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We believe that we are here to worship and obey God, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit so that people will come to know and trust Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, grow in obedience to Him and become involved in service to the world. Green Hill is a small loving and caring church family of active duty and retired military and non-military members from across the United States and the world. We are drawn together as one family in Christ to express the absolute joy and wonder of God’s love through worship, Christian education, fellowship activities and community outreach. We minister to our permanent members and also take great pride and pleasure in providing a spiritual home for service members and their families while they are assigned to Fort Rucker. We welcome all who wish to join our family as we seek to know Christ and make Him known.

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In Loving Memory of Diane McQueen

Diane Elizabeth Rockwell McQueen passed away Tuesday, February 12th surrounded by her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, and close friends as she finished the race well, fighting the good fight until the end. She was 80 years old. Visitation will be at Searcy’s Funeral home Saturday from 10:00-11:30 with a public graveside to follow at Meadowlawn Cemetery at 12:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Enterprise Youth Camp, 623 County Road 602, Enterprise, AL 36330.

Born October 28, 1938 in Weston, Massachusetts to a military family, Diane grew up all over the world. The stories of her childhood read like an adventure novel. From learning to dance the hula at a young age, to attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, to riding elephants in Thailand, …the world was Diane’s playground. Grandma/Grammy always had amazing stories that surprised and enthralled her family. Their travels carried them to the Tidewater area of Virginia where Diane graduated from Hampton High School in 1957. From there she moved on to attend William and Mary College.

It was while working a summer job in the Washington D.C. post of Ft. Belvoir that she met a handsome young army officer named Jim McQueen. After a whirlwind courtship, she and Jim were married in 1959, and Diane immediately began her life as a military spouse. Her strength and character flourished as she cared for her husband and raised a family through 23 moves in 26 years. Her family will never forget the courage and fortitude she displayed after Jim was wounded in combat in Vietnam and was hospitalized for months in Ft. Gordon, GA while the family was in Greenville, South Carolina. The way she lovingly cared for her children, managed their home, and drove back and forth hundreds of miles to be with her husband, all while preparing the family for the next move, made an indelible impression on her children.

In 1977, Jim’s retirement from the Army brought the McQueen family permanently back to Enterprise, Alabama. One last move and they were settled in to their final home there up the steep driveway at 103 Oakwood Drive. Diane jumped into life, becoming involved in her children’s activities, her church, and organizations that allowed her to use her sweet spirit, her smile, and concern for others to make a difference in her hometown.

As grandchildren came along, she became even more enthusiastic in her love and passion for her family. Grandparents Day at Elementary school was treated as a sacred holiday. Her grandchildren were the most talented, beautiful, exceptional kids on the planet. Every single one of them. If you didn’t believe it, you could just ask her! She would always make sure that they were well supplied with her homemade cookies, and would write individual names on each bag. These expressions of love were what Grandma/Grammy used to fill her grandchildren’s “Heart Pocket”.

Losing her husband of 45 years in 2004 brought her sadness, but not brokenness. Diane continued her journey of loving others with joy and humility. She continued to exercise her gift of hospitality by hosting meals in her home for young military couples who visited her church while stationed at Fort Rucker. She loved to go and visit the residents at the nursing home to brighten their day. She would always say, while in her 70’s, “”old folks are so cute!” It was never too much trouble to stop by and visit someone, drop off food, or share a word of encouragement. She will be remembered for her quick wit, dazzling smile, her enthusiasm for life, and her quirky sense of humor. Diane was well known, and loved, by cashiers, servers, secretaries, nurses, and the people in life she encountered because she made them feel special and important to her – because they were. She earned the descriptive title awarded to her – “The Oldest Teenager in Enterprise” – because of her joyful approach to serving the Lord by serving others.

Diane McQueen finished this life as the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman.

Diane was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Thomas “Jim” McQueen; parents, Donald Edward and Helen Spofford Rockwell; brother, Donald Edward Rockwell; and grandson, Parker Benjamin McQueen. She is survived by 2 sons Mark McQueen (Karen) of Panama City, FL and Michael McQueen (Pam) of Enterprise, AL; 2 daughters Beth McQueen Jones (Frazier) of Auburn, AL and Tori McQueen Andrade (Jay) of Atlanta, GA; 10 Grandchildren, Nicholas McQueen (Hannah) of Birmingham, AL, Alex McQueen (Rebecca) of Huntsville, AL, Mitchell McQueen (Breanna) of Enterprise, AL, Taylor McQueen of Auburn, AL, Lauren Jones Jordan (Albert) of Atlanta, GA, Thomas McQueen of Panama City, FL, Brooks and Garrett Jones both of Auburn, AL, Joshua and Macy Beth Andrade both of Atlanta, GA; 1 great grandson James Parker McQueen of Enterprise, AL. The family waits in great anticipation for the arrival in June of Diane’s 2nd great-grandchild Charlotte Elizabeth McQueen. Diane is also survived by 1 brother Richard Bruce “Dick” Rockwell (Annette); Numerous nephews, nieces, and great-nephews and nieces.

Serving their Grandmother as pall bearers are Nicholas McQueen, Alex McQueen, Mitchell McQueen, Thomas McQueen, Brooks Jones, Garrett Jones, and Joshua Andrade.

Visitation
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory
1301 Neal Metcalf Road
Enterprise, Alabama 36330

Graveside Service
Saturday, February 16, 2019
12:00 PM

Meadowlawn Cemetery
6121 Highway 27
Enterprise, AL 36330

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Scouts BSA Sunday, February 10, 2019

As part of this morning’s worship service we will take time to recognize the adults and youth who are a part of the Scouts BSA program at Green Hill. The Scout Law says that a “Scout is Reverent” and the Scouts of all ages promise to do their “Duty to God”. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community, and faith.

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Sunday Scripture Reading, February 10, 2019

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Rev. David Jamison

Sermon Title: On Fishing!

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Hebrew Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8

Epistle Lesson:  1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Gospel Lesson: Luke 5:1-11

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Sunday Scripture Reading, February 3, 2019

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Rev. David Jamison

Sermon Title: A Call to Love!

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Hebrew Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10

Epistle Lesson:  I Corinthians 13:1-13

Gospel Lesson: Luke 4:21-30

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Souper Bowl of Caring, February 3, 2019

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Green Hill Church Calendar – February 2019

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The church office is open 8am to Noon, Monday to Thursday.

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