Tina Denise Hill, 55, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at University Hospital.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 19 with funeral services to follow at noon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Carlos Taylor, officiating.

Tina was born Feb. 1, 1963 in Jefferson City the daughter of Donald Hill and Kathryn (Agee) Gross.

Tina was a 1981 graduate of Hickman High School.

In 1985 she was united in marriage to Christopher Kee.

She was employed at University Hospital for 15 years followed by five years at Ellis Fischel Hospital.

Tina was a foster parent for more than 20 years. She was a caring and loving person. She was always ready to give help to anyone in need. She loved to cook and seemed happiest when all the family was gathered in her home eating her home cooking. She held the extended family together. She enjoyed traveling and playing poker.

Tina is survived by her mother, Kathryn Gross; former husband, Christopher Kee; children, Ashley Kee, Christopher Kee, Greg (Natalie) Dixon, Jeremy Kee-Hill, Garnesh Horton-Hill, Elejah McKinney-Hill, April Wells, Jean’Ann Hill, and Donna Jones; grandchildren, Nicco White, Nia White-Johnson, Jeremian Dixon, Josiah Dixon, Myalia Flowers, D’Quajanay Mitchell, D’Nozea Spain, and Aleyna Kashama; nieces and nephews, Ronald Kee, Chad Gross, Ryan Kee, Brittany Gross, R’lonte Kee, Mi’Anyea Gross, Chad Gross, Jr., Chayden Gross, Mykynn Penny, Lewis Bynum, Rachel Bynum, Quincy Bynum, Alexis Burrell, Rosalee Gross, Nicole White, Tyler Gray, Elianna Gray, and Ma’Kyrin Penny; sisters, Tonya (Howard) Houston, Teena Marie O’Field, and Sarah Gray; step-sister, Jackie Washington; brothers, Sherman (Samara) Bynum, Donald Burrell, and Leland Ballinger; a favorite uncle, Kenneth Agee (Earlene); and two favorite cousins, Crystal Agee and Shelia LeFlora.

Tina was preceded in death by her father, Donald M. Hill; sister, Teresa Hill; step-brother, Tony Washington; step-father, Paul Gross; grandparents, Donald and Vergie Agee; and grandfather, Garling Hill.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.