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Moody Funeral Home Chapel - Mount Airy
Tuesday November 24th, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Rev. Reginal Hill

Rev. Reginal A. HillLaurensRev. Reginal A. Hill passed away on Thursday morning, July 27, 2017, at his home in Laurens, SC, following a long, valiant battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born November 6, 1928, the son of the late Joseph Allen Hill, Sr. and Quilla Amelia Still of Barnwell County, SC. He was predeceased by brothers Thomas and Jack, sister Thelma, and half-brother Charles. Reggie is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ellen Kemp of Blackville, SC; their daughters Rebecca Weaver of Kingsland, GA; Bonnie Galloway (Greg) of Woodbine, GA; Barbara Pickens (Kevin) of Piedmont, SC and son Rev. Benjamin Hill (Debbie) of Fountain Inn, SC; grandsons Aaron, Heath, Daniel, Clay, and Barrett; granddaughters Kylie (Mark), Brittany (Nathan), Sadie (fiancé Daniel), Riley, and Scarlett; great grandson Lee, great granddaughter RoseEllen and half brother Lewis.Reginal served in Germany in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge he attended USC under the GI Bill earning a BA in English. He married his wife after his sophomore year and upon graduation enrolled in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, earning his M.Div. degree in 1960. He passionately loved his Lord, Jesus Christ, as he pastored churches in Virginia and South Carolina prior to appointment by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. As Missionary Church Planter he served in Trinidad and Bermuda, followed by a year of volunteer ministry in Barbados for a total of 26 years. After retirement he served as pastor for a church in Fountain Inn, SC. His second retirement gave opportunity to serve as Interim Pastor for several churches in the Low Country of SC. His last years were spent in Independent Living at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church.Wherever he lived, served, or visited, Reginal was universally loved. He is remembered as a gentle, loving, and compassionate soul and will be greatly missed by many.Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Benjamin Hill, Rev. Rickey Letson, Dr. Lawton Neely, and Mrs. Barbi Pickens with burial in Graceland East Memorial Park with Military Honors.The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary, Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention: IMB, Attn: Development, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230.Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rev. Reginal Hill please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Graceland East Memorial Park
2206 Woodruff Road
Simpsonville, SC, 29681


JUL 29. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary

606 West Main Street PO Box 282

Laurens, SC, 29360



JUL 30. 1:30 PM (EDT)

First Baptist Church

300 West Main Street

Laurens, SC

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Aunt Mary Ellen, Bonnie, Benji, Barbie... how I love all of you and treasure every memory we shared in Bermuda. I am forever grateful for the way we became instant family forever. I loved Uncle Reg deeply from the moment I met him... what a love for Jesus and for all people. I wish i could be there to hug you all. I wish i could hear Uncle Reg laugh that most infectious laugh once again. Well I will, won't I? I know mama would love to be there. Praying the Lord fill and envelope you all with the peace that passes understanding in the days ahead.

Mark Ladd Aug 1 2017 12:00 AM

For so many years I have had the blessing to know this special man. He was a saint on earth! Not many can live the life that Brother Regie did. Ms. Mary Ellen I am praying for you and the family. My heart is there with all of you. I wanted to attend the service but, lower back pain limits me. I have memories of you and Bonnie, Greg, and the boys at First Baptist. Such a special family!!!! Love sent to each of you.

Vicki Randall Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM

Mary Ellen and Family, you have been in our thoughts and prayers during these days as Reginal passed from earth into the presence of our Lord and Savior whom he loved so much and served so faithfully. Even though we are unable to be present at the funeral service today, we will at 1:30 p.m. be joining our hearts with yours and others as his life is celebrated and as God is glorified. With love, Bill and Doris Dyches

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Sorry for your loss Pastor Ben and Debbie. Prays for you and your family in this time of sorrow, but your dad is praising the lord now. Jim and Becki Kauffman

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