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Derek Leon Hill

May 7, 1974 - December 7, 2016

Derek Leon Hill, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 7, 2016 at the age of 42 years. Derek courageously battled with, but eventually succumbed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which is a rare, degenerative, and invariably fatal, brain disorder.

He was born on May 7, 1974 to David Allen Hill and Willye Nell Moorer in Mobile, Alabama. After high school, he joined the Navy where he proudly served his country for 20 years, retiring as a boatswain’s mate. He enjoyed all types of comic-books, great t.v. shows and a wide variety of music. But most of all, he loved his family and friends.

Derek was preceded in death by his father, David Allen Hill.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Renee Hill; children Isabella, Alexander and Keyla; mother, Willye Nell Hill; brothers, David, Jamie, Chieko and Devin; sister, Davida, many of his nieces & nephews and family & friends.

A funeral service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA) on December 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM followed by a procession to Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.

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Service Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time: 10:30 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm


Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery

5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434

Donation Information

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