May 23, 1944 - March 4, 2022
BOAZ, Mrs. Delores Yvonne - Age 77, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 in Oxford, MI. Family hour 10:30 AM Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, G-6415 Clio Rd., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM, Pastor Wallace Hill III, officiating. Interment Lovedale Memorial Cemetery, G-5175 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, MI. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at Church 10:30 AM Saturday. Mrs. Boaz will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., and may be viewed from 1:00 PM-6:00 PM Friday. Delores Yvonne (Hill) Boaz, affectionately known as “Lolo” and “Aunt Lolo” to the many who loved her, was born on May 23, 1944 in Montgomery, Alabama. Delores was the first-born child of Wallace Hill, Jr. and Bettie Jean (Reed) Hill. With her Mother and Father in search of starting a new life, Delores moved to Flint, Michigan at the age of 2 along with her parents and infant brother. Delores was charismatic, effervescent and full of fire even as a very young child. According to stories told by her mother, she could sometimes be found at the next-door neighbor’s house as young as 3 years old visiting with the elders and having “grown” conversations. Delores came into the knowledge of God and accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Canaan Baptist Church. Delores went to Flint Public Schools, graduating from Central High School with the class of 1962. She was a very gifted typist, organizer and administrator beginning her work life immediately after High School and many times, breaking barriers as the “first” African American female to land a job with certain financial organizations. Her places of employment include The Butler Funeral Home (1963-1964), Associates Finance Company (1962-1970), Genesee Bank (1970-1973), Flint Housing Commission (1973-1976) and Hurley Hospital Pharmacy (1976-1980). Delores’s final job was with The Equitable Life Assurance Company during a year spent in Chicago, Illinois. Delores Yvonne Hill married Robert Lewis Boaz on December 6, 1968. Their marriage was not blessed with biological children but they were second parents to her baby sister as well as many nieces and nephews. Delores spent most of the 1980s as a full-time wife until her husband’s passing in 1989. She devoted the rest of her life to her siblings, nieces, nephews, friends and most especially, her mother, whom she lived with and helped to care for until her passing in 2014. Delores loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved singing in the choir until her health would not allow her to. Oh, but when she was singing, she did it from the depths of her soul, and all the congregation enjoyed her special way of “dancing” as she worshiped. Even when she had to stop singing full time, she was right there, on her row at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church getting her praise on every Sunday! Delores had a sharp mind and loved doing puzzles that required thought. She had a heart to give, sharing annually with the American Heart Association, American Kidney Fund and to Women’s Health and Cancer Research. She was detailed in taking care of her business right until the end. Delores Yvonne (Hill) Boaz leaves to cherish her sweet memory: her devoted siblings, Reverend Wallace (Shirley) Hill, III of Flint, Evangelist Janice Hill of Farmington Hills, MI, Alvin (Victoria) Hill of New Kensington, PA, Jacqueline (Dunell) Chaney of Oxford, MI. 8 Nephews, Charles Montgomery, Wallace (SaVille) Hill IV, Rodrick Hill (Cintaria Bond), all of Flint, Darrell Hill of Indianapolis, IN, Corey Chaney of Norfolk, VA, Tyrone (Tiffany) Jenkins, Alvin (Stephanie) Hill II, Victor (Kathy) Hill all of Pittsburgh, PA. 1 Niece, Alisia (Marques) Johnson of Oxford, MI. Cousins, Betty Jean Loving of Shreveport, LA, Carolyn (Welton) Lewis of Flint, MI, Vivian (James) Elliott of Denver, CO. A host of great nieces and nephews and cousins and friends who all loved “Aunt LoLo” Especially great-niece Armani Hill. She will be sadly missed by special friend and phone-buddy Mother Edith Whitaker. Mrs. Delores Yvonne (Hill) Boaz was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lewis Boaz; Parents, Wallace Hill, Jr and Bettie Jean Hill; sister Alice Hill Stocker, Maternal Grand Parents, William Henry and Ethel Lee Reed, Maternal Great-Grandmother Mary Lawrence, Paternal Grand Parents Wallace Hill, Sr, Johnie Mae Sullivan Hill, and Lillie Pearl Hill, Mother and Father-in-Law, Pearl and Sherman Boaz, Sr.The family would like to express Special thanks to the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church family, The Chaney Family, the Hurley CCU Nursing Staff, Heart to Heart Hospice Staff and our own wonderful friend and sister Anita Jones for all of her love and support.
BOAZ, Mrs. Delores Yvonne - Age 77, passed away Friday, March 4, 2022 in Oxford, MI. Family hour 10:30 AM Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, G-6415 Clio Rd., with funeral service commencing at 11:00 AM, Pastor... View Obituary & Service Information
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