On October 30, 2023, the world bid farewell to Alyssa Jadyn Hill, a vibrant soul who, at the age of 28, succumbed to illness. In her wake, she leaves behind a legacy of profound impact. Alyssa is survived by a loving family, including her mother and stepfather, Dee and Eric Smith, her father, Kevin Hill, her siblings: Kandra Hill, Kayleigh Smith, Madysen Smith, Levi Gassaway, and Wyatt Gassaway. She is also remembered by her Nana, Linda Johns, her Tutu, Amy Cody, her Uncle and Aunt, William and Shannon Hill, her great-grandmother, Gerry Dutton, and most dearly, her two beloved sons, Kai Hill and Ashton Hill.
From a young age, Alyssa possessed a remarkable gift of connecting with people. She never met a stranger and effortlessly made friends, extending her warm embrace to those who may have felt like outcasts or shy. She was outgoing, driven, compassionate, always quick to share a smile, with a laugh that was infectious and a heart that was wide open.
Alyssa cherished life, the beauty of the ocean, the melodies of diverse music genres, her clients, friends, and family, but above all, her two precious sons, whom she loved with an intensity unmatched by anything on this Earth or universe. Alyssa was a dreamer with well-defined plans to chase her aspirations. Her work at Hope Rises was a testament to her unwavering commitment to uplifting people's spirits, guiding them through challenging times, and pointing them toward a brighter future. Her clients spoke of her with admiration, using words like "caring," "engaging," "honest," "brilliant," "inspiring," "kind," "wonderful," and "beautiful." Alyssa embodied all of these qualities and more.
In the wake of her passing, we find solace in the enduring spirit that lives within our hearts and radiates through the faces of her children. Alyssa, may you rest in eternal love. Your absence leaves an unfillable void, and your presence is profoundly missed… We miss your face.