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President Reed addresses passing of Ernest Hill

August 7, 2007

Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed and the Bethune-Cookman University family extend our prayers for Senator Tony Hill in the lost of his father.  Mr. Ernest Hill, Father of Senator Anthony C. “Tony” Hill, Sr., passed away on Thursday, August 2nd.  He lived in Jacksonville.  Mr. Hill is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Cordelia, and a sister and a brother.

Funeral arrangements are being made today so the family asks that you call Senator Hill’s district office for additional information or to send condolences.   Phone numbers are:  904-924-1646, suncom-833-1646, or VOIP-40100.  The Office address is:  5600 New Kings Road, Suite 5, Jacksonville, Florida  32209.
According to President Reed, “Senator Hill is one of the finest men that I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.  He is certainly a man of integrity and Christian principles.  The passing of Mr. Ernest Hill is heartfelt and we will be praying for his family.”

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