Melvin Hills

July 18, 2019

Melvin "Deadbroke" Hills, 67, a veteran of the Korean War and longtime resident of New Orleans, LA, entered into eternal rest on July 18, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife Judy Roby Hills; Sons, Shane Bartholomew (Rocklon), Melvin Hills, Jr. (Catina), and Terrance Hills; daughters, Tameka Hills Roberts (Marcus), Racquel Roby Dabon (Emmett, III), and Tiffany Hills Quinn (Derrick); 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; his beloved sisters, Delores Stewart and Doris Tuckson; his uncles, Rufus Amacker, William Amacker, and Nathaniel Amacker; his loving sisters-in-laws, Geisele "Red" Roby and Stephanie Jones; brothers-in-laws, Benjamin Roby, Jr. (Denise), Louis Roby (Kimberlin), Dwight Roby (Delia), Tyrone Roby, and Morris Stevens; and his Godchildren, Roderica Stewart, Lorielle Roby, Jeremy Stevens, and Jarvik Tuckson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Hills, Sr. and Mae Helen Amacker Hills; brother, Ernest Hills, Jr.; sister, Joyce Stevens; father-in-law, Benjamin Roby Sr; mother-in-law, Bernadette Roby; and sister-in-law, Vanessa DeSalle. Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastors, officers, and members of Mount Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, Second Zion Baptist Church No.1, Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral, employees of J & M Trucking Express, M & J Trucking, JuMel's Truck Service, New Orleans VA Medical Center are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday July 27, 2019 at Mount Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, 3756 Louisa St., New Orleans LA 70126 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Immediately followed by his celebration of life. Pastor Norwert Hills, Sr. will be the officiating minister. Professional service entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, 7803 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, LA. 70726. Interment will be Monday, July 29, 2019 at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Dr, Slidell LA 70460.
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