Audrey Rochelle Hill was born September 25, 1974, in Monroe, Louisiana to the late John H. Hill, Sr., and Marie Hill.
She was the sixth of seven children. She departed this life on July 17, 2023.
Audrey accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of eleven at Mt. Olive Baptist Christ in Delhi, Louisiana, where she remained a faithful member. She was also an honorary member of Saint Joe Missionary Baptist Church. She graduated from Delhi High School in 1994.
Audrey traveled many miles to spend time with her siblings in multiple cities, including returning to Delhi, LA with John Hill, Jr., Bennie in Tallahassee, Florida, Kervin in Baton Rouge, LA, Todd in Atlanta, Georgia, Helena in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael in Monroe, Louisiana, and Bennie in Ellicott City, Maryland.
In each of these periods of her life, Audrey always shared how happy she was to be a part of something she never dreamed she’d live to experience. This included interacting with Helena’s clients, participating in Diane Meiller’s non-profit “Me and My Community” activities, the Orlando Women Conference, St. Joe’s Adult Outreach Missionary activities, and a host of other spiritual conferences and activities. In every one of these events, Audrey stole the show. No matter the person, she left a forever moment. She was her siblings’ self-appointed keeper. Anything that was important to them was important to Audrey. Anything that she could do for them she did. This often included being the executive assistant of her siblings and their personal care nurse.
When Audrey wasn’t traveling, she enjoyed full access to all those she loved and cared for with the use of her cellular phone. She took pride in making daily calls (like clockwork) to check on loved ones, to ensure that ALL WAS WELL, and before leaving the conversation she always made sure the one on the other end knew that they were loved by her. Her “I love you” before hanging up wasn’t simply a ritual, it was her ministry.
Audrey lived a life of fullness. She spent her time continuously reaching out for new, rich, and deep life-changing experiences that made a difference in the lives of others. She sought out opportunities for her own personal and spiritual growth while taking advantage of opportunities to motivate and inspire others. Audrey pushed so many of her own boundaries, overcame many obstacles, and defied the prognosis of countless doctors.
Audrey was a fighter and was determined to live her life just the way she wanted, doing the things that brought her happiness. She was very clear about her life’s purpose and mission and allowed nothing to deter her from living it out until the very end. Her happiness centered around laughter, as she daily motivated and inspired others to do the same as she. Audrey impacted the lives of countless people with her honest words, laughter, genuine love, and ability to connect with others. Audrey was funny, smart, generous, loyal, brave, honest, and compassionate. She was a living, walking, and breathing miracle right here on Earth! And because of this, ALL IS WELL! With the life she lived, she leaves a legacy that will live on forever! Because of Audrey, our lives are better and we will lead by her examples of love and laughter.
Audrey was preceded in death by her father, John H. Hill, Sr.; mother, Marie Hill; and two brothers, John H. Hill, Jr., and Raymond Hill.
She leaves to cherish her memories: five aunts, Leola Doll, Margurita Morris, Jurat Washington, Faye Thompson (Johnathan), and Betsy Larkin (Virdell); five uncles, Elijah Dunn, Fred Dunn (Jessie Lee), James Roy Dunn (Lisa), Freddie Lawson, and Sylvester Brown; three brothers, Michael Wayne Hill, Todd Hill, and Kervin Hill (Elycia); two sisters, Bennie Hill (Jerome) and Helena Hill; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and church friends; and one special friend, James “Cooter” Morrison.