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Alexander J. Hall

March 16, 1940 — January 2, 2024

 

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"Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name." Psalm 103:1

A quiet demeanor, a man of few words and voiced his opinion firmly were basic attributes of his personality. We observed Alexander Jerome Hall as he became an extrovert and hospitable man to those he met and greeted. He was the second child and the second born son born to Deacon Frank A. Hall, sr. and Mrs. Eunice M Clark Hall on March 16, 1940 in Isle of Wight County, VA. He transitioned  to his eternal home on Tuesday January 2, 2024 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Alexander learned and excelled in several areas while observing other people. At the age of 62, he retired from Smithfield Packing Company also known as Luter’s Meat Packing Plant. Several people relied on him for transportation to and from the workplace as well in area communities until his driving activities ceased.. that’s when he and Paul sought transportation from other people when his family was not available.

Alexander heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and at the age of eleven, responded to the call of discipleship, was baptized and served God as he believed he should. He was a life long member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Smithfield, VA. The Word of God as well as gospel music remain an integral ministry in the Hall family. Paul would make sure his older brother attended “The Sensational Nightingales” gospel concerts in the Tidewater area. He further attended various choir anniversaries. He was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Senior Choir and the Mass Choir. He held a high regard for EBC Male Chorus. One enhancement to Emmanuel’s worship experience is that each member was given the opportunity to share words during their birthday month. Alexander would often be the first March baby to say, “My Birthday is March 16, 1940 and I’ll be ___ years old. I’m al-ight for and ole man.” Sometimes he would sing his song It’s Alright.

His excitement extended to the following known events: Being named “Ambassador “to the Smithfield Post Office according to “The Times” pictured newspaper article, formerly known as The Smithfield Times. He would ask his family to drop him off at the Post Office. From there he would venture (Walk) down Main Street greeting people until he reached his destination, The Main Street Restaurant. He was   a participant in the Saint Patick’s Day Parade. That year it came on his birthday. He assisted people with their groceries at the former Little’s Supermarket parking lot. He would greet people in the doctor’s office, churches, grocery stores etc. Our fondest memory was when his family took him to lunch at Golden Corral one holiday Sunday afternoon following our worship service. His family witnessed precious and uncontrollable laughter when Pau; believed a bowl of whipped butter was really a bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Treasured memories were cherished with deceased members of his family; parents, a niece, siblings; Frank Jr., Roberta, Robert, Lewis and Rev. Sarah. Continuing in love are John, Paul, Rev. Azrena his siblings Nieces, LaKeisha and Monica. Great nephew KeShawn, aunt Irene Cross Clarke, a host of cousins, extended family, adopted family, friends and acquaintances- known and unknown.

"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal"

On Saturday, January 6, 2024 viewing will take place from 2-5pm at Shivers Funeral Chapel. On Sunday, January 7, 2024, a Celebration of Life Service will be held 1pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Smithfield, VA. Please keep the Hall family in your thoughts and prayers.

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