Bertram Quenton ‘Bert’ Hill, 56, of Wilmington, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The angels sang, and all of heaven rejoiced, as heaven’s doors were opened wide to receive a precious child of God. He left his earthly home to be received into the arms of Jesus. Bert was born February 12, 1960, in Raleigh, son of the late Quenton Bunn Hill and Aleine Mathis Hill.
Born with Down Syndrome, Bert faced many medical challenges throughout his life. He faced each and every one of them with courage and determination to live his life to the fullest. He will often be remembered for his amazing sense of humor and happiness, regardless of what he was going through. For Bert, life was all about love and being loved.
He had a unique ability to warm the heart of anyone who met him and to return that love and affection in a way that they never would forget, often with unspoken words. Those who were fortunate enough to know Bert, knew that he was indeed a special chosen child of God. Pure of heart, he possessed a sweet spiritual wisdom that would quickly remind those around him of the true meaning and purpose of life, which is to love. He leaves behind that legacy and message for all that knew him. Bert loved God with all of his heart, and spoke of the angels that walked with him throughout his life. There is much peace and comfort knowing that he is now rejoicing with those angels in his heavenly home.
An aunt, LaRue Lassiter, and two uncles, Waitsel Hill and Wilbert Hill, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his sister, Cynthia Hill Jones of Castle Hayne; niece, Meredith Jones; step-niece, Beth Jones Lavin; and an aunt, Frances Hill Underwood of Asheville.
A private service will be held for the family and his closest friends.
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