Georgianna Purvis Hill
November 7, 1944 – January 3, 2020
Georgianna was born on November 7, 1944, in McBee, South Carolina, to Laura Purvis. During her childhood years, the Purvis family moved to Washington, D.C. where Georgianna attended D.C. Public Schools. While helping her mom take care of five younger brothers and two younger sisters, she became a fantastic cook and one of the most caring people you will ever meet. As a young adult she took her cooking skills to work in the General Service Administration’s (GSA) cafeteria as the head salad maker. This is where she honed her culinary skills and learned to make the world’s best potato salad. While working at GSA she started her own family by marrying Army Veteran SFC Franklin D. Bradford. From that union their son, Army Veteran 1SG Franklin H. Bradford was born. Georgianna was always into fashion, and made sure her hair and outfits were always on point when you saw her. She even made her own clothes. She was a fashionista but decided to become a career civil servant instead of a clothing designer or chef. Georgianna worked with the Naval Sea Systems Command for approximately 40 years. She met some of her lifelong friends there also married her second husband James Hill. Georgianna’s job allowed her to travel the world and all while ensuring that our Navy was able to build, buy, and maintain ships and submarines. Georgianna took her job very serious as she was aware of her impact on our country. After 40 years of dedication she retired and decided to enjoy the second half of her life. From a young adult, Georgianna always made friends everywhere she went. Many of her hobbies included bowling, where she became the Vice President of the Greater Washington Duckpin Association Standing Committee. She also assisted with managing several bowling leagues. One of her greatest loves and also helped her relax was playing bingo, going to dog races and casinos, and watching football. All of these things kept her busy yet entertained with friends. She loved the Redskins. Knowing Georgianna is to love Georgianna. She was always welcoming, peaceful, giving, and loving. Anything she had, she’d give you without thinking twice. She departed from this life quietly in the evening on Friday, January 3, 2020 with her sister Deborah and friend of 40 years by her side at her home. She was predeceased by her father Arthur Purvis, Sr., brother Arthur Purvis, Jr., and second husband James Hill. Georgianna is survived by her son Army Veteran 1SG Franklin H. Bradford, grandsons Vincent Logan and Air Force 2d Lt Terrell Bradford, a great grandson host of great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving mom Laura Purvis; sisters Deborah Purvis and Stacey Jones; brothers Frederick, Vincent, Carl, and Phillip Purvis.
- Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
- Memorial Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
Georgianna Purvis Hill
January 16, 2020
My condolence to the family. One of my friend call me last week and told me that she heard that Georgianna pass away. A tear drop down from my face. I work with her about 10 or so years in the old NAVSEA days in Crystal City, VA . Some days we would talk for hours. She was such a nice, kind, free sprit person. And love her mom so much. Her birthday was around my birthday and another co-worker in the office. Every year around our birthday we would do lunch together. Her birthday was on the 7th, Ruby was the 8th and mine was the 9th. Every year I would call her around our birthday after I left from working with her I miss a few years. In November 2019 I call her on the 7th and did not get her the phone would not take any more message so I could not leave one. I call her a few day later and still could not leave a message. I said to myself I hope she is ok. I will truly miss my lovely friend and will always remember that smile. REST IN PEACE LOVELY LADY.
January 11, 2020
After learning of her diagnosis, Georgina and I shared email correspondence several times. She was always so appreciative of my notes and prayers. Georgina's notes were brave, upbeat, and filled with hope that the treatments would be successful. She knew that God was with her always.
January 7, 2020
Georgianna was a beautiful and wonderful lady. We send to the family our thoughts and prayers. She was a big help to the bowling community. We know we shall miss her deeply.
God is with you Georgianna. Our love follows you.
GWDA, Liz, John and Andrew Roth