First Lady Carolyn Griggs Hill, 60, transitioned on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS.
Carolyn Renee Griggs Hill was born on December 28, 1960, in Memphis, TN, to the late Elder Joe Henry Griggs and Mrs. Gertrude Jones Griggs.
She received Christ at an early age, under the leadership of her Father, the late Elder Joe Henry Griggs, Founder, and Pastor of St. James C.O.G.I.C. of Grand Junction, TN.
She graduated from Fayette Ware Comprehensive High School, class of 1980, and later she took courses at the University of Phoenix in 2015. She was the First Lady of New Beginning Church, a Sunday School Teacher, and was over the ministry's mission department.
She met the Love of her Life, Pastor Johnny R. Hill Jr.; they were united in holy matrimony on September 7, 1985, and out of this union, three children were born: Minister Christopher and Jesika Hill Youngblood (oldest Daughter), Johnny R. Hill, III "Roman" (Son), and Genesis D. Hill (The Baby Girl).
Now as Carolyn Hill passes on to be with her Creator, she leaves eight sisters and four brothers whom she loved dearly; Jacqueline Griggs, Joseph Sandra Griggs Wiltz, James and Arlesua Faye Griggs Frazier, Robert and Carol Griggs Brewster, Dwanna Griggs, Anita Griggs-Hayes, Gregory Griggs, Terry (Rita) Griggs, Jakoby Vickie Griggs Jackson, Clinton J. Griggs, Edwardo Griggs, and Helena "Von" Griggs; three grandchildren: Kaylen Youngblood, Christian Youngblood, and Christopher Youngblood "CJ”, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Services will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 12 Noon at New Life Church of God in Collierville, TN. Burial will take place at Williams Temple Church Cemetery in Moscow, TN. Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 11a.m., until time of the service at the church.
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