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CARRIE ELLA HALL

December 30, 1921 April 20, 2018
CARRIE ELLA HALL
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At the age of 96, Carrie Ella Spriggs Hall, answered God's call to rest on Friday, April 20th at approximately 6:05 p.m. Being the last remaining of 12 children born to the late Robert, Sr. and Louise Watkins Spriggs, Carrie experienced many things in her life. She learned how to abound in character while walking humbly. As a young girl growing up in the country, life was tough. Through that experience, Carrie understood at an early age the true meaning of hard work, appreciation for what you have, and most of all, love for family.

Carrie attended school in Calvert County, MD and was part of the first group to receive a high school diploma from Central Colored High School. She was always a hard worker and was no stranger to the farm or the tobacco field. Carrie received her first opportunity outside of that profession when she moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at Union Station as a bologna slicer. In those times, delicatessens did not welcome people of color, so the men who worked on the rails looked forward to those sandwiches each day.

A Faithful Mother. At the age of 23, Carrie met and married her husband, Charles Enoch Hall, a native of Calvert County. She was swept off her feet by his tall, lean stature, wavy hair and military credentials. From that union, six children were born - Blanche, Charles, John, Melvin, Barbara (deceased) and Phillip (deceased). Her children became her reason for living. Although she was not able to provide some of the niceties enjoyed by others, she taught them not to become victims of their circumstances but rather to relish in the fact that they had each other.

An Entrepreneur. With growing children, Carrie understood that she needed more income. She capitalized on what she learned as a child - how to keep things neat and clean. She started a career as a domestic worker, cleaning private residences in Washington, D.C. Her clients quickly realized that no one would take greater pride in a clean home than Carrie. She continued working in DC until 1959 when she was tragically struck by a car severing her leg completely from her body. She was left in the middle of the street. The severed leg still in the shoe across from her Carrie was told that she would never walk again... BUT GOD! After laying in a full body spiker cast for 6 months, and in the hospital for nearly a year, Carrie regained strength and walked "on her own two feet." During this time her children were with family members and in several homes. Ever determined, Carrie vowed to "get her family back and care for her young ones." With God, determination and the support of her family, she was able to do just that. She made the decision to leave Washington, DC and relocate to Dunkirk, MD with her children. Carrie continued her career as a domestic worker, aligning new clients in MD. She was highly regarded, and her clients treated her as family. Carrie continued working until she decided to retire -- at 90 years of age!

Higher Calling. In the late l960's, Carrie was invited to church many times by her brother, Percy. To "shut him up", she decided to visit on a particular Sunday. She had full intentions to leave the church service and unite with the
6-pack that awaited her on her way to the baseball game. During the service, however, God touched her heart in a way she could not deny. Before she realized it, Carrie found herself at the altar requesting that Bishop Jacob Green baptize her in the name of Jesus. From that day forward, Carrie yielded her life to the Lord and has never looked back! That 6-pack stayed intact for a whole week until God instructed her to open each can and pour it out completely.
Carrie would often testify about how God took the very taste from her mouth! He filled her with the gift of the Holy Ghost, and she went on to lead her children to the Lord.

A Servant of the Lord. Sister Hall joined the Bethel Way of the Cross Church and became a student of the Word of God. She loved her pastor, Bishop Jacob Green because he didn't sugar coat the word. After she became full, the Lord anointed her with the gift of teaching - something she aspired to do as a child. She taught the teen Sunday School class for nearly two decades until she was led to turn the class over to her son, Charles, whom the Lord had saved and filled with the Holy Ghost. She was also a dedicated usher and served as president of the usher board for many years. Her youngest son, Phillip picked up that torch until the day he was called to rest. Growing in grace and the knowledge of God's word, Sister Hall was appointed to the Missionary Board and served on the Mother's and Widow' s Boards. She was part of the church clean-up committee and took pride in washing and ironing the baptismal clothes. While she never joined a choir, she LOVED to sing bass in her all­ female quartet group - "The Faithful Five." Her favorite song to lead was, "Christian’s Automobile."

Awaiting the final Call. Mother Hall took that ride in the Christian's Automobile she sang about. Now, she awaits the sound of the trumpet along with her parents, husband, siblings, grandson Brian and two youngest children to arrive at their final destination. Her legacy continues through the life of her remaining four children, Blanche Greenwell (Charles), Charles "Leroy" (Carol Jean) , John and Melvin Hall; six grandchildren, Terry (Gretchen) , Bryan Hall, Gloria Riggs, (Arthur, Jr), Aneisa Simon (Christopher), Caroline Hall and LaTeashna Gray (Ryan, Sr.) ;six great grandchildren, Nicole Riggs and Arthur Ill (Jonnesha) Riggs, Sierra and Ashley Hall, Kirsten and Darien Plater; four great, great grandchildren, Dajaun Riggs, Jamaal McKnight, Jr., Arthur Riggs, IV, Zion Reffell and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and two very special friends, Mother Frances Evans and Mother Sophia Bishop.

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Visitation

Wednesday

2

May

9:00 AM 5/2/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greater Faith Ministries

2400 Solomons Island Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Greater Faith Ministries
2400 Solomons Island Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Wednesday

2

May

11:00 AM 5/2/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 5/2/2018 1:00:00 PM
Greater Faith Ministries

2400 Solomons Island Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Greater Faith Ministries
2400 Solomons Island Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Wednesday

2

May

2:00 PM 5/2/2018 2:00:00 PM
Spriggs Cemetery

Jewell Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Spriggs Cemetery
Jewell Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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