Memorial created 08-13-2009 by
Jerry Allison Hill
August 13 1938 - December 22 2007
This online memorial was created in loving memory of Jerry Hill, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Jerry's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Jerry forever.
WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME
When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through Heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.
"I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.
"You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.
"But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me."
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.
This is what i wrote and read at my Dad's funeral.... Hope this gives everyone who reads this a small insight as to what kind of man that he was......... I have modified this a little because there were things that should have been said but at the time my thoughts were not as clear as they are now....
Every one of our lives were changed the day each one of us met Jerry Hill and everyone of our lives are forever changed now that he is gone.
I have tried to come up with the words to best describe him and the three words that come to me are prankster, jokester, and most of all a flirt.
No matter how bad he may have felt, he was always able to get a laugh or a smile out of everyone he met. I suppose maybe he felt that it was his mission in life to makes someone elses life just a little happier. He had the ability to take some of the tragedies life had dealt him and turn it around to b a good joke. One of my favorite memories of him was when he bet a stranger he could touch the ceiling with his foot, well of course the man took the bet and sure got a shock when Daddy took of his artificial leg and touched the ceiling with it. He Sure won that bet!
Next Jerry Hill was a prankster, he loved to play tricks on people. Sometimes maybe taking things just a little too far, but just ask Michael and Freddy Mclamb tell you that story......
Most of all, Jerry Hill was a flirt. Any woman (young or old, married or single) if they chose to speak to him would open themselves up to his flirtacious charms. Often causing the rest of his family and friends to go through many stages of embarrassment. But it all goes back to how much he loved to make people laugh.
but those are all the traits that we all knew Jerry Hill had. I would like to share with you now the traits that many people didn't get to see. Daddy was dedicated to his family above all else. Dedicated to his "beautiful bride" for 38 glorious years. He was a hard worker, 55 years of painting houses, cabinets and pretty much anything else that would hold a coat of paint. Daddy also enjoyed his quiet time, sitting in his rocking chair down on my porch at White Lake, he said that was his "heaven on earth" . He also liked going with his friends down the river on the jetski, another taste of heaven for him. He also loved to take quite trips thru the woods on the golf cart with one of his best friends Ricky McLamb.
He was proud of his life's accomplishments, his family and his friends. He was proud to have met everyone that is here today. To me Jerry Hill was a teacher, protector, advisor and a hero. Most of all though, he was my Daddy. Even at my age I was and will always be his Baby Girl. I know that one day, on down the line, I will see my Daddy again. But for now , as he would say...."I'll see you later.......HELLO!!!!"
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