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Thursday
Aug022018

Madine Hill Recognized for 50 Years of Service

“The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want.” ~ Psalm 23  

"Mama Hill" | 50 Years and Counting

Grace Living Centers' President Don Greiner Presents Madine Hill With A Plaque Recognizing 50 Years of ServiceShe’s described as a Godly woman who has inspired, uplifted and mentored hundreds of people throughout her life. At 82 years young, Madine Hill – known as Mama Hill to all of her co-workers – has spent the past 50 years as a housekeeper at Grace Living Center Northeast. While the community’s name has changed over the years, one thing has remained the same: Mama Hill.

Grace COO Will Griffin, Madine Hill and Grace Regional Director Bryan Baskin“I came here in 1968. I spent all my younger life here,” shared Madine. “As I was growing up, I wanted to be a missionary then I became a mother and I had to take care of my family. So, I came here. The longer I stayed here, the better I loved it. Then I said, 'well this is my calling. God wants me to be here.' So, here I am.”

Close-up of Outstanding Achievement AwardMadine feels cleaning is her way to help minister the Word of God to those who are at times, in their darkest moments. “Keeping their rooms clean and everything.... That’s my great way of ministering to them and I love each and every one of them.” 

Besides her kind heart, Mama Hill has been gifted with a face that never ages. By looking at her, you would think she’s in her 50s, not 82. “Everyone tells me that,” she shared. When asked about the secret to her youthful appearance, she replied, “treating people right and God. God is my savior and the best thing in life is to treat your neighbor and fellow man right. Do right by others as you would have done unto you. You’ll be surprised how well things go.”

Mama Hill has no plans of retiring anytime soon and offered up these words of wisdom for the younger generations. “When I was growing up, they didn’t have computers and they didn’t have TVs or none of that. So now they have all these things they can use. My words for my young co-workers are to reach up and learn all you can get and get it while you’re young.” This is great advice from a hard-working woman who’s seen a lot of change during her five decades on the job. As for her personal life, Madine is the mother of seven: five girls and two boys. She has nearly two dozen grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When she’s not busy sharing God’s Word, Madine is in her garden. “I just love flowers. I told my children, give me my flowers while I’m here. Don’t pile all those flowers on me when I’m gone: give them to me now.” 

Mrs. Hill,

Through the years, your talents and efforts have helped our success. Together, we take pride in your accomplishment and your commitment to excellence.

Congratulations on your anniversary! Thank you for your 50 years of loving service! 

Grace President Don Greiner, Madine Hill and Grace Northeast Administrator Mary PeacockMadine Hill with Grace President Don GreinerMadine Hill with her Award