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.