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Clyde Gennett Peavy Hall was born July 4, 1925, Salitpa, AL to the late Alfred Lee Peavy, Sr. and Seaner Lee Malone Peavy. Her blessed tenure on earth expanses more than 98 years. She lost the love of her life, Zeolar Sam Hall in October 2015 after 72 years of marriage. They bore six children: Charlie Hall, Sr., Alice Hall Bunton, Nathaniel Hall, Sr., Willie Mae Hall Ash, Vivian L. Ricks, and Anthony R. Hall.
She was an active member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church until physical and health constraints prevented viable mobility. Nevertheless, her tithes never ceased and were given willingly and cheerfully. The continued acknowledgement of her as part of the church family was evidenced by them sending flowers on special occasions, dropping off her favorite tea cakes, treats, and spiritual blessings which meant the world to her.
The last of numerous employments was working for Bexar County Hospital District as a Mental Health Assistant for 18 years before retirement. At 98 years old, she experienced, endured, and could vividly recall some of America's harshest indignities; yet the strong-willed woman never quit believing God would render a better future for her offspring and the nation. Her longevity brought much happiness and some gut-wrenching, agonizing moments of sadness. The insurmountable strength it took her to shoulder the pain of losing three children and a husband seems unbearable. After each loss of a child, with tear-swollen eyes and an acceptance heart, she lamented, “Oh, Lord, my child, my child. I trust You and I know it’s Your will.” Her faith in God never wavered.
Clyde Gennett’s Joy: She enjoyed reminiscing and sharing stories about incidents of years past with family and friends. Each telling, she would put her amateur acting skills to use… laughing, using hand gestures, and comical facial expressions throughout. Clyde loved life! Her twice-a-day ritual was to chat with her 94 years old sister, Mae Ella Todd. What joy it gave her! Each Sunday for many years, she would look forward to the weekly out-of-town call from her “other son” Dave Wright just to check on her wellbeing and she occasionally enjoyed a plate of food from Robert Lee and Lupe Flores to tickle her appetite. She cherished the frequent calls, gifts, and annual fruitcakes from her cousin, Annie Beverly. As you can see, the simple things made her happy.
Clyde’s final days on earth were spent espousing her love for those who brought unequivocal joy and meaning to her life. She would say, “Tell Sammie, Ree, and Na, I sure Love them.” She harnessed equal love and pride for all her grandkids far and near. She was especially grateful to Twila L. Hall, who abandoned her own home, provided unselfish care, and lived with her the last seven years; Lauana Y. Hall, who eventually moved in with her and on a constant basis, prepared meals, accompanied her to all medical appointments and sleeping lightly many nights and days to make sure all her personal necessities were accommodated; Fallon Ash, who spent her four-weeks’ vacation taking care of her and always on call to provide needed assistance. If she needed a new vacuum cleaner or coffee pot, Chandra Bunton would have it delivered pronto. Gennifer Robertson never failed to find something to clean when she visited. The grandkids adored her, Brandy Hall and Treva Ricks would occasionally come and sit with her just to chat and give her the latest gossip and never failed to offer their help; Leatrice Ricks and Crystal Martinez called frequently, and Jairus, Alicia and Sheila kept in touch on special days. A few remained silent but always loved, and Charlie Hall, Jr. made sure IRS was fair to her by carefully preparing her taxes each year. How blessed was she to have such phenomenal grands!
Clyde Gennett’s Unforgettable Loss: Her loved ones who preceded her in death were her husband: Zeolar Sam Hall; Daughters: Vivian L. Ricks and Willie Mae Ash; Son: Anthony R. Hall; Her parents: Alfred and Seaner L. Peavy; 3 Sisters: Gladys L. Moultrie, Gracie Lee Peavy and Shirley T. Johnson; 5 Brothers: Odell, Willie Lee, Stanford, Alfred, Jr., and Pompie Lee Peavy; 1 granddaughter: Versey Cobbin.
She leaves to mourn: Sons: Charlie Hall, Sr.-Houston, TX and Nathaniel Hall, Sr. (Helen)-Sugarland, TX; Daughter: Alice Hall Bunton (Cordell)-Stockton, CA; Sister: Mae Ella Todd-Jackson, AL; Brother: T S Peavy-Pensacola, FL; Brother-in-Law: Cleophas Johnson-Mobile, AL; 16 grandchildren: Lauana Hall, Twila Hall, Fallon Ash, Gennifer Robertson, Brandy Hall, Charlie Hall Jr., Chandra Bunton, Leatrice Ricks, Treva Ricks, Jairus Hall, Alicia Hall, Sheila Hall-Caldwell, Crystal Martinez, Nathaniel Hall, Jr., Carla Espinoza and Embra Hall ; 25 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and a host of much-loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. To name a few nieces and nephews who constantly stayed in touch--Mattie L. Nelson, Alma Yow and Ellis Johnson. Exceptional friends: Robert L. Lee, Ernest & Lupe Flores, Betty Roberson and Sylvia Nencio.
Clyde Gennett Peavy Hall has transitioned peacefully and now headed home. We bid farewell to her, enjoy your Father, we’ll miss you!