James Hall

James Charles Hall Sr.

Oct 12, 1939 - Dec 24, 2019
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On December 24, 2019 James Charles Hall made his transition to his heavenly home. James Charles Hall was born October 12, 1939 to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Cleophus and Mildred Smith-Hall in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

He received his general education in the Toledo Public School System, graduating from Jesup W. Scott High School and attending Macomber Vocational School receiving his certification in Air Condition & Refrigeration. He loved playing baseball, watching football and basketball. He loved cooking and grilling.

James loved the Lord and accepted Christ at an early age. He attended St. Paul after he married Mellody B. Hall.

James was an entrepreneur and comedian. He was employed by Doehler Jervis and Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority for 36 years, where he received accolades for saving a family in a house fire on January 22, 1986, working with the youth and his dedicated service at Ravine Park Village.

He was preceded in death by his parents Cleophus and Mildred Hall, sister Arlene King; son Larry Edwards; and son-in-law Horace Gist Sr.

He leaves to cherish his legacy and memory includes his loving wife Mellody Bowen-Hall, sons: James (Lori) Hall Jr., Michael (Audrey) Edwards, Van (Hope) Bowen, all of Toledo, OH, and DeVon Greenlee, Phoenix, AZ, Daughters: Arlene Hopings, Toledo, OH, Cynthia "Neicey" Wright, Decatur, GA, Tracey (Joe) Franklin-Johnson, and Monica Gist, of Toledo, OH. 29 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Sister Lelia McFarland, Schaunburg, IL. Special Friends Clearonce Liggons, June Landry and Mack Nunn. His partner in crime Boo-Boo who thinks he is human.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    January 2, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    January 2, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address Not Available
  • Second Visitation

    January 3, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    January 3, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Paul AME Zion
    954 Belmont
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Service

    January 3, 2020 | 11:00am
    January 3, 2020 11:00am
    St. Paul AME Zion
    954 Belmont
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    January 2, 2020 | 1:00pm
    January 2, 2020 1:00pm
    Ottawa Hillls Memorial Park Cemetery
    4210 W Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
    Toledo, Oh


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Evelyn Wells

Posted at 12:30am
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Jimmy Charles will be sorely missed. We send our love and prayers across the miles. V.V. and Lynn

Evelyn Wells

Posted at 12:28am
Lena (Bae Su), I will miss Jimmy Charles and will always remember the fun and laughs. My deepest sympathy on his passing. I wish I could be with you during this time. My prayers for the family. Evelyn (Lois)

The Kerstetter Family

Posted at 07:22pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sorry we couldn't be there.
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Posted at 05:09pm
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Barbara Johnson

Posted at 02:25am
So glad you are no longer in pain. Miss you already brother-in- law..❤

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