Barbara Lynn Hill daughter of Alease Hill and the late Reverend Calvin Hill, was born on November 4, 1957 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She later married and of that union, Barbara had one daughter, Brittany Harold (deceased). Barbara was predeceased by a dear sister Doris C. Britton.
Barbara attended Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. She then enrolled full-time into The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York. It was there that she nurtured her love for fashion, hair and make-up. Soon after leaving F.I.T., Barbara’s sense of style and entrepreneurial spirit took off. Barbara’s eye for clothing and design made her one of New Jersey’s best seamstresses, winning many awards and accolades for her God-given talent. After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in 1999, Barbara continued her studies. She matriculated into The Art Institute of Atlanta where she studied Fashion Retail. At the time of her passing, Barbara was a student at the International School of Skin, Nail Care, and Massage Therapy.
Throughout her career, Barbara was an entrepreneur. In 2005 she launched her own business, “Simply Barbara” which had the motto “Touching Faces, Changing Lives”. She also worked as a certified fashion consultant, hairstylist and independent makeup artist for major theatrical and fashion productions. During her time in Atlanta, Barbara was also employed at Nordstrom and Macy’s where she worked as a Retail Manager.
Barbara accepted Christ early in life and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey. As a young girl and throughout her life, Barbara always kept Christ and the word of God as her guide. Upon moving to Atlanta, she joined the New Birth Missionary Church where she remained a faithful member until her passing.
On May 27, 2014, Barbara unexpectedly took ill. She departed this life on May 30, 2014, when she peacefully went home to be with the Lord.
Surviving to cherish Barbara’s precious memories are a beloved mother, Mrs. Alease Hill, Northfield, NJ; two loving brothers, Kevin Hill, Jersey City, NJ and Lesley Hill, Mableton, GA.; caring sister-in-law, Kellie Hill, Mableton, GA.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends, a special friend, Jerry Moody of Atlanta, GA.