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John Gerald Cioffi

May 10, 1919 ~ April 6, 2020

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Marjorie Louise Cook

October 22, 1918 ~ April 6, 2020

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Louis Hurley Dupree

August 20, 1927 ~ April 7, 2020

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William Daniel Henderson

August 18, 1943 ~ April 2, 2020

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William Kyle Parker

October 17, 1996 ~ March 31, 2020

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Carrie Ann Gilbert

Jan. 2, 1933 ~ April 3, 2020

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Marie R. Franks

January 15, 1932 ~ March 31, 2020

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Geraldine Ann Burke

March 6, 1948 ~ April 1, 2020

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Johnnie Marshall Hill

June 19, 1948 ~ March 13, 2020

Johnnie “Micky” Marshall Hill, 71 preceded in death by his sister Myra Jo Hill, parents Johnnie Richard Hill and Alma Louise Bennett Hill, stepmother Irene McAllister Hill, grandparents Coroner Marshall Watson Bennett Sr. and Marie Cooper Bennett and Noah B. Hill Sr. and Josephine King Hill.
He is survived by a twin brother, Richard Alexander Hill; son, Lee Marshall Hill (Michelle); daughters, Peyton Hill Thigpen (Ron), Joanna Worthington (Rob) and Laura Hill Dunaway (Field); grandchildren, Andrew Mason Thigpen, Kaylee Elizabeth Thigpen, William Ty Worthington, Hudson Marshall Hill, Thomas Whitfield Dunaway V, Penelope Herron Dunaway; fiancé, Patsy Barrier which has been a long lasting companion for the past 21 years, her daughter Paris Penny and her granddaughter Victoria Paige Penny.
Johnnie Hill and Richard Hill were born on June 19th, 1948. He was raised by his grandfather Coroner MW Bennett and grandmother on the family farm. He attended Knightdale School until 8th grade. At the young age of 10 he began his work on the family farm waking at 4 am to put in and truck tobacco for 25 cents an hour. His work day on the farm consisted of getting up at 4 am to help take out a barn of tobacco to make room for that day’s crop, eat breakfast, harness and hookup 2 mules to a tobacco drag slide and go to the field to work. He would take a 1 hour lunch, and back to the fields until he gathered 600 sticks of tobacco to fill the barn. His first public job at sixteen was working with a family friend Buster Barden, roofing for a $1.25 an hour. His lifelong career in heating and air conditioning began at his second job for Vickers & Massey. He worked for a total of 4 heating and air conditioning companies before starting Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning in January of 1977 with childhood friend Ronald McConnell. After 2 years he became the sole owner of the company. He managed daily operations at Weather Master for 23 years until he retired to return to his first love of farming. In 2000 he purchased a farm in Franklin / Nash County which he operated until his death.

The three things that made him the man he was are: God, His grandfather who gave him common sense, and raising and supporting his four beautiful children along with his fiancé.
In 1972 he became a Mason at Millbrook Masonic Lodge #97, completed the 32 degrees of the Scottish Rite, was a charter member of the Amran Temple and member of the Wake County Shrine Club. He was a longtime supporter of the Knightdale United Methodist Church, North Carolina State Wolfpack Club, life sponsor of Ducks Unlimited and the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
I very special thanks to Michael Blake for saving his life and giving him extended time to spend with his friends and family. The family would like to thank Wake Med of Raleigh, Duke Raleigh, Perpetual Home Care and William M. Dunlap Center of Caring for their outstanding care of him.
A graveside service will be held 3:00 pm Tuesday at Montlawn Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be held at a future date. His body can be viewed at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Monday, March 16, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or Transitions LifeCare, 250, Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.



March 17, 2020

3:00 pm

Montlawn Memorial Park
2911 South Wilmington Streeet Raleigh, NC

The family understands the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19 and wishes for people who do not feel comfortable attending the graveside service to take comfort in knowing a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please practice hand washing, utilize available hand sanitizer, and avoid hugging and handshakes.


  1. Ronald McConnell

    My , and Ronnie’s deepest sympathies for your loss
    regrettably. I will not be attending the services, as my fifty years of smoking finally caught up with me .
    God bless


  2. Lee Garris

    Dear Peyton, Ron, Andrew and Kaylee,
    We send our love and deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved father. May all the fond memories you and your children made with their loving and giving “Grumpy” at the farm get you all through this sad time. Your children lit up his world. God bless and keep you in his care.
    Let. Lee and Linda Garris

  3. J Dan McGee

    Thank you Mickey for our everlasting friendship and good times! Thank you Dear God for making it possible and meaningful! May God bless you Mickey, your family and your friends.
    Dan McGee

  4. James Johnson & Gina Johnson Oakley

    Our condolences for the family and friends of Micky. Prayers for all during this difficult time.

  5. Carolyn Jones

    So sorry for the loss of Micky. He was one of a kind no doubt. He was a very good business owner and friend to many. May you find peace in your memories of your dad.
    Bless you all.

  6. Jim and Bonnie Hart

    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and going forward. Mickey was a great friend to so many of us! He will truly be missed. With love, J &B

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