Vida Faye Colclasure Hill, 89, of Dumas, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on June 26, 2021.
She was born March 6, 1932, with her twin sister, Bessie Mae, in Lonoke to the late William and Chellie Colclasure.
Alongside her five siblings, she was raised in Lonoke and spoke of her childhood with fondness. It was also in Lonoke that she met the love of her life as he stepped off the bus wearing his WWII Army uniform. Everett Norwood Hill became her husband on June 9, 1948. They moved to Dumas in 1958 where they laid down lifelong roots raising their four children and farming 17 miles away in Watson. Her devoted husband of 58 years was by her side until his death in 2006.
Faye was an exceptional wife and mother by any standard. She took great pride in keeping a clean, warm, happy home while feeding, caring for and loving on her family and anyone who came to visit. She and her husband led their family by example in many ways including their faith in God, love of America and devotion to family. In her younger years, she was talented in cooking, sewing, painting, writing poetry, and ceramics. She loved all children, and they were just drawn to her. Anytime a child walked into the room she would light up; this was especially true when it came to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Faye will be remembered for her warm nature, devotion to her family and her unshakeable faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was a faithful member of Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester, Arkansas where she served as a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and choir member.
In addition to her parents and husband, Faye was also preceded in death by one brother, Pete Colclasure; three sisters, Jerldean Hall, Bessie Mae Watson, and Ruby Randall; two grandsons, Matthew Huxley Lewellen and Ryan Kelly Murphy; and a great-granddaughter, Anna Faye Ramsey.
Survivors include one brother, Dolphus Colclasure (Edith) of Blue Mountain, Arkansas; four children, Mary Lewellen (Tom) of Dumas, Sandy Williams (Edwin) of Rogers, Cindy Hilburn (Jimmy) of Monticello and Chip Hill (Pam) of Dumas; eleven grandchildren, Todd Lewellen (Carmen), Mollie Thompson (Chad),Meagan Blackwell (Andrew), Elizabeth Sullivan (Trent), Jared Hilburn (Lindsey), Lori Ramsey (Brian), Emily Roberts (Justin), Zachary Hill (Misty), Ashlyn Duncan (Austin), Austin Hill, and Brett Martin; fifteen great-grandchildren, Catherine, Ryan, Emily, Dylan, Logan, John, Memphis, Nora, Preston, Rhett, Annslee, Zander, Tobias, Micah, Nathaniel and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be officiated by Pastor Freddie McCann at Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church in Winchester on Wednesday, June 30. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with graveside service following at 11 a.m. at Hopedale Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.