We pause today, to shed a tear in memory of one so dear, Mr. Herman Jerome (Ronnie) Hall, age 71, whose life stands forth as a guiding star and his many words of advice, giving spirit and strength will always be remembered by us all.
Herman was born on March 31, 1952 in Lumberton NC, son of the late Herman & Addie Floyd Hall. He graduated high school from Fairmont High in 1970 going on to attend North Carolina Central Univ. He retired from the U. S Postal Service after 34 years in July 2007.
His parents Herman & Addie preceded him in death. His father and mother-in-law, Hubert & Lucille Barbee also preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his brothers, Nathaniel Hall and Christopher D Hall and sister, Chandra Renee Hall.
To cherish his memories, Herman leaves to mourn: his wife of 50 years, Brenda Gail Barbee Hall, daughter, Tomeka M Hall & granddaughter, Kristian E Bryant whom he loved to teach new things. To Kristian, he was GG and he taught her how to fish, plant a vegetable garden, ride a bike and fly the perfect kite. It was hilarious to watch him and Kristian go back in forth on who taught whom. She was loved and spoiled by her GG until the day he died.
He is also survived by his sister, Betty Hall Addison (John)(deceased), brother, Thomas V Hall (Adrimar), sister Tammie Hall Jones (Michael) sisters-in-law, LaCheata G Hall and Vetia L Hall and his only living uncle Leroy Hall (Betty) along with six sisters-in-law & two brothers-in-law on spouse’s side and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
During his early years growing up in Lumberton, he worked on various farms. He loved to entertain family & friends telling stories over and over again what he learned from his elders in Lumberton. Family would just laugh & laugh giving the impression that this was the first time they heard this story being told. He loved gardening and fishing and hunting. He continued to plant a garden & go fishing until his health started to decline.
He was an avid charcoal grill master and loved to cook barbeque & ribs. He also told many stories on catching someone else’s pig & cooking over an open grill then inviting the owner of the pig over for good eating and fellowship. He perfected wine making learning from his grandfather, father & uncles. A master at fixing things was also a title that he embraced. He could repair anything in and outside the house. A great conversationalist, there wasn’t a topic brought up for discussion that he couldn’t contribute to and eventually take over.
One of his greatest accomplishments that he was most proud of was restoring his 1966 Ford Fairlane to its former glory. It was a ’66 Fairlane that he owned when he met his future wife Gail. He would display his proud work by attending every car show in the area.
He loved to travel internationally & domestic with family & friends travelling to Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Africa, and many more. Enjoying traveling with Gail, Tomeka & Kristian were especially gratifying and moments to cherish.
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