|There’s an open gate at the end of the road,
through which each must go alone;
And there is a light we cannot see, our Father claims his own.
Beyond the gate, your loved one finds happiness and rest,
there is comfort in the thought that a loving God knows best;
May the Lord at this time be with you and bring you comfort, hope, and peace.
Rev. Blackmon Hall met the angels on Wednesday, September 26, 1990, early in the morning at 1:35 in Houma, Louisiana, at the age of 94.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, October 3, 1990, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Thibodaux, Louisiana. Rev. Louis Augustine officiated. Rev. Hall was born August 30, 1896, in Natchitoches Parish. He was baptized at an early age.
In the year 1932, he began his Christian journey of saving souls for Christ. On this Christian journey he worked faithfully for 37 years. Within those 37 years he pastored 29 churches. In the year 1969, at the last Black Annual Conference at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, he retired.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 44 years, Lucy Hall; two daughters, Ethel Washington of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Mattie Scates of Compton, California; two sisters; one brother; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; grandchildren; niece, nephews; relatives and friends.
Servant of God, Well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1991, p. 237 By Louis Augustine, Jr.|