May 29, 1926Dec 28, 2018
Hidenwood Presbyterian Church
Sat, January 19, 2019
Hill, Doris Atkinson formerly of Newport News, passed away, on December 28, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rudolph Atkinson and her five sisters, Jeanette Barlow, Margaret Clark, Thelma Lewis, Robbie Hundley, and Lucy Handle. She was the widow of Billy Conrad Hill.
Doris is survived by her daughter, Margaret Page Hill of Richmond, daughter #2 Winona Bayne, daughter #3 Diane Hayes, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and her constant four-legged companions, Bucky and Baxter.
Doris graduated from Richmond Professional Institute (VCU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree. She taught in the public school system for 22 years including her hometown of Buckingham County, followed by Hampton and Newport News. She served on numerous boards: Newport News Library, Warrick Forest Retirement Community, and the Women’s Guild of the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. Doris was the past president of the James River Country Club Ladies’ Golf Association, a member of Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, Junior League of Hampton Roads, Peninsula Fine Arts, Mariner’s Museum, Virginia Historical Society and Hidenwood Presbyterian Church.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hanover Education Foundation, 200 Berkley Street, Ashland, VA 23005, Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, or any charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank Lee Smith for providing transportation services for Doris as needed and the ICU medical staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for the excellent care they provided.
I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of dear Doris. My thoughts and prayers are with her wonderful daughter(s), Margaret Page, Wy and Di. She was such a classy and talented woman. I know she really enjoyed her later years living so closely with her daughter(s). She will be missed.
This is Mary King I did Dorises hair on Thursdays every two weeks . I always looked forward to seeing her. Doris was funny sweet and very interesting . I will miss her very much . Doris always talked to me about her daughters and dogs she was a very happy lady and every time she came in someone always commented how nice Doris looked or about her pretty hair or good posture I would tell Doris I have people comment on you all the time good things and I can hear her saying ,Really Mary .You will be missed my friend Mary King
Doris, and her husband Billy, were important fixtures of my childhood, as they were friends of my parents, and I was friends with their daughter Margaret. I was crazy about them, and remember them both very well. I’m so sorry MP. I know you both loved that she was living in Richmond.
So sorry for your loss , years ago I enjoyed playing golf and bridge with Doris . Classy and funny lady ,
Doris took my Chesterfield County Yoga for the Older Adult classes. I loved her! She always brought a smile to my face and had such a precious spirit. I was so saddened to hear she passed away. To her daughters: I’m so very sorry. I will miss her tremendously!