Roma Richerson Hill, age 87, of Stonefort, Illinois passed away at her home Wednesday morning July 8, 2015. She was born in Pope County, IL on March 4, 1928 the daughter of the late Sim and Ethel Womack Richerson Sr. She was married to David Hill on October 1, 1945 and David preceded her in death on July 14, 1996.
Roma retired from the Carrier Mills-Stonefort Community School Distric #2. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church near New Burnside.
She is survived by a son, David and his wife Ellen Hill of Simpson, and a daughter, Martha and her husband Gary Walker of Valrico, Florida. She is also survived by one sister, Rita and her husband George Overstreet of Stonefort, three brothers, Sim Richerson Jr. of Stonefort, Paul and his wife Connie Richerson of Carrier Mills, Phillip Dale and his wife Jo Richerson of Stonefort. Four grandchildren: Lance and his wife Brenda Walker, Eric and his wife Shelley Walker , David and his wife Eliza Hill, and Ashley and her husband Josh Fox.
Eight great grandchildren: Garyt Walker, Luke Walker, Weston Walker, David Walker, Riley Walker, Reagan & Dawson Hill and Jessa Fox.
Roma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sister Betty Ann Trammell, Brothers Johnny, Jimmy, and Stephen Richerson.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday July 11, 2015 at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church near New Burnside with the Rev. Ron Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery east of Ozark. Friends may call at the Church after 9:00am on Saturday.
The family’s preferred choice of remembrance is memorials to the Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Roma’s memory. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills entrusted with the arrangements.