Asineth Hall, born Asineth Archer, and affectionately known as Tess, Mommy (pronounced "mummy"), and Sister or Mother Hall by many, was the 5th of 11 siblings. She was born in the village of Aboukir, in the parish of St Ann’s, Jamaica, on October 31,1936 to Joslyn and Advira K. Archer. Tess was a powerful woman of God with an amiable personality. In her late teens she caught the attention of a handsome farmer, George Hall. Smitten at first sight, George pursued Asineth but she was initially hesitant to reciprocate. Having recently given birth to her young baby girl, Asineth was too busy taking care of her child to spend any time considering George's overtures. However, George persisted in his attempts to court Asineth. He frequently came around the house offering whatever help he could to the family and aiding Tess with the baby. His persistence paid off. Asineth soon relented and fell deep in love with George. Just a short while into their courtship, George communicated his intentions to Asineth's family and asked her for her hand in marriage. She accepted and they were wed on April 2, 1958. Their union produced six additional children, one girl and five boys.
Ever persistent in being a great wife and improving opportunities for her family, Asineth migrated to the United States in 1970 with her eldest daughter Lorraine to join her husband, George, who had already established himself as a hard-working construction worker in Boston, Massachusetts. Asineth was relentless in her pursuit to bring along her five other living children to join her in Boston. After a couple years she next managed to gain green cards for her second oldest daughter, Joan, her eldest son Raymond and her youngest son, Oscar. Eventually, she managed to get her remaining two sons, Robert, and then Lloyd with her in Boston.
While living in Jamaica, Asineth attended the Aboukir New Testament Church of God "COG" where she was active in a variety of ministries. However, with the move to Boston, she realized there were no established English-speaking COG congregations. Nevertheless, with ministry in her heart, she shared a vision with her husband to find a house of worship that their young family could call home. She had no ministerial credentials, but she had an enormous zeal for ministry. They thrust themselves into building up the body of Christ. Asineth was an instrumental congregant in the first English-speaking COG in the Boston area, as part of the English-speaking COG established in Somerville, MA. After a split, most of the congregants moved churches to Center Street in Jamaica Plain. A pastor from Jamaica and cousin of Asineth, Pastor Roberts, who was looking to move to the United States, established a new small congregation in Boston with the aid of the State overseer, Pastor Langford, along with the dedicated work of Asineth and a handful of other congregants. They did not have an actual church site so they held bible study in members' homes; mainly Asineth's house, until they simply could no longer accommodate the fast-growing group of church members. Asineth, along with Pastor Roberts, set out to find a space that could serve as the site for the church. They found a location on Stoughton Street, in Boston and secured the building. With the hard work of Brother Hall, brother Messam and many members of the church, they managed to transform the location, which was originally a laundromat, into their new church. Over the years, Stoughton Street Church grew tremendously and was instrumental in establishing members who eventually went on to start their own COG congregations. In addition to the Stoughton St Church of God, she was instrumental in the planning and development of several other churches in the Boston area, including the House of Deliverance, Somerville Church of God (now Greater Works). From her childhood in Jamaica throughout her many years of attending church when she moved to the US, Sister Hall sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was also a tremendous resource in the Women's Ministry serving as President at Stoughton Street NTCOG. It is no exaggeration to say that Asineth was one of the most encouraging women you could ever hope to meet. She counselled many people in and out of the church and was always known to punctuate her statements with "Well, Praise The Lord".
In 2000 Asineth and George retired and relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In Florida they became members of the North Miami COG where they also renewed their vows after 45 years of marriage. They eventually moved to Grayson, Georgia and transferred their membership there at the Calvary Assembly Church of God after their youngest son, Oscar moved to the state.
Asineth suffered a stroke in early 2023 which precipitated a decline in her health. While in the hospital recovering from a minor surgery in early September 2023, she suffered a second stroke and days later suffered a cardiac arrest. She was resuscitated but a day later went on to her final rest. She leaves behind an exceptional legacy for her seven children, her daughter Lorraine (deceased)(her husband Kaydian, son Shawn, daughter Kayahana and step-son Kadian), her son Tony (deceased), her daughter Joan (her sons Durwin, Linton, Christopher and Demetris), and her sons Raymond Sr. (his wife Arlene and sons Xavier, Rayon, Ray Jr, daughter Ariel and step-son Fabian), Lloyd (his wife, daughter Naomi and son Emanuel), Robert (his wife Pamella, sons Kahreem and Kehdron and stepdaughter Kerrian ) and Oscar (his wife Ava, and sons Marque and Deandre). She also leaves behind 23 great grandchildren. She is survived by her three sisters Elfreda Sproul, Ena Fraser and Claris Mighty.
Asineth was the epidemy of kindness and caring and she demonstrated this in every interaction she had with any person she came across. She was pure love personified. She has now gone on to meet her husband George, daughter Lorraine and son Tony who are in heaven with their arms wide open to welcome her home. We can all guess how huge the smile was on her face and the first phrase she said when she
first laid eyes on them waiting to greet her; "Well, Praise The Lord".