Lenisha Alice Hill was born to Angela L. Hill and Wayne Quigley on August 6, 1979. She attended school in her loving, tight-knit community in Washington, DC, Kimball Elementary and Sousa Junior High schools. Lenisha graduated from Eastern Senior High School, Ramblers, Class of 1998, and completed coursework at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). \n\n\nLenisha worked for the United States federal Smithsonian Institution as a facilities engineer, retiring just a few short months ago due to her health. She absolutely loved her job, but more so, she loved the people that became like family to her along the way. We would hear the most amazing stories about her colleagues at the Smithsonian, especially Sidbury, Wanda (late), Dorothy, Smallwood, Cee, Benita, Mr. Winston, Pat, and so many others. We helped her prepare for birthday and holiday parties for her colleagues, and she loved to cook and decorate for every occasion, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. We knew that it would not be long before Lenisha began to move up the ranks to supervisor, for she has always been an excellent leader, organizer, and administrator, caring for her team in which she supervised in such a kind and special way. Anything her team needed, any support, on and off the job, Lenisha was there to lovingly and graciously provide. She enjoyed working at some of the most amazing museums and galleries in DC, including the Smithsonian Castle, the Sackler Gallery, Anacostia Community Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian, to name a few. \n\n \nLenisha loved the Lord and found peace and joy ministering in music and singing praises to our God in Jesus. She had a unique voice and sound that pulled at the heart and put everyone into immediate praise and worship. We always believed she had the calling of an Evangelist on her life. She ministered to the hearts of our Father’s people through song, Word, and deed, and she did it with such an amazing spirit of excellence in our Lord. She was the co-minister of music at her home church, Potomac Baptist Church, singing praises with her most beloved Minister of Music, Prentice Brown. She served as the head of the kitchen committee, catering for special events at her home church and other church ministries and served as lead vocalist on her church choir. Her home church was her heart. She was raised in Potomac Baptist Church all her life, loved by many Pastors, leaders, and church members, past and present. She also loved to fellowship with Pastor Violet and the church family at Chesapeake City of Praise in North Beach, MD, and many other church ministries. Our Lord’s House was her heart and soul, and she did everything she could to fulfill that which our Father called her to in ministry. \n\n \nIt goes without saying that to know Lenisha Alice Hill is to love her, and that amazingly beautiful smile would capture your heart, instantly. Lenisha loved her mother, so dearly and affectionately, and she loved her immediate and extended family and friends, as a whole, with every fiber in her being. Words cannot express this most precious love. Lenisha had a style and etiquette about her that simply read excellence and elegance, from her home to her favorite pastimes and hobbies. Lenisha was so exceptionally gifted and talented. She loved to cook, chef, and cater, and was a constant watcher of the Food Network/Cable Channel. She would make the most amazing meals and desserts for our family and her friends. She loved to design and create arts and crafts and sold, really, gave away, hand-made wreaths, gift baskets, pillows, and other crafts from the heart—and, just like her most loved grandma Alice Hill, she loved those Redskins. These are just a few of the many special attributes of Lenisha, but we would be negligent to not mention her love for shopping and fashion—from clothes, shoes, MAC makeup, lashes, purses, jewelry, hair, and accessories--down to the very detail, that baby girl looked and smelled good. More so, she loved shopping for others and choosing the perfect gift to let you know how much she loved and thought of you, so dearly. Yes, and nothing could melt her heart more than an adorable puppy. Lenisha was just so incredibly generous with her time, talents, treasures, and heart, and as her life is celebrated, she will always be remembered for these Christ-like attributes and her unselfish love \n\n\nIf you were blessed to be part of Lenisha’s life and inner circle, then you knew you had a loyal and loving family member and friend to the end. She was that kind and quick to forgive family and friend that will feel the hurt deeply, but work to mend relationships, and even if the hearts of others could not forgive, it didn’t stop her from showing that Christ-like character to do what’s lovingly right rather than to waste time in unforgiveness and bitterness. She loved and she loved real hard and meeting the needs of others and making them laugh, smile, and feel good will be part of her eternal legacy. \n\n\nLenisha leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Angela L. Hill, and Father, Wayne Quigley; grandmother, Rose Quigley; her sisters, Angel Lucas and Denise and Shawnice Quigley; her aunts, Quandetta Davis, Jacqueline Hill, Minister Allison (Tina) Hill, Tiffany Daniels, and Sandy Faulk; her uncles, Allen Hill, Reginald Chasten (Joy), and Nathan Quigley; a special cousin, Lorenzo Parker, her best friend and Minister of Music, Prentice Brown; God-mothers, Shirley Ritter, Daisey Ritter and D’Jana Wells; a God-father, Edron Harris; her God-daughters, Lashaya Gray and Chard’e Moore; a God-son, Devar Garner; her church families and a host of cousins and friends that are too numerous to name. Lenisha will be laid to rest beside her late grandmother who loved her so dearly, as much as life itself, Alice Hill.