|"I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith."
II Timothy 4:7
The verse from II Timothy 4:7 is a very popular scripture to use at the time of departure from this earthly realm we call life. This verse is especially appropriate for the witness of the life of Lucy Bell Hall, who departed this dimension on October 27, 1997.
Born on May 21, 1905, she began her fight of faith at an early age and continued it up to the time of her death at 92 years of age. She teamed up with the Rev. Blackmon Hall in marriage and became a dedicated pastor's spouse. She adopted her niece, the late Ethel Washington, and raised her and her daughters, Shelreko and Crystal as her own.
She served God faithfully at Calvary, even through her illnesses, as a dedicated soldier serves their commander. Even on her death bed she witnessed to those who came to visit her, she didn't care whether they were doctors or nurses, the word of the Lord was continually on her lips. She ministered to those who came to minister to her and lifted the spirits of those who care to cheer her up. She faced death with the courage of knowing that she served an awesome God. This reassurance gave her the ability to beat death out of the fear that it normally brings. Every now and then God blesses us with the opportunity to become acquainted with a soldier's soldier in the faith. A person whose very presence uplifts and brings you joy. When God calls them home you can't help but rejoice, because you know that they have fought the good fight, they have finished the course and they have kept the faith. Such was the life of Lucy Bell Hall.