Reuben Everett Hall


Reuben Everett Hall was born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 21, 1947, to the late Reuben Frank Hall and Clara Bell (Womble) Hall, the second oldest of this union. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Golden Leaf Baptist Church under the pastorage of Rev. L. A. Hamblin and was an active, faithful member attending Sunday school, singing in the junior choir, and attending BTU (Baptist Training Union).

After graduating from Manassas High school in 1965, he commenced his freshman year at Shelby State Community College; however, prior to the start of his sophomore year, Reuben was drafted to in the US Army and served in Germany from 1968 to 1971. PFC (Private First Class) Hall served in two different positions, a morse code operator, and a supply clerk. In 1971 he received an honorable discharge, returning home to Memphis and taking a job at an exclusive Men’s Shop, where he developed a flair for dressing.

In 1978 he moved to Miami, Florida to be closer to his sister and her family. In 1980 he married Gloria Miller and became a father to her son, Marcus. After many years of praying, they had a son named Maurice, and in 1991, they relocated to Columbus, Ohio. After visiting several churches, the family united with Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Jerome H. Ross. This became our home. Reuben Joined the Mass Choir, the Male Chorus, and the Men of Vision. He was an active and faithful member and the Lead Servant of the Prison Ministry until the pandemic in 2020, when he started having some health challenges. Reuben was passionate about ministering to the inmates and always encouraged them to continue to seek the Lord.

Through the lens of his wife, Gloria, Reuben was a man of God, a faith walker, a devoted husband, and father, and he dedicated his life to serving others through words and deeds. “Reub”, as she affectionately called him, was truly the “Love of her Life”.

Reuben’s children would tell you he was a great father, protector and spiritual leader and mentor. His siblings would tell you he loved God, his family, and people. His friends would tell you that he was a loving, caring person that never met a stranger. More importantly, his heavenly father would say that he is a child of God, redeemed by the Blood of Jesus, an heir of eternal life and the newest member of God’s heavenly choir.

Reuben was a first-time author and was inspired by God’s Word, his faith, his past experiences, and his love for his fellow brother. His book, The Contaminated Seed: My Journey into Growth (2015) was dedicated to his beloved wife, his late mother, his children, and in memory of a longtime friend, the late Mark Boswell, who encouraged him to tell his story. Reuben felt that all the breadcrumbs that he dropped along the way would become a meal for the hungry, a seed for growth, and a pathway for those who were lost.

Reuben leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Gloria of 41 years; daughter, Mona Washington; sons, Eric Gray, Chris Austin, Marcus Brown, Maurice (Jeanine) Hall; sister, Sharon (McArthur) Carter; brother, Kenneth (Jonelle) Middlebrook; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, an aunt, cousins, in-laws, and other relatives and very special friends.

Visitation 9:30am and Funeral 10:30am Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave.

Interment at West Canaan Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Gloria you and family have my sincere love and prayers in the loss of Reuben. Reuben was so much a part of our NoonDay Bible study. I will miss him from our church services praising the Lord and his singing. May God continue to provide you strength during this time.

  2. Hi Ann, my family and I are praying for you and your family. I wished I had the words my dear cousin to say that would help during this time in your life. But I do know the man that can. I know that God has got you and your family in his hands. He will rock when you need it, wipe the tears from your eyes, sit with you even just put his arms around you. I love you cousin and I be will sending up prayers for God to give the strength you to make it through.

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