Homegoing celebration services for Derek Wilbert Hall Sr. will be held Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at King Solomon Baptist Church with Pastor Rodney Williams officiating. Interment will follow at the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.
Derek Wilbert Hall Sr. was born Jan. 8, 1966 to the late Arthur D. Hall and Sarah Davis Hall in Shreveport.
He united in holy matrimony to Tammy Willis on March 18, 1989 and to this union, two children, Derek Jr. and La Tamela, were born.
Derek accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and was baptized at the Carter Memorial Baptist Church.
He attended Minden High School and later decided to concentrate on a trade to advance his employment career. Yet, too young to enroll into a vocational school, he set his goal to attend and complete the Job Corps program in Guttrie, Oklahoma. He received his GED and after completing the program, Derek used his training and skills to succeed in his chosen career at the Minden Housing Authority for 28 years. While employed, Derek received several certifications. Due to health concerns, he retired in January of 2015.
Derek lived a fun filled life never meeting a stranger. He loved his family unconditionally.
Derek is now free of pain, resting in the arms of the Lord. On July 8, 2016, Derek Hall Sr. departed this earthly life for heavenly reward at University Health Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Daniel Hall; grandmothers, Gurtha Hall and Sarah Davis; grandfather, Theo Davis; and sister, Patricia Brown.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving and devoted wife, Tammy Willis Hall; his mother, Sarah Hall; his children, Derek Jr. (fiancée, Kendreona) and La Tamela Hall; his granddaughter, Khaitlyn Hall; his brother, Eric Hall; two sisters, Brenda Hall Mosley (Samuel) and Ingrid Hall Lofton (Chondrick); three aunts, Mary D. Butler, Frances Brown, and Eva Sneed; three uncles, Isaac Davis, Theo Davis (Josephine), and Laverne Hall; mother and father-in-law, Betty Willis and Johnny Lee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 15 in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.