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Walter Ray Hill, Jr, affectionately known as Walt was born in Boston on January 11,1977, to Jacqueline and Walter R. Hill, Sr. He was predeceased by both his maternal and paternal grandparents Lester and Queen Mincey , Eugene and Earleen Hill . Aunts Patricia Joyce and Doris Henry. Walter passed away on November 12, 2023, after succumbing to an unexpected medical emergency the previous week.
Walter was raised in Roxbury, Massachusetts where he attended and graduated from Cathedral High school then onto Mt.Ida college with a degree in graphic design.As an adolescent, he enjoyed basketball, dancing and art. During this time he discovered his gift of barbering. Recognizing his passion early on would eventually lead to a lifelong career as personal Celebrity Master Barber-Groomer to many notable figures in sports , music and entertainment.
Walter was the epitome of self starter , encompassed with a charismatic personality and organic love of people which would garner him much attention , most notably being featured on the local television show Chronicle as the first person of color to have a salon along the Freedom Trail in Boston. His inate business acumen would eventually lead him to become a serial entrepreneur. He was a gifted visionary and achieved many goals.
Walter had a magnetic personality and loving soul. He was a man of many talents as well as incredibly debonair and handsome. His smile was infectious and lit up every space he entered. He was devoted to his family and could always be relied upon to be there for everyone . He was selfless, loyal and most of all resilient. Walter adored his family and demonstrated what unconditional love means .His spirit will live on through them.
Walter leaves to mourn his Parents Walter and Jacqueline , Sister Felicia , Aunts Lena McBride (Mack) , Marie Hardison, Linda Nelson (Bruce) , Ruby Swann (Rodney), Pam Mullin (Kenneth), Alice Taylor, Emma McCreary, Josephine Anderson (Earl), Annette Mincey, Sally Mincey, Uncles Ronnie Hill (Robbie), Gene Hill, Lester Mincey (Augusta), Steve Mincey and a host of loving nieces ,nephews , godchildren and cousins as well as special intimate loves and life long friends who became his brother’s and sister’s he held close to his heart.