Melvin Roy Hall Jr.


Melvin Roy Hall Jr., 93 peacefully transitioned on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Richmond, Va.
Born on Nov. 18, 1928, in Cleveland, he was a graduate of College Hill High School in Cleveland, and Knoxville College, and received his master’s degree from Virginia State University and an honorary doctorate degree from Randolph-Macon College.
Melvin served in the United States Air Force. He worked for the Hanover County school system for over 36 years as a math teacher, a school bus driver, a high school principal and an elementary school principal.
He was a member of Saint James Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, and First United Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Va., and attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Ashland, Va.

He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Melvin R. Hall, III (Cynthia); one devoted daughter, Naneaster F. Hall; three grandchildren, seven nieces and their respective families: Anna Maria Hughes Johnson (Charles) of Richmond, Va., Frankie Dianne Hughes of Alexandria, Va., Robbie Hughes Carey of Glen Allen, Va., Linda Morris Avila (Edgar) of Cleveland, the Rev. Brenda Hall Ware of Cleveland, Willa Martin of Nashville, Gwendolyn Martin Washington of Chicago, Ill., and Wyndolyn Hall of Cleveland; four nephews and their respective families: the Rev. Selma Hall (Beulah) of Cleveland, Verna Hall (Kathy) Houston, Texas, Harry Gash Jr. of Cleveland, and Terry Gash of Cleveland.

The funeral will be Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 5618 North Washington Hwy Ashland, Va. 23005.

The family will receive friends from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Ashland, Va.

This announcement made courtesy of M.D. Dotson and Sons Funeral Home & Cremation Service – Cleveland. We are proud to acknowledge this Cleveland native son, veteran, educator and humanitarian.


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