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Wanda Jean (Brown) Hill

February 9, 1932 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 89)


Wanda Jean (Brown) Hill


Wanda was born in Dallas, Texas on February 9, 1932.  She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 7, 2021 in Nacogdoches, Texas surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The family will hold a private service at a later time.


Wanda lived in Dallas most of her life.  She graduated from Crozier Tech High School in 1949 as the valedictorian of her class.  She then attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  She met her future husband, E.L. Hill, on a city bus (he was the driver).  They married in 1952, and had two daughters, Marla Lyn Hill (Christian) and Cynthia Jean Hill (Knowles).  Wanda taught school for over thirty-five years in the Dallas area, where she won numerous awards and accolades for her love for students and for her expertise in the teaching field.  Wanda never met a stranger and was involved in many community and church organizations through the years.  She also loved tennis - a sport she played and taught for decades.  A phrase most often used to describe Wanda is, “She’s one of a kind!”


Wanda is survived by daughters Marla Christian and husband Johnny, and Cynthia Knowles and husband Drew, all of Nacogdoches, Texas. She adored her five grand-children:  Timothy (Tiger) Christian, Cory Christian, Drew Knowles, Jr., Hannah Knowles, and Kelley Christian Tompkins. Her five great grand-children are:  Cora Christian, Adelyn Knowles, Judah Knowles, Oliver Knowles and Josiah Knowles.  Wanda’s family was incredibly important to her...she sacrificed greatly for all of them and loved them well through the years. 


Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, E. L. Hill, her mother, Cora Mae Brown and her brothers George, Jack and Leon Brown.


In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the:


 Nacogdoches Treatment Center,

119 Hughes Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961. 


The staff at the NTC loves and ministers to memory-care patients daily.  They were an incredible, life-enriching blessing to Mom and to our whole family for the past eight years. They were truly a God-send to all of us.  They are a non-profit organization.

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