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Donald "D.J." James Hill

May 12, 1994 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 29) 29 Years Old

Donald "D.J." Hill Obituary

Donald James “DJ” Hill, 29, of Kinston, NC passed away suddenly on January 3, 2024. DJ was born May 12, 1994 to Wayne and Melissa Hill in Greenville, NC.  

After graduation from South Lenoir High School in 2012, he worked briefly at Big Blue Store before giving 10 dedicated years of service to Kinston Public Services. Prior to moving to Kinston, he volunteered with the Pink Hill Volunteer Fire Department. 

He married the love of his life, Melany Sutton Hill on October 26, 2019. He was the proud, loving father to Madilyn Dianne Hill, born September 29, 2021. You could find DJ living life to the fullest hunting, fishing, loving ‘Mopar’, playing the guitar, watching Dukes of Hazzard, caring for his chickens and his fur baby Layla, working or tinkering on cars and tractors or riding around with his close friend Aaron Turnage, fishing or virtual farming and gaming with close friend Trey Byrd and making memories with his family, in-laws and friends.

DJ is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Jenkins and his paternal grandmother Carol Goff. He is survived by his wife Melany, daughter Madilyn, his fur baby Layla, father and mother Wayne and Melissa Hill, maternal grandmother Brenda Jenkins, paternal grandfather Carson Hardison, in-laws Jimmy and Christiana Sutton, sister-in-law Samantha (Steven) Klakken, niece Emma, sister-in-law Jami Sutton, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

The visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 902 Church, 2009 Carey Road, Kinston, NC. The funeral service will begin at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Ryan Vernon officiating. A burial will follow at Westview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Madilyn Hill for her Trust Fund. Donations may be mail to:

Madilyn Hill

P.O. Box 2192

Kinston, NC 28502

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January 13, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
902 Church
2009 Carey Road
Kinston, NC 28501

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

2:30 PM
902 Church
2009 Carey Road
Kinston, NC 28501

Interment following funeral service
January 13, 2024

Westview Cemetery (Kinston, NC)


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