Julia Mae (Ruth) Hall


On June 13, 2019, at 4:15 p.m., at North Woods Village in Kokomo, Indiana, Mother Julia Mae (Ruth) Hall surrounded by her children, grandchildren and other family members, received the greatest birthday gift of eternal life with Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Ruth, also known as Julia, was born on June 16, 1923, in Harvey, Illinois, to Wilson and Ada Watson. She was married in June 1944 to Milton L. Hall Sr. who preceded her in death.
She was a charter member of the Harvey, Illinois, Church of God in Christ, which later became known as Saint Andrews Church of God in Christ. She would often tell about how the Harvey Church started in her parents' home. At the young age of 13, she was saved, sanctified, and filled with the precious Holy Ghost under the guidance of Pastor Andrew White.
Ruth had nine brothers and three sisters, Walter Rose, William Rose, Theodore Rose, Hazel Watson-Lang, Edward Watson, James Watson, Albert Watson, Paul Watson, David Watson, Daisy Watson-Cole, Cecil Watson, and Myrtle Watson-Flynn.
Ruth graduated from Thornton Township High School, Harvey, Illinois, and was a very good student. She was a talented member of the girls basketball team. She studied business in college. After graduating, she worked faithfully in several job, including nurse's aide in the war, ironing, cleaning, and restaurants, to name a few. Without her husband's knowledge and support, she hired herself out and took jobs cleaning homes in Kokomo for well-to-do families. She worked at Delco Electronics, a Division of General Motors, for 18.5 years. After having a hip replacement in 1984, she retired to enjoy the Lord and her family.
As the dedicated, committed wife of the late Bishop Milton L. Hall she had three sons, and one daughter, Milton L. Hall Jr., Joyce Marie Rice, Edward Thomas Hall and Lewis Jerome Hall. Mother Hall prayed for and desired godly spouses for her children, whom she had beautifully raised to be leaders and workers in the Church of God in Christ.
Mother Ruth loved the Lord even at an early age and also held many offices in the church from a child through her mature years. She multi-tasked in God's service for many years. She sang in many choirs at the local, district, and state levels as an alto and soprano and led many gospel songs when requested by the choir leaders. She was a licensed missionary and held numerous positions in almost every capacity within the church. She was an usher, church secretary, YWCC president, Sewing Circle member, assistant district missionary of District #3, Sunshine Band leader, Puritan leader, vacation Bible school teacher, YPWW field worker, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, State Women's Dept. Examining Board member and Advisory Board member.
She was the founder of the Ruth Circle, which has been instrumental in teaching many young women. She was the wonderful first lady of New Bethany, Marion, Indiana, and Grace Memorial Institutional, Kokomo, Indiana, and she was an outstanding first lady of 1st Jurisdiction of Indiana, Church of God in Christ. The Jurisdiction affectionately called her "Our Darling." Mother Hall worked beyond the denomination line and attended and worked with various community ministerial groups such as The Women in Professional Ministries and The Women United for over 20 years combined with both groups. These are only some of the works of this devoted prayer warrior who often gave her "blessed cloths" away across the nation with a smile and a prayer.
This devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother was adored by her family, and she showed her love and support for them daily. She enjoyed baking her family's favorite birthday cake. Her favorite pastime activity was crocheting beautiful afghan blankets, and adding borders to washcloths and handkerchiefs. The many acknowledgments and awards that she received cannot capture the true depth and breadth of her work.
Mother Julia M. Hall continued to be a faithful servant of the Lord during her extended illness and even while in North Woods Village in Kokomo, Indiana. She prayed for countless residents and staff. There were even documented miracles while she was there. We even witnessed her praying for a hospital chaplain in the ER and he was nearly slayed in the Spirit had he not caught himself. On another occasion a North Wood Village employee brought her infant child who had not been sleeping at home. She laid the child on Mother Hall's chest and the child immediately calmed down and later went home and slept for hours.
Here is a miracle she told us: In 2007 I was picked up by an angel. I had fallen in the front yard. No one was around. A blonde gentleman on a bicycle picked me up and then disappeared. I never saw him again.
Only God will give her a just reward and recognition, when He tells her, "Well done thy good, and faithful servant." Her favorite Scripture passage was Psalm 46:1, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. In her waning years when the family would ask her do to anything she would say, without any disagreement or dissimulation her most used phrase, "I just wanna do right."
She leaves to cherish her memory a legacy of love and faith to her children, Superintendent Milton L. Hall Jr. (Missionary Glenda Hall); Missionary Joyce Marie Rice; Elder Lewis Jerome Hall (Missionary DeElla Hall); her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, godchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, the late Bishop Milton L. Hall; son, Edward Thomas Hall (tragically died as an infant in 1948); son-in-law, Supt. Edward L. Rice; and all of her siblings.
Celebration of Life services for Mother Julia Mae (Ruth) Hall, wife of the late Bishop Milton L Hall Sr.:
Friday, June 21, 2019
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., viewing
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., memorial service
Officiants - Pastor A. Wendell Jr. and Lady Tarita Brown
Speaker - Evangelist A. Maureen Joseph
Saturday, June 22, 2019
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., viewing
11 a.m., celebration of life
Officiants - Pastor Harry and Lady Etiwanda Beard
Eulogist - Bishop David A. Hall Sr., Tennessee Headquarters Jurisdiction, COGIC
All services are at Grace Memorial Institutional COGIC, Bishop Milton L. Hall Sr. Multi-purpose Center, 1417 N. Delphos St., Kokomo, IN 46901, Pastor Supt. Milton L Hall, Jr.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral Home. www.bluittandson.com
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3 posts

Betty Walker
Jun 23, 2019
Iโ€™m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Julia at Delco in the 70โ€™s. She was so inspiring. She had so many friends. May Gods peace be with your families.
Carolyn Glover
Jun 19, 2019
To The Family,My sympathy and prayers are with you as you go through this trying time,Mother Hal is safely tucked into the arms of God,after reading her obit,she was a God fearing Lady who served God Well,so I know she will be missed ,but you know where she is๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Stanley Cobb
Jun 19, 2019
Good bless the Hall family