Hill, Marcella McCoy


Marcella McCoy Hill the youngest daughter of one of Carrollton’s oldest families returned to her beloved Thomas on November 30, 2020.  In 1945, she was Drum Major for the Carrollton High School Marching Band. She married Thomas Hill of Farmers Branch, her high school sweetheart, in 1950 when he returned home from the US Navy. They lived for a time in San Francisco and New Jersey, returning to Farmers Branch in 1972. Marcella retired from IBM Corporation after 23 years, where she was affectionately known to countless IBMer’s as “Mother”.

Proceeded in death by her parents Ted & Lucille McCoy; her beloved husband, Tom Hill; and sister, Tedalu McCoy Carver.  She is survived by sons, Tom Hill, Jr. and Ted; daughter-in-law, Laura Hunter; grandchildren, Whitney Hill & fiancé Alex Hunter, Tessa Hill, Jeremy Bryan, and Brandi Turnbow; niece, Carrie Jacobson; and nephew, Phillip Carver.

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Marcella will be laid to rest on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:00 am at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery, 1810 N. Perry Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006.

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10 replies on “Hill, Marcella McCoy”

Brandi says:

Oma was a beautiful woman & beautiful soul. My favorite memories of her are family Christmases & Thanksgiving dinners. Her stuffing was my favorite part & to honor her, I have kept her stuffing recipe going & will continue to do so. I love u Oma! Kiss Opa for me when you see him!

Elise Whitlock Blair says:

My longest and dearest friend/I will miss her!

Ruth Blackwell says:

Oh, what a wacky, wonderful sense of humor she had. There was no telling what would come out of her mouth, but you could bet that it would be original and hysterical. She was so much fun to be around. My most sincere condolences to the family. Hopefully the hole in your heart will fill with memories of a very special, one-of-a-kind lady.

Pat Cain says:

Dear “Mother”,
You will be remembered as the glue that held the Stemmons Frwy “gang” together! You were loved & admired. God Bless your family.

Pamela Freeman vonMinden says:

Marcella and Tom were very good friends of my parents, Helen & Willard Freeman. Dad, Tom and Marcella all went to Carrollton HS together. They are now once again reunited. My sincerest condolences and prayers for the family.

Jan Walls says:

I’m so lucky to have known Marcella, first from working with her and later getting to know her personally. What a sense of humor. She never failed to make me laugh with her hilarious “stories”. What a special “one of a kind” lady she was. I will miss our talks. My deepest sympathy to Ted, Tom. and the rest of the family.

Charles R Garner says:

I did not know Marcella personally, but knowing her son Tom is a reflection of her that shines for the world to see. Tom is a fine example of things Marcella left this world. through Tom Marsala will live on.
God’s blessings on the Hill family.

Ed Knott says:

Hi Tom, Sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Judging from her picture she was a great lady. You are lucky to have shared her love for so many years. Ed Knott

Phil Gevertz says:

I worked with Marcella at IBM in the late 1980’s. To say that she was the entertainment in the office is an understatement. She was indeed called ‘mother’ as she took care of everyone and everything. Whitney was a little girl and was spoken about often. She adored Thomas! I’m glad Marcella had many great years after ibm. I last saw her at a 1988 wedding of R Freeman

Mark Wooldridge says:

Marcella was a jewel. My years spent working with her were some of the best of my memories. She and Thomas were quite the pair. The stories were endless – I still laugh at some of them to this day. I had the privilege of being a guest in their home and was always made to feel like family. She loved her family – and her grandkids were the light of her life. Cherish your memories – she was a wonderful lady.

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