Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, But the word of the LORD endures forever.” The Lord promise that the dead shall raise again. It is with heartfelt sadness that Martin Funeral Home announces the transitioning of Lillian Hall. Please pray for this family as they endure these difficult times in their lives.
On October 22, 1934, the world was blessed to receive a precious individual, Lillian Farmer, affectionately known as “Sista”, who was born to the parentage of the late Calvin Farmer, Sr., and the late Eunice Gibbons Farmer Smith in Louisville, Georgia. On July 10, 2020, our Heavenly Father came down and plucked this “Rose” from His garden of life to be taken to her eternal home. Lillian received her education in the Louisville County Public School System. At an early age, she moved to Augusta, Georgia and lived with her cousins, Charlie and Julia Gibbons, and their children. This move began the journey of her life. She worked at one of the local hospitals. In 1954, Lillian met and married the late Curtis Richardson, who was stationed at Ft. Gordon Army Base in Augusta. They moved to Waukegan, Illinois and she began her career as a waitress and cook at the Walgreen’s Drug Store in Waukegan, working there for 17 years. . While in Waukegan, they became the proud parents of Brenda and Dennis (deceased). She later had Lillian “Sista” two sons, Tracy and Troy (deceased).
Lillian later met the late Thomas J. Hall, Jr., whom she married on December 21, 1971. They settled in Baltimore, Maryland along with his children Tina (deceased), George, and Cassandra.Their household became known as the “Brady Bunch” in the neighborhood. Their family and friends loved to come to cookouts and holiday gatherings, because they enjoyed the music and food. Lillian was well known for her culinary skills. She was the cook of the family. In 1981, Lillian joined Calvary Baptist Church under the guidance of Dr. Lorenzo Graves and later under Dr. Hayward A. Robinson, III. At Calvary, she served as an usher and head of the kitchen committee. In 1955, she semi-moved to Brunswick, Georgia to take care of her mother. She attended Zion Baptist Church under the guidance of Craig Campbell. There she served as an usher and became faithfully involved with Feed the Community. She also was a member of the Roosevelt Harris, Jr., Senior Citizen Center. She worked for Big Lots as a cashier and stock clerk. Everyone loved her spirit and quiet energy. Her children and grandchildren were the pride of her legacy. She left no stone unturned when it came to her family. She assisted and supported nieces, nephews and cousins with their endeavors. Her family looked to her for guidance and respected her to the utmost as the leader of the family. One of her greatest joys in life was traveling to her family reunions.
She was predeceased by siblings: brothers, Ben, Henry and Roman, and sister, Marion “Gatsey”.
She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories and legacy: a very loving family, including: four loving and devoted children, Brenda, Tracey, George (Eve) and Cassandra; her grandchildren, Antwan, Alicia, Erin, Allen, Jennifer, Joya, Jerel and Marjia; a host of great-grandchildren; her special extended family, Rolando Hall, Michelle Jackson, Kevin Cooper and Marcus Anderson, Jr.; her sister, Rena Thompson Brunswick, GA; her brother, Calvin Farmer (Artie) Waukegan, IL; her two sisters-in-law, Fannie Farmer East Lansing, MI and Delores Brock Baltimore, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of Georgia, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to entered the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process. We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.
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