DeNecca Aailiah Hill was born July 10, 1987 in Albany, NewYork and passed away from health complications on Thursday September 29th.
DeNecca was a bright, kind and well-loved young woman with a very gentle spirit. A lifelong Albany resident, DeNecca graduated in 2006 from Albany High School’s Abrookin Career Academy where her scholastic abilities, leadership skills and creative talents were nurtured and encouraged. Through her achievements she was honored with numerous Academic Excellence Awards. DeNecca was a member of the Albany High STEP Team, President of the freshman VICA Club and participant in the New York Association of skills USA-VICA Fall Leadership Conference with students from across the State. The mission of the conference is to empower Its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens. That experience impressed upon DeNecca that there is no obstacle that cannot be overcome. She went on to study at Lincoln University in PA, and applied her talents in marketing, public relations, and promotion in PA, MD, DE and NYC before returning to Albany, where she continued her life and career pursuits.
DeNecca In Her Own Words:
“I’m willing to bet my future on my skills. No more regrets for me. I've learned to live with my choices. I made the best decisions for the person I was at the time. I pride myself on being intellectual, on being caring and empathetic. There is really only one thing you should know about me and it's that I'm epic like a great movie line.”
DeNecca is survived by her adoring and devoted father Herm Hill (Francina), brother and protector Anthony Zaquan Jones, Clifford and Neil (brothers), Tonya Daniels (birth mother), beloved grandparents Darlene Ebron and Clarence Small, Clifford Duane Graves (birth father) and family. Survivors also include trusted friend and confidant Pansy Coore-Jones and a host of blended family members; brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives of the Daniels, Ebron, Hill (Tillain, Dara, Thelma, Dezzie) and Jones families who cared deeply about her. She was pre-deceased by her beloved sister Latoya Ebron.
DeNecca was loved by so many family, friends and colleagues, whose love and support were abundant and never ending.