Official Obituary of

Rue Nell Hill

September 4, 1951 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Rue Hill Obituary

Mrs. RueNell Hill, mother, sister and devoted auntie who resided at 702 S. Lake St. South Bend, IN., was called into the arms of the heavenly father on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024. RueNell was born to the union of late Archie and Mattie (Gillespie) Donaldson on September 4th, 1951, in Okolona, MS.

After relocating to South Bend, IN she completed her Christian and then formal education at Indiana University at Bloomington. July 30th, 1980, she and Monte Irving Hill were united in wedlock in Denver, Colorado. RueNell retired with General Electric after many years of service. She went back to work at CTDI as a Data Specialist before retiring. RueNell was a devoted daughter, mother, sister, auntie and cousin that kept us all in line and her dedication, love and compassion will be dearly missed. We thank God for allowing us to have her for the time we were given. Give us strength to continue her legacy and words of wisdom of: "You have to keep on living and keep praying!"


Ruenell leaves to cherish her precious memories, 1 daughter, Teena Marie Hill, 2 great nephews, Kameron (KJ) Butler, Jr. and Kayden Marshawn Butler and 1 great niece Eriana Marie Butler, that she raised and instilled her love, intelligence, and strength into. RueNell has 1 brother, Archie Donaldson (JoAnne) Jr. of South Bend, IN; 1 sister, Sheila Marie Donaldson (Stan) Butler of Ridgeland, MS.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Mattie Donaldson, her husband, Monte Hill and sister Erica Renee Donaldson. RueNell has a host of nieces and nephews that she loved and cousins that grew up with that was like sisters and brothers. She has a sister-in-law, Robin (Lorenzo) White that cherished along with other family and friends.

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February 26, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
1232 E Bronson St
South Bend, IN 46615

Celebration of Life
February 26, 2024

12:00 PM
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
1232 E Bronson St
South Bend, IN 46615


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