Melissa A. (Smith) Hill

October 14, 1976 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 43)


Melissa A. Hill, 43, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at her home following an extended illness. She was born on October 14, 1976, in Gallipolis, Ohio, daughter of the late Jack and Virginia (Johnson) Smith. A nurse by trade, Melissa was a very giving person who would go without to make sure her boys could have. She enjoyed collecting Longaberger baskets, travelling, camping, picnicking, and visiting the beach.

Over the last 12 years Melissa has fought a tremendous battle with brain cancer. Initially, the doctors thought she would only live a couple years to live. Because of her faith in God, and tenacious drive, she defied all odds and persevered for much longer enabling her to raise three wonderful sons. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband, David; sons, Cody, Noah, and Nick; brothers, Jack (Betsy) Smith, John (Shari) Smith, Jim Smith, Rick (Laura) Smith, and Jeff (Tammy) Smith, Joe (Corinna) Smith; sisters, Darlene Griffith and April Hill; special niece, Jessica (Caleb) Reed, as well as other nieces and nephews, Rachael, Dakota, Elisha, Hannah, and Rebecca.

A funeral service celebrating Melissa’s life will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of R.M. Williams Funeral Service, 120 W. Broadway St., Wellston. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5 to 8 p.m.

David wishes to express his sincere thanks to his sister Debbie for all her help, love, and care that she has given to him and Melissa over the last couple of months.

Please visit to leave a message of comfort, encouragement, or condolence to the family or to view Melissa’s online video tribute.

R.M. Williams Funeral Service, Wellston, is honored to care for the Hill Family.

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January 24, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
R.M. Williams Funeral Service
120 W. Broadway St.
Wellston, OH 45692

Funeral Service
January 25, 2020

11:00 AM
R.M. Williams Funeral Service
120 W. Broadway St.
Wellston, OH 45692

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