Beatrice Lula Hall

Beatrice Lula Hall, 80, departed this life on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. She was born on July 29, 1931 to the late Charles and India Borne Cannon. After the death of her parents at an early age she was raised by her grandparents, Mary Hayward and husband Edward. Her husband of 59 years, the late Charles E. Hall passed away on April 20, 2007.

Beatrice was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools and was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Oaksville, Maryland. She was employed at Green Giant Foods and Mountaire Processing Plant and retired after several years of service.

Beatrice loved to sing and was a great dancer in her younger years. She also enjoyed listening to gospel music on the radio. She was a family historian as she collected news articles and maintained scrap books on all major and local events in the community. Beatrice loved God and would share with her children how she had to walk five miles from Dublin to St. Mary’s Baptist Church for Sunday morning service. Additionally, Beatrice found joy while she was able to do hair for the young female family members as they found pleasure in reading her favorite magazine “True Confessions.”

Beatrice was deeply loved and faithfully supported by her children during her lengthy illness while at Aurora Nursing Home especially by her only daughter, Juanita (James) Croswell; four sons, Kim, Sr. (Penny) of Port Republic, Maryland, Dr. Kirkland, Sr. (Betty), Ephraim, Sr. (Margaret) and Perry (Lisa) Hall, all of Princess Anne, Maryland. She is also survived by one brother, Linwood, Sr. (Bessie) Cannon of Millsboro, Delaware; one sister-in-law, Ethel Hall Melton of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two brothers-in law, Milford Hall of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilson “Bud” (Odessa) Hall of Princess Anne, Maryland; and a very special niece, Viola Hall of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Beatrice was the proud grandmother of 27 grandchildren, Kim, Jr. (Keisha), Kirkland, Jr. (Maria), Melvin Whitlor, Dante, Charles, Sgt. Major Ephraim, Jr. (Helen), Reggie, Damon, Felicia, Sherrial Robinson, Dr. Mary (Terrrance) Vanlier, Tasha Croswell, Sharina, Trina, Ashley, Catherine and Sherlyn Hall along with Rhonda (William) Truitt, Tamara (Carlton) Holbrook, Orlando (Karen), Sidney Cottman, Sonja Cottman, Alisa and Gregory Moore, Kimberly (David) Galeev and James and Durrell Croswell. She also leaves 36 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Estella Ballard and one brother, Charles “Sonny” Cannon.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Oaksville, Maryland where friends may call two hours prior.  Friends may also call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening, June 29, 2012 at the funeral home in Princess Anne, Maryland.  Interment will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Oaksville, Maryland.

6 Responses to “Beatrice Lula Hall”

  • Valerie:

    I am sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother,and yes best friend. Keep the fond memories of her in your heart and know that she will always be with you every day in spirit. I love you all and if there is anything I can do please let me know.

  • Horatio W. Jones III:

    Kim and Kirk…my most heartfelt condolences to you and the Hall Family. Please take comfort knowing that anyone who ever met “Miz Bea” was blessed to have done so – especially if they recall her smile, as do i, from our growing up years while at Greenwood and Somerset…

    Your classmate and friend,
    Billy Jones

  • Jimmy Coates:

    Kim, Kirk, and other members of your family,
    I’m truly sorry for the lost of your mother. Please note, however, that after meeting and knowing you both, that your mother’s contribution to this world is among the greatest ever. during my time at UMES you both were easily amongst the people that made me happy that I attended that institution. Thank you for being the persons you are. God knew, and the rest of us as well knows now, the person that help you develop into who you are, your mom! With the work she’s done here on earth, she home with God. My prayers are still with all of you.

    You both made me a friend many years ago, thank you!

    Jimmy Coates
    Class of 72′

  • Bryant C. Mitchell:

    Dear Kirk,

    Peace and Blessings be upon you. I just wanted to take this time to extend my sincerest condolences on the occasion of death of your mother. Mothers are precious and I know nothing can replace their unconditional love. But, I sure your faith in God with help you overcome your sorry and remember the good that she brought you and your family.

    Peace be unto you,


  • Garland R. Savage:

    In A Better Place

    She is in a better place,right now
    Than she ever been before
    All pains are gone,she now at rest
    Nothing troubles her anymore
    So be encourage Perry my friend, trust God he’ll be there to the end
    So sorry to hear of your loss, I’m sending you my sympathy to
    If you ever need to talk my friend, I’ll always be here for you
    Your Former Supervisor & Friend Garland R, Savage

  • William F. Armstrond:

    Kirk, Kim and Family:

    Just wanted to let know that “God has never made a mistake, He takes only the BEST to Himself to share eternity” Take comfort in knowing that your Mother is in a better place, she is for eternity in the presence of God, sharing the promise of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. May you find in comfort in knowing that your HAWK family is with you through this transition of life experience, our prayers and thoughts are with you. If I can be of any assistance, please call me.

    Remember your Mother in the context of her life, cherish forever the times and experiences that she shared with you throughout your life. She is awaiting you and she is at peace in her new HOME.

    Hawk Love

    Bill Armstrong
    MSC, Class of 70, “The Best and Last”

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