When I heard the sad news that Mrs. Minnie Hill, First Lady NAACP, San Antonio passed away it was and still is a sad time. We all know life and living it and we know it ends but no one is ever ready. Mrs. Minnie Hill was very close to our communities heart as she fought the brave fight all of her life- the equality fight, the injustices fight, the Black fight.
There are a lot of differences when you choose a life of standing up for what is right or watching from the sidelines. Mrs. Hill didn’t choose the sidelines she was front and center. Leading a life from the sidelines is easy. You just go about your business and have what most call a ‘normal’ day. Lunch with co-workers with chit chat about the weekend coming up with all the fun things your going to do. After the weekend it’s ‘get up the next morning and do it all over again’. Although Mrs. Minnie Hill led the life of activism and true dedicated support to her community- the Black Community.
There were not a lot of normal days or open weekends to fill with everything you want to do. Although on the other side there is work to be done, conferences to attend, people to listen to and help. The list goes on and on and the clock has no time. Your on the clock all the time. First Lady NAACP, San Antonio, Mrs. Minnie Hill you will be sorely missed by your San Antonio Neighbors, Friends, Fellow Activists, the whole Community, but most your family. As a wife to our NAACP San Antonio President Mr. Oliver Hill, a mother, grandmother, friend, daughter, activist, and our San Antonio NAACP First Lady- your legacy will never be gone and will live on forever. R.I.H. Mrs. Minnie Hill you are deeply missed and greatly loved.