Hill, whom she married June of 1956, and who passed away in April of 1960; two sisters, her twin, Lillie Mae and Beatrice Dawson; and a brother, John L. Dawson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Ms.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.