Services for Mrs. Mary Anna Hall-McMillian, 83, who died Jan. 29 at Lumber City Nursing Home after a short and sudden illness, were held Feb. 7 at Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church.
Apostle Johnny Watkins, the Rev. Henry Josey, Pastor Reuben Bennett and Pastor Robert McArthur officiated with burial in Philadelphia Cemetery.
Mrs. Hall-McMillian was the daughter of the late Harry and Eliza Hall of Hazlehurst. She graduated from Hazlehurst High School in 1954 and continued her education earning a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was employed for several years at Jeff Davis Hospital and continued her comforting skills while employed with Thornton’s Funeral Home until her health deteriorated. She worked as a care provider for two beautiful young ladies during the earliest years of their lives (Marah and Megan Williams). At an early age she joined Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church, serving in several different capacities. She took great joy traveling around the world visiting her son and grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Maxie McMillian, parents, Harry and Eliza Hall and stepdaughter, Donna Faye McMillian.
Survivors include her son, Harry F. Hall (Sonja Renee) of Lorton, VA; stepchildren, Wenda McMillian-Walker of Hinesville, Michael McMillian (Patricia) of Ludowici, Benjie McMillian of Snellville and Dracy McMillian (Phyllis) of Jonesboro; three grandsons, Antwinony Jermain Jackson Sr. of Unadilla, LTC Eric Marcellus Hall (Makeda) of Ft. Bragg, N.C. and Cedric Thornton Hall (Lisa) of Indian Head, MD; three great-grandchildren, Jasmine Wilcox-Knox (Cameron) of Hazlehurst, Mariah and Maliah Hall of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; 11 step-grandchildren, Keturah and Sheldon of Jonesboro, Khaia and Kobe of Snellville, Muriel (Mike) and Phaedra of Sumter, S.C., Brian, LaDonna (James), Nicholas, and Christopher of Ludowici; step-great-grandchildren, Shaliyah and Artist of Jonesboro, Tristian, Makayla and Micah of Sumter, S.C.; caregiver/devoted friend, Pearl Hunt Faison of Hazlehurst; two special young ladies who she took great joy in the pleasure to help raise, Marah and Megan Williams of Hazlehurst and a host of relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers were Grandsons, Eric Thornton, Henri Kornegay, great-grandson, Winfred Bennett, Rodney Hall.
Honorary pallbearers were Tallahassee Missionary Baptist Church, Charlie Bennett Jr., Reuben Bennett Sr., Jim Bennett, Ray Bennett and Sam Fisher Jr.
Music was rendered by The Word International Worship Center Praise Team and Choir.
Thornton Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.