1948 ~ 2016
Date of death: February 19, 2016
In profound sadness, we the staff at Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc want to express our sincere condolences to the Hill family. Darenda's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Veasley Funeral Home. Revelation 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead, you will surely gain strength from the memories of
Derrick B. Veasley ~ Director
Henry B. Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplin
Darena Hill, 67, of Houston, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 19, 2016. She was born September 16, 1948 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Thomas and Della Brown. She was educated at Joe T. Robinson School and graduated in 1966. She enjoyed playing basketball for Joe T. Robinson along with numerous other school activities. Darenda was united in holy matrimony in 1966 to Gary D. Hill of Paron, Arkansas and had two children, Doug and Kent A. Hill. Darenda worked for DHS and after her retirement of 20+ years, became a partner of Santgria Showstoppers, a seller of Spanish decor. Her hobbies included singing, horseback riding, camping and the outdoors. She was a member of Pinnacle Assembly of God Church and a founding member of Pinnacle Sound gospel singing group.
Darenda was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Della Brown; one brother, William Thomas; and two sisters, Mary Jane Brown and Martha Louise Brown-Hopkins.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, two sons, Doug Hill of Houston, Arkansas, Kent Hill (Donna) of Greenbrier, Arkansas; two grandsons, Brady Hill of Houston, Arkansas, Lane Hill, of Cabot, Arkansas; one brother, Doyan Brown (Debbie) of Perry, Arkansas; one sister, Shirlene Chumbler of Opello, Arkansas; four nephews, Brad Adams, Gerald Hopkins, Adam Brown, Brian Hill; five nieces', Brittany Blaylock, Amanda Brown, Cheryl Hill, Stacy Sky Eagle, Casey Weems and a host of other family members and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday, February 22, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm at Veasley Funeral Home, 1111 Harkrider, Street, Conway, Arkansas 72032.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 2:00pm at Pinnacle Assembly of God Church, 7807 Guenther Road, Roland, Arkansas 72135.
Interment will be held at Gravel Ridge Cemetery, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 immediately following funeral service.
Traveling North out Highway 107, turn right on Gibson Road. Two blocks down you will find a Church, drive in the church parking lot to the back.