January 9, 1956 – July 15, 2020
Born in Fort Worth, TX
Resided in Lincoln, NE

Bernice (Sue) Bowling Hill



Bernice (Sue) Bowling Hill, 64, of Lincoln, Nebraska, went to be with her Heavenly Father on July 15, 2020. A daughter of the King, Sue was born to Bernice and Charles Bowling on January 9, 1956 at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sue attended Clare McPhee Elementary, Everett Junior High, Lincoln High, and Anderson University in Indiana from which she earned a Registered Nursing degree with a minor in Music. A true servant of the Lord, she continuously exemplified her love for Him through her professional and personal endeavors.  She impacted and influenced countless lives, taking care of the community through her medical career at Baptist East in Kentucky and Tabitha Health Care in Lincoln, where she served as a Surgical Nurse, a House Manager, a Nurse Educator, Director of Education, Director of Corporate Education, Green House Educator, and as a Certified Gerontological Nurse. Sue broke down medical racial barriers by rewriting health care manuals, introducing new teaching methods that addressed caring for diverse people, and enlightening hearts and minds through her steadfast demonstration of intelligence, grace, wisdom, and compassion. Physicians frequently commented on Sue’s extensive medical expertise as she served her family in the role of primary medical health advisor, providing loving guidance and support through many challenging health issues.

A brilliant, beautiful, inspirational, and creative soul with a magnetic personality, Sue exuded her unending love for the Lord throughout her daily encounters. She accepted the Lord at a very early age and began to serve Him in many areas of church life. A talented musician, Sue carried melodies in her heart as a young child and continued to serve through her gift of music throughout her lifetime. She sang in a trio and in choirs at Christ Temple Mission in her youth, and she founded and directed the Lincoln Gospel Workshop Choir and directed the Lincoln City Church choir and music programming in later years.

Sue loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. Making memories with family and friends, playing games, traveling, attending parties and girls’ basketball tournaments, and hanging out with her sisters and mom gave her great pleasure. She was delighted by the small joys in life such as handing out candy to children at church on Sunday mornings. She befriended people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and nationalities. Sue was a positive beacon of hope and a true and genuine light in this world. Her life profoundly impacted her family, friends, the community, and everyone she encountered.

Sue is preceded in death by her dads, Obasi Onuoha and Charles Bowling; Grandmother Annie V. Jones; Aunt Rachel Woolridge; Uncle Rayford Jones; brother Charles Bowling II, and nephews, Joshua Church and Bryan Oekel. Sue will be remembered fondly by her husband, Sonny Hill; daughters, Tiffani (Ron) Childress, Patea Hill, Alison Hill (Julianne), and Cameron (Matt) Van Hoose, Mother, Bernice Onuoha Siblings, Alice Bowling Wirth (Michael), Pamela Bowling Church (Merle), Pateath Bowling Herndon (Paul), Angelia Onuoha, Obasi John Onuoha, Oneike (Niki) Onuoha-Jarzynka (Daniel), Natalie Wittman Onuoha. Grandchildren: Easton and Ava Childress, and Julien Van Hoose, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, family members, friends, and cat Cajun (KK).

The family is sincerely thankful for the prayers and support from everyone who has shared in their deep and unending love for Sue.

Visitation: 2-5 pm Monday, 7/20, Lincoln City Church, 5001 S 1st Street.

Funeral: 1:30 pm Tuesday, 7/21, Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S 70th Street.

We will be adhering to the CDC guidelines, requiring masks, and social distancing. We also ask that if you are feeling ill, please refrain from attendance. Please send memorial gifts to Roper and Sons Funeral Home for Sue’s Greenhouse at Lincoln City Church.

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