Brenda Smith Hill

January 29, 1941 - May 9, 2022

01/29/1941 - 05/09/2022

AHOSKIE, NC – Brenda Smith Hill, aged 81 of South Street, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 at her residence.

Mrs. Hill was born on January 29, 1941 to Willie E. Smith and Jessie W. Smith in Ahoskie, NC. Brenda was a devoted wife, loving mother, and grandmother. She was a skilled gardener, enjoyed reading, puzzles, and spending time with loved ones on the shores of the Outer Banks, N.C. She was a dedicated member of the United Methodist Church for many years.  Brenda was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James P. Hill, her sister, Evelyn Smith Jernigan, and her beloved nephew, Garrett Jernigan, who also entered eternal rest on the same day as Brenda.

Left to cherish Brenda’s memory is her daughter, Julie Hill of Nags Head; granddaughter, Jessica Hope Felton of Long Beach, NY; grandson, William Felton of Wilmington, NC; nephew, Richard Jernigan and wife Carla of Raleigh, NC; wife of Garrett Jernigan, Lynn Cominsky of Petaluma, CA; her gentle and loyal dog, Heidi; and her lifelong friends, Sandra Evans, and Elaine White.

The Hill family extends heartfelt gratitude for the love and care shown to Mrs. Hill over the past year by Lynn Reynolds, Sonya Taylor and Lillie Steele.

The family will have a celebration of life memorial service at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at, Paws of Hertford County, PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hill family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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John Ponder
2 years ago

Julie I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. Praying for you and your family.

Kitty Shue Pippen
2 years ago

Julie, so saddened by your mothers passing. She was a wonderful friend
through our school years in Ahoskie. Enjoyed seeing her at our last reunion in Ahoskie.
Our prayers are with you and family.

Patsy Rice Overton
2 years ago

Charles and I were sorry to hear about the passing of my classmate and friend. Sending our warmest regards to her family.

Phoebe Byrum Strough
2 years ago

My sincere condolences.

Jean Ross Handy
2 years ago

What a beautiful and cheerful person she was! My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and all her friends and family.

Bart Riddick
2 years ago

I was so saddened to hear about your Mom. Both of your parents were sweet people. You are in my prayers.

David C Lassiter
2 years ago

Julie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely mother. Julie, as you well know, Jim and Brenda were both special friends of mine. It is my prayer that God will comfort you, Jessica and all of your family during this difficult time.
Love and Prayers ,
David & Mary Ann Lassiter

Tommyeann Belch
2 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, Julie.