Bobby Deshawn Hill

September 15, 1998 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 22)



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Bobby Deshawn Hill was born September 15, 1998 to Lela Rochelle Hill and Cordney LaTroy Black, Sr. in Austin, Texas. Bobby attended school primarily in the Austin Independent School District at Mendez Jr. High and Travis High School.  He was a natural athlete from a young age and excelled in various sports. He started out playing Little League Baseball at the age of 10. That year, he hit a home run that won the national championship! He continued being active in sports and played basketball and football at Mendez Jr. High. However, he was most passionate about football, which he played throughout his school years. His teammates described him as a rising star.

Bobby, a beautiful child known for his bright smile and curious, independent nature grew up alongside his two brothers. He was the middle child, the glue that honored the sentiment of being his brother’s keeper. Bobby and his brothers were inseparable and shared a very strong bond. No matter where Bobby was, they were there also. You would see them playing basketball with friends, riding their bikes throughout the neighborhood, and racing home to beat the street lights before dark. Bobby enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, like fishing with friends and family, and watching cartoons while having cookies and milk. He and his brother, Shemar, would spend hours listening to and writing music together.

Bobby’s village was vast and full of love and support. At an early age, he learned of Jesus, and embraced Him in his heart as his personal Savior. He worshiped at Crossroads Christian Church in Austin, TX. His grandmother, Rosetta Cunningham, who took Bobby under her wing, knew God had brought him into their lives for a special purpose. She would describe Bobby as a young man with “a heart of gold that will leave a lasting impression and a life-long effect in our hearts and minds.” To his aunts, uncles and cousins, he had many names: Popeye, The Squeak, Bob-O, Baby and Chocolate to all the rest. His aunts and uncles also served a major role in parenting and child rearing in his life. To them, “he was the most respectful, appreciative, joyful, outgoing and loving young man to everyone he came in contact with.” Later he became the proud father of a beautiful baby girl, Jemia Chyanne. There was never a brighter smile seen, than when he’d hear his daughter call him “Daddy.” Spending time with her was the ultimate joy for him. He prided himself in being present and involved, as well as gainfully employed as a line cook at various food establishments in Austin.

Bobby ascended from this earthly life on June 27, 2021. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bobby Joe Hill, Sr. and paternal grandfather, James Willie Hughes.

Left to cherish his loving memory, his daughter, Jemia Chyanne Hill and her mother Chaseniqua Wheatfall; mother, Lela Hill and step-father, Gregory James; father, Cordney Black, Sr. and step-mother Qwame Lashay Ficklin; maternal grandmother, Rosetta Cunningham; paternal grandmother, Virginia Hughes; brothers, Cordnie Hill, Marvlous S. Moore, Cordney LaTroy Black, Jr., Isaac Vashawn Black, Elias Henry Black, Caleb Isaiah Black and Trayvon Gabriel Ficklin; sisters, Azrahnae Lashay Black and Jamie Zahnae Black; aunts, Millie Hill and DeAnna Hill-Legrande; uncles, Bobby Hill, Jr., Clifton Hill, Brandon Bartlett, Kenneth Lee Coleman, Jr. and Christopher Neil Coleman; cousins, Jazmine M. Bartlett, Abreanna Hill, Deja Hill, Zyon Hill, Myah R. Legrande, Bobbie J. Legrande and Ernest S. Legrande; nephew, Kaydin LaTroy Hill; and a host of loved ones and friends. Bobby will forever live in the hearts and thoughts of those who loved him, and he will be missed dearly. 

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Celebration of Life
July 16, 2021

10:00 AM
Alice Taylor King Chapel of King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 East 12th Street
Austin, TX 78702

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