HILL – Fern Nadine, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning, May 17, 2021. Born June 5, 1934, Fern was the co-founder of a nonprofit, an author of two books, a mentor and friend to thousands, and a beacon of love and kindness. Words cannot express the impact her life has made on so many others during her 86 years. Predeceased by her two sons, Timothy and Thomas, Fern is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jerrell Hill, her sons Titus, Thaddaeus (Emily), James, and her grandchildren Hunter, Justin (Maddie), Ellie, TJ, and Mia. Fern and her husband Jerry co-founded Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, a place where troubled kids could live, be loved, feel safe and have wide open spaces to ride horses. They started this organization after a tragic accident ended her son Timothy’s life at the young age of 13.
To commemorate his life, she wrote a book entitled, “Graduation to Glory”, referring to Timothy’s graduation from this life into heaven. Decades later, she authored “Gifts from Glory”, which is the true account of prayers that God has answered during her lifetime. Her hope for this book was to let others know of God’s desire to hear their hearts. Fern was a loving person who focused more on encouraging others than criticizing them. She took hospitality very seriously, in case she was entertaining an angel without knowing it (Hebrews 13:1-3), and would go out of her way to serve others no matter how small the need.