Jay Robert Hitt, age 49 of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his son, Noah T. Hitt. He is survived by his mother, Nell Ann Barton of Avondale Estates; brothers, John Hitt of Stone Mountain, GA; Jerry Hitt of Stone Mountain, GA; sisters, Kathy Schultz and her husband, Steve of Lawrenceville, GA; sister, Julie Culpepper and her husband, Alan of Carrollton, GA; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. Interment will be at Oconee Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550

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  1. For my JayBoy:…why oh why did you leave us…I talked with you when I was in the hospital several times….and you seemed so great…I know how you missed Noah, and we discussed my grandson Matthew too…not fair you all 3 are gone…..Mrs. Hitt Jay was like one of my own as were many of the boys, in Jerry Newells list of guys…..I help bear your cross, I pray for you and your family….it has been a tough one for you as it has been for my family. JayBoy God will spread his arms around you and keep you from any harm……Bless you, the Hitt Family……Diane Newell Gordon

  2. We are so sorry we can not be there for the services. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ginny & Danny

  3. We are so saddened by this news and pray God’s love will surround each of you during this difficult time. We graduated high school with Jay and he was always such a fun loving spirit. He will be missed tremendously and we are so sorry we cannot be there. Much love…

  4. I remember the cutest brown haired boy ever walking up my street with a big stuffed blue bunny in his arms. It was my birthday and I was in the 5th grade! From then on Jay, Nelson and Phil practically lived at my house! They drove me and Kelly nuts but we loved every second! Memories I will treasure forever. New memories of time spent with Jay since Tim and I have been married–the most incredible week at the beach for our wedding-watching UGA football games and just hanging out! Your beautiful smile will never be forgotten nor will the true friendship that has remained over the years!! I will always love you and never forget the memories and most of all I will be there for Tim! Love you Jay Bird-always Pamelou

  5. I have not seen Jay in a long time but i have many great memorys of our days playing ball together and when jay, nelson , phil, terry and myself would camp out at the cabin on the creek . from my family to yours you have our deepest sympathy.

  6. Jay…. I am sooo glad I got to see you last June in Florida, I will cherish those memories forever. We had such a great time fishing with Tim, Pam and the boys. You’ll always be in my heart. I miss you

  7. So many memories of a guy that was always larger than life. Jay-Bird, whereever you went, people always seemed to be drawn to you. Those of us that knew you well will always carry you with us in spirit. I will miss and love you always. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hitt family.

  8. Jay, I hope you can find peace and harmony my brother. I pray that you will find Noah and you two can be together once more. I pray for your family, Whom are like my own, and I hope you know you will always be loved by them and your friends..

  9. My thoughts, prayers and love are with the Hitt family and all of Jay’s friends who loved him so much. He will be missed.

  10. Dear Nell Ann,
    Just got word of your loss, and my heart goes out to you and your family. I did not know your son, but have fond memories of our time together at West Ga. College. I send my love and prayers, and pray that God will comfort you & give you peace.

    Sincerely & with love,
    Shirley Lee Perkerson

  11. My sweet and precious JayBird.There are no words to let people know how much I loved you.In the short 12 years that we have been friends, we have hunted together, played together, laughed a lot together, and cried together.You were the sweetest and kindest man I have ever met.and tonight there is a hole in my heart that will never be compete again.I will cherish the phone call a week before you left us.when we talked all night.and I still have the message you left me on Monday before Thanksgiving.I will have a hard time deleting that.You have been there for us during my cancer and all of Dusty’s continuous medical problems.I will always cherish our times at our house and at the farm.So many memories flood my soul right now.I can’t look at anything outside without it bringing some precious memories of you.All I can say is I love you and always will and I will see you again one day.Like the song says,He won’t leave you in the valley too long.

  12. I just learned this very sad news. Jay was always wonderful to me and my family. I am beyond sad to learn of his passing. I pray that he and his precious son are rejoicing together for eternity.

  13. I havn’t seen Jay in years. He was one of the first people I can remember meeting in Stone Mountain. His father was one of my first basesall coaches, and I remember to this day he and Jay on that ballfield. Jay was a kind soul, and a good friend. The world is a little less rich without him in it.

  14. I just learned of Jay’s passing into eternity. I have wonderful memories of playing basketball with JayBird at Stone Mountain High. I remember him as the kind of person that always had a smile on his face and was always ready to encourage other when they were down. My prayers go out to the Hitt family, may the Lord give you an extra measure of strength and comfort during these trying days.

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