George Lloyd Hall, known affectionately as Brother Hall, or Daddy Hall, was born on June 17, 1935 in St. Ann, Jamaica. He was raised by his parents, Francella and Nathaniel Hall in the scenic district of McFee, in Aboukir. He is one of nine children. George attended Eccleston School but was forced to leave early due to his mother’s illness. Therefore, he became responsible at an early age and helped to nurture his younger siblings. George quickly became an avid farmer while helping his dad care for his livestock (cows, goats, pigs, chickens). Farming and selling his produce propelled him to new heights and greater opportunities. George was well known and became very active in his community as an admirable businessman. Then along came a beautiful woman who caught his attention and it was love at first sight. Asineth Archer, a powerful woman of God, with an amiable personality. She was also extremely active in her local church. Not only did she sing on the choir and taught Sunday school, but she was also a great resource in the Women’s Ministry. George proposed to Asineth and they join together in holy matrimony on April 2, 1958. Out of this Union, came seven children, five boys and two girls. Blessed with a beautiful wife and a large family, George wanted to create a better life for his family. Therefore, when the opportunity presented itself, he immigrated to the United States of America. Shortly after, his family joined him in the U.S. and in 1970, Boston, Massachusetts became their new home. While living here in Boston, Daddy worked in the construction business and remained in this line of work until he retired in 2000. He was one of the hardest working man there was. He strongly believed in providing for his family. As children, he taught us that a man should work hard and provide for his family and he embodied that belief. He often woke up early, made his coffee and headed off to work in snow, rain or shine. Daddy worked hard to ensure that his wife and children were well taken cared of. He would always say, “Whatever work you do, do it to the best of your ability.” One long-term work assignment, which he took great pride in, was the construction of the “Leonard Zakim Bridge,” that beautiful bridge on 93 that connects Boston to the Somerville/Cambridge area. Each time we drive on the Zakim Bridge, we take pride as well in sharing with our children and grandchildren that their granddad helped to construct that bridge. As previously stated, from a young age and until he became ill in September 2018, Daddy was a skilled gardener in planting and cultivating produce (fruits,
vegetables, coffee). Daddy was the 21st century farmer’s market businessman before there was farmers market. He was known for his rich, healthy, organic vegetables such as callaloo, tomatoes and cucumber. His neighbors as well as his church family looked forward to receiving their packages of fruits and vegetables especially in the summer months. And even us, his children, whether we were visiting Dad in Florida or Georgia or when he was visiting us in Boston. Either way, we looked forward to enjoying the fruits and vegetables planted and cultivated by his hand. While living in Jamaica, George attended the Aboukir New Testament Church of God, where he was very active. He held the position of a deacon and remained faithful to his local church. He was a very serious man of God, a quiet giant who was very firm in his belief in God. George was one of those elders in church who disciplined with the “holy church look.” He did not have to say a word, but gave us the look that said, “Get it together or else.” Even after they immigrated from Jamaica, George and Asineth continued to be great assets in the church community. When they moved to Boston there was no established English, speaking, New Testament Church of God, congregation. Nevertheless, with ministry in their heart, their vision was to find a house of worship that they and their children could call home. Even though, they had no ministerial credentials, they did not withhold themselves from doing ministry. Rather, they thrust themselves into ministry and to the building up of the body of Christ, especially in the Boston area. From prayer meetings to a full congregation, Brother Hall, along with sister Hall, was Instrumental in the planting and building of several churches in the Boston area such as Stoughton St. New Testament Church of God, House of Deliverance, Somerville Church of God (now Greater Works) and Deliverance Temple Worship Center (DTWC). When his son Raymond and his daughter in law Arlene Hall planted DTWC in 1999 daddy was concern that we did not have a permanent home for bible study and small group ministry. He would not rest until he constructed a meeting room and an office in the basement of his son, Bishop Raymond Hall home. That space became DTWC meeting place for midweek services as well as their executive offices for almost five years. In 2000 George and Mommy Hall retired and relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After their youngest son, Oscar, moved to Georgia, George once again relocated to Georgia and resided in Grayson, GA. Needless to say, they continued
to serve in the church of God. They were members of North Miami COG in Florida and in Georgia; they became members of Calvary Assembly Church of God, where Daddy served as a deacon. In the memorial service held at this local church last week Wednesday, May 22,2019, one member shared, “We would look forward to seeing Brother Hall coming to church with is large bible and tambourine and when he worship, even off beat it was contagious.” Daddy was the cornerstone for 57 years to his beloved wife! Through the good and bad times, George remained a man of longsuffering. He was committed to his relationship with his wife, Asineth, but more importantly, to his relationship with the Lord. In his last days, Mommy shared with those who visited, “daddy and I have been walking together from we were about 17 years old. But now, he’s going before me.” George was a man of love and his marriage is an example that true love still exists. Today, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as those of you hearing his obituary today can take a page out of his life. Indeed, the greatest of all is love. On Saturday September 15, 2018, daddy suffered a stroke that paralyzed his right side. The active caretaker and provider now needed to be cared for 24/7. Thanks to our sister, Joan, who was able to move from Boston to care for Dad in Georgia until his last day on earth. On Friday, May 10, 2019, George said good-bye and joined his son, Tony, in heaven. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Asineth Hall, his six children, his daughter Lorraine Mullings (her husband Kaydian Mullings and their three children), his daughter Joan (her 4 children), his son, Raymond, Sr. (his wife Arlene Hall and their five children), his son Lloyd (his wife Christine Hall and their 3 children), his son, Robert (his wife Pamela Hall and their 3 children), and his son, Oscar (his wife Ava Hall and their 2 children). He leaves behind a total of twenty grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. In addition, surviving him are two brothers, Leander Hall and Sam Hall. Daddy Hall has fought a good fight, he has run his race, he has finished his course and he has kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for him a crown of life. May his soul rest in peace.