Protha Ann Monday Hill Irvin

Published: Times, September 3, 1931

Protha Ann Monday Hill Irvin, daughter of Sylvester and Nancy E. Monday, was born in Hamilton County, Illinois, November 16, 1865; departed this life August 27, 1931, at the home of her daughter, Nancy, in East St. Louis. Age, 64 years, 11 months and 11days.

She was united in marriage to Moses Hill of Hamilton County, Illinois, December 25, 1883.  Her husband preceded her in death many years ago, leaving to her the care of seven children, namely: Sylvester Hill of Fisk, Mo., Harriet Rice of McLeansboro, Ill., who preceded her in death, Nancy Brill of East St. Louis, Shelby Hill of East St. Louis, Miles Hill of Panama, Ill., and Lillie Mezo of Panama, Ill.

Besides the above named children, she leaves to mourn her departure sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

She was again married to Uncle Albert Irvin of Broughton, Ill., who survives her.

She professed faith in Christ at an early age, and united with the General Baptist Church at Mt. Olivet, later finding a place of worship with the Pentecostal faith in the Mission at Dale, Ill.  She remained a consistent Christian until death.

Aunt Protha, as she was generally known, was an affectionate companion, a tender and loving mother, a kindly neighbor, a real benefactor to the race, and we realize that she has merited a reward in addition to her salvation; for as Jesus said, “There awaits a reward.”

A friend from us is gone, a voice we loved is stilled.

Funeral services were conducted at the Tabernacle at Dale last Sunday morning by Rev. Willie Bratton of Carmi.  Interment took place in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

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