She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Emory H. Hall, who passed after a long, brave battle with cancer on June 4, 2005, in Cleveland.
Also preceding her was her mother, Leona Hammond Sumner in Atlanta; her only sister and brother-in-law, Mary S. and Curtis Gray in Griffin, Ga.; her grandparents, the Rev. James Melvin and Mary Abigail Thompson Hammond, who helped raise her and her sister, Mary, along with an aunt and uncle, Anna Belle Salyer and Thomas “Tee” Taft Hammond; she was also preceded by two uncles: Pvt. Robert Hammond and Sgt. Hagan Hammond.
She was a born-again Pentecostal Christian most of her life. She faithfully taught Sunday school for several years including all age groups. She also worked in the youth department and any other place she was needed.
She is survived by one daughter, Jewel Mae and husband, Dr. Herbert S. Frazier Sr. of Cleveland; one son, Dr. William Kenneth Hall Sr. and wife, Patsy Moody Hall, of Graham, N.C.; she had three grandsons: the Rev. Herbert “Chip” Frazier Jr. and wife, Lisa Erickson-Frazier, of Chattanooga, B. Christopher Frazier of Cleveland and the Rev. William Kenneth Hall Jr. and wife, Kari, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Hall of Mebane, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren: J.T., Calah, Abby and husband, Terry Tipton, Bekah, and Lydia Frazier of Cleveland and Ingrid Hall of Charlotte, N.C.; and one great-grandson, Jude Oliver Tipton of Cleveland; five cousins she was raised with: Ross Hammond, Clifford Hammond, Marie Haney and David Hammond, all of Florida and their brother, Jack Hammond and wife, Jeannie, of California; three adopted family members: Ruby Rogers of Gate City, Va., and Sharon Grover and son, Brian, of Chattanooga.
She was involved with American Institute of Banking as a member of the board of directors, secretary, vice-president and president, and received awards for her work by American Institute of Banking.
She worked most of her life for various businesses including the U.S. Postal Service, Riggs Bros. Construction, Lab Glass, J.C. Penney, Belk and Holston Defense.
She attended ETSU and Whitney Business College while working full time.
The family will have a visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2013, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520 Watauga St., Kingsport TN.
The service will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Leighton Roberts as the minister.
She will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Kingsport.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
We give our heartfelt appreciation to the Rev. Wendell Smith Sr., adult pastor at Westmore Church of God in Cleveland, for his visits and prayers; the nursing staff at Dalton Place in Chattanooga while in hospice; the staff at Morningside of Cleveland Assisted Living and Life Care of Cleveland for the care and love she was given.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.cartertrent.com.