Obituary of Natalie Hill
Natalie Mendoza Hill, 87, of Charlotte, N.C. and formerly of Rome, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on June 22, 2020. She was born on February 10, 1933, a daughter of the late Fidencio and Mary Ramos Mendoza. She was united in marriage to Robert Hill Sr. on December 17, 1955 until his passing on May 4, 2001. She was also predeceased by her son Ricardo James Hill in 1986. Natalie is survived by her beloved children, Robert Hill Jr., Charlotte, N.C., two daughters and sons-in-law, Nina (Gary) Parmley, Charlotte, N.C., Natasha (Willie) Walls, Utica, N.Y.; Her three grandson, Ricardo Hill (Sarah), Utica, N.Y., Justin Parmley, Charlotte, N.C., Tevin Hill, Utica, N.Y.; her only granddaughter Lauren Parmley, Charlotte, N.C.: her 2 great grandchildren, 6 brothers, 1 sister and a host of other family members. Growing up Natalie sang for the Lord in her church along with her siblings. They formed a gospel group called The Mendoza Four. They would perform and sing on the radio. After graduating from Rome Free Academy she went on to become a wife and worked as an attendant at Griffis A.F.B. Base cleaners. The more she grew into a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother she was called to work as a homemaker caring for everyone with such love and compassion. She enjoyed spending time with her large family, decorating her home, music, shopping, puzzle books, and going on road trips. She loved cooking her famous rice and beans, macaroni salad and sweat potatoes that everyone loved! Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday July 2, 2020 from 4-7 P.M. and Funeral services on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 11: A.M. Both services will be held at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home 7751 Merrick Road, Rome N.Y. Natalie will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the funeral services.