Glenna Mildred Gaddy Hill

Dec 10, 2012

1925 — 2012

SALISBURY — Mrs. Glenna Mildred Gaddy Hill, 87, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

Born May 24, 1925, in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Grace Rhodes Gaddy, of Waynesville.

Mrs. Hill graduated from Haywood County Schools, completed training as a licensed practical nurse in 1966, and worked in various clinical settings until retirement.

She and her husband relocated to High Point, in 1970, and again to Salisbury, in 1991. In 2006, Mr. Hill preceded Mrs. Hill in death.

A life-long Christian, Mildred attended several worship centers during her life, and for the past six years was a faithful member of Neel Road Baptist Church. Her life was a witness of her Christian faith, and as a role model for all women; an inspiration to all who knew her. We will miss her loving presence and beautiful smile. She was a loving wife and mother, investing much time in the lives of her children, while creating a nurturing home environment for her family.

Family members left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Anne Hill Bridges (Charles), of Clyde; son, Leo C. Hill II (Leslie Gay), of Clemmons;  and daughter, Katherine Hill Miller (William), of Salisbury. In addition, Mrs. Hill leaves six married grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and a very special friend, Elizabeth Henson of Atlanta, Georgia.

The Rev. Dr. Neal Westbrook will conduct a celebration of Mrs. Hill’s life at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Neel Road Baptist Church. Immediately following, the family will continue the celebration by greeting friends in the Fellowship Building, adjacent to the church until 4 p.m.

Interment will occur at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec.13, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Waynesville, with the Rev. Terry Rowland officiating.

The family would like to extend sincerest thanks to Dr. Shellhorn, Rowan Diagnostic, Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, Rowan Regional Medical Center, and all of her church family for their loving care of Mrs. Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Neel Road Baptist Church, Music Department,

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Hill family. Online condolences may be made at