Lo-Letha M. Hall

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I am the resurrection and the life; He that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. (John 11:25-26)

Lo-Letha “Letha” Toland-Hall departed this life unexpectedly on March 25, 2024, at the age of sixty-one, to exchange for eternal life. She is preceded in death by her late parents, Oscar Lee Jr. and Janet Toland; grandparents; Reverend Oscar and Mary Toland, Sr., and Mr. Robert and Helena Hunt; aunt; Barbara Jones (Charles); nephew, Martin Hall.

Letha was born February 21, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Columbus Public Schools, where she graduated from Whetstone High School in the class of 1981. Upon graduation, she attended Ohio State University majoring in Horticulture, since she had an avid love for gardening.

Letha has two sisters, Melissa and Marquita, in which they have a remarkably close relationship. They shared countless adventures, from childhood pranks to late-night heart-to-heart conversations. They learned many valuable lessons from her, and she was always there for them.

Letha, the eldest grandchild, held her position with pride. She never let her siblings and cousins forget that she was the oldest. Teasingly, she would remind them that she was the oldest and they had to obey her.

On February 5, 1991, Letha had her one and only son, Mario John Hall, who she adored. If you saw Letha, you more than likely saw Mario. Their bond was unbreakable. She has planted seeds of motherly love, encouragement, and confidence in him. As Mario grew and matured, Letha gave him the freedom to explore, to stumble, and to rise. Yet, through it all, she remained his steadfast guide, celebrating his victories, comforting his wounds, and always tending to his heart with tenderness and care.

After a fulfilling career, Letha retired from the Regional Income Tax Agency. Throughout her professional journey, she also worked at the Bureau of Workers Compensation, the Kipp Academy of North Carolina, St. Vincents Behavioral Health Center, and UBER. With her diverse skills and unwavering dedication, she ventured into entrepreneurship by starting her own janitorial service.

Letha loved being a member of Faith Ministries Church, under the Leadership of Dr. C. Dexter Wise III, where her spiritually grew under his guidance. Here, she served as a member of the “Volunteers/Outreach Ministry.” She later moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and continued her fellowship with Faith Ministries Church via online worship. In 2023, Letha returned to Columbus, Ohio, at which time she reunited with her church family.

Although Letha enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends, she felt most fulfilled gardening, fishing, and cooking. She was an incredible cook who put her heart and soul into every dish and was known for her delicious buttery pound cakes.

Letha’s memories will forever be cherished by her loving son, Mario John Hall; stepson, Carlton Reaves III; siblings, Melissa Niece (Douglas), Marquita Lewis (Kip); aunts, Jenny Gary, Cheryl Lipsey (Isaiah); uncle, James Toland (Marsha); nieces, Cydnee Toland Holmes, Martina Johnson; nephews, Douglas, Jaymison and Jaylin Niece; God-Daughter; Tanikqua Davis; beloved friend, MacArthur Tinker; former spouse, Carlton Hall, Jr.; in-laws, Deborah Hall, Cynthia Leveringston (Herbert Jr.), Tamaria Hall, George Wooten, and a host of great nieces and nephew, in addition to extended family and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday, April 5, 2024 at Faith Ministries, 2747 Agler Rd.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Faith Ministries Church

    Sis Jenny, Sis Betty and to the family of Lo-Letha Toland Hall
    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May the memories of Sis Lo-Letha and the love of family surround you and give you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Our beloved Sis Lo-Letha will be greatly missed. Thanking the Lord for her life and eternal peace.

  2. May God grant you strength during this difficult time.
    My prayers to you and your family.

  3. jimmie wattley

    rest well, we will miss you.

  4. My brother my sincere condolences to you and your family im hear for you man

  5. Dwan Smith Rankin

    I worked with Ms. Lo-Letha at KIPP North Carolina. She was always willing to do whatever necessary for the good of the community we served. My sincerest condolences.

  6. Helen Reynolds

    Mario prayers are being prayed for your strength.
    Allow God to help you through, lean on Him. Your Mom was a wonderful person who showed love, continue her legacy. Love you
    Aunt Helen

  7. Patricia Smith

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    May God continue to bless and keep you.
    Aunt Pat and Uncle Charlie

  8. CASSANDRA Reynolds Jordan

    Let the warmth of family wrap you in LOVE.

    Aunt San

  9. Dawon Edwards

    She raised a wonderful, caring loving son. I hope her journey to eternal life was peaceful. I am sending love, and healing prayers to all family and friends. She will be truly missed and forever remembered and celebrated.

  10. Marlene Brightwell

    My sincere condolences to Mario and family. May God give you the strength and peace that you and your family need during this time. Remember that God will never leave you or forsake you.

  11. Richard Greene

    To The entire family I send my deepest sympathy. Loletha was a beautiful soul full of life. This dear Lady will never be forgotten. Lo-Letha, take your rest with God.

  12. Mr& Mrs. Judge Cherry

    Sending our Love sympathy and sincere condolences to the Hall Family.

  13. Condolences and hugs for you all. May God strengthen you in this time of need.

  14. We’re so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers . Always remember Revelation 21:4 Jehovah God “will wipe out every tear from our eyes,and death will be no more nor pain be anymore.” With our deepest sympathy

  15. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Loletha sounds like she was a wonderful person. I read about her story, and my heart breaks for you.

    May you find comfort in the coming days, weeks and months.

  16. We are so very sad to hear that her life was cut short. She was a wonderful person that extended a hand of friendship to those she barely knew. Rest in peace Ms. LoLetha.

  17. What a tragedy. So Sorry for your loss.

    • Akanbi-Neander Omosalewa

      I am indeed deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Lo-Letha.

      Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you navigate through this unimaginable grief. May you find strength and solace in the cherished memories you shared with her, and may justice prevail for her untimely departure.

      My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your loved ones. ️

  18. My heart hurts so much for her son, family and friends. RIP dear beautiful woman.

  19. My deepest condolences to all the family of Ms LoLetha and her community.What an extraordinary angel who gave so much and led by example! I know she is now resting under the protection of Our Lord. My prayers are with all of you!
    So sorry for your loss!

  20. Dear Ones,

    Know that many are thinking of you and praying for you during this time. You are loved.

    A friend

  21. I never met Loletha but I just learned of her horrible death and I had to come here and share my condolences to her family and friends. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you.

  22. Hi! I’m a Harlem resident who came across this unfortunate story and I want to send prayers to the family all the way from NYC. May God heal you all speedily.

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