Elaine Toney Hill, 71, of Chattanooga, died Saturday July 2, 2022 at her home.
She was one of 11 children born to the late Emeritus Harris Toney and Marie C. Toney in Triana, Al., on May 10, 1951. Elaine confessed to religion at an early age at the Gospel Lighthouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She graduated from Riverside High School, class of 69 with honors and a proud Trojan Majorette. Elaine married Frank Hill on August 5, 1980, where they share two daughters. She then became a member of the Christian Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America, where she was an elder. She has served in vital roles with the local state and national levels of Cumberland Presbyterian. Elaine began her career at Chattanooga State in March 1978 and has served in many areas of the college, beginning in the Admissions Office and ending in the Academic Affairs Division as the Academic Compliance Coordinator. Elaine has received several awards, including the Debbie Waggoner-Above and Beyond Award, the Eye of The Tiger Award, and the Chatty Award. After serving students for 42 years, Elaine retired on December 31, 2020.
She was predeceased by her parents, Emeritus Harris and Marie C. Toney; brother, Harris Eugene Toney.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Frank A. Hill; daughters, Dionne (Lamont) Patterson and Maiya (Corey) Mosley, both of Chattanooga; (5 grandchildren), grandsons, Cody Dennis and Zipporian Patterson; granddaughters, Zipporah Patterson, Zoé Young and Demi Mosley; brothers, Calvin (Judy) Toney, Gregory (Audrey) Toney, Donald (Pamela) Toney, Ardis Toney, Danny (Donna) Toney and Cedric (Venita) Toney; sisters, Barbara Johnson, Teresa (Lee) Merrell, Renee (Tony) Kennebrew and Diane (Albert) Grimes, all of Chattanooga; a host of aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; the cousins; other relatives and friends.
Elaine will be in state on Sunday, July 10 from 2-5 p.m. at the Taylor Funeral Home.
The funeral will take place on Monday, July 11 at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Dr. Mitchell Walker as cantor. Burial at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.
In lieu of flowers, Elaine’s family is asking for donations for the Elaine Toney Hill Scholarship. www.chattanoogastate.edu/donate.