Graveside services for Mr. Lavell Hall, 71, Mount Olive, were held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. from the Point Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Olive. Officiant was Rev. Kenneth Hall and the church pastor Johnny Mosley.
Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Hall passed away on July 14, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.
Honorary pallbearers were Derrick L. Hall, Eric J. Hall, Isaac Kemp, Lerory Hall, Ronald Strickland, Sr., Jerry Rankin Sr. and Bobby Joe Pittman
Pallbearers were Dayna Hall, Dewayne Hall Sr., Dewayne Hall Jr., Brad Phelps, Jarvis Payton, Sterling Payton, Henridrake Cook and Dmitri Payton Flower bearers were his nieces.
He was a lifelong and faithful member of Point Pleasant M B Church where he served as an Usher. He received his education from J. E. Johnson High School, Jefferson Davis County in Prentiss. He was employed for over 30 years at Avery Body Plant and Magnetek.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Annie Hall; one grandchild, two brothers, Bobby Hall and Rafus (Earnestine) Hall, one sister, Jamie (Curtis) Payton.
Surviviors include two sons, Derrick (Brenda) Hall of Fresno, California and Eric Hall of Mount Olive; daughter, Karina (Isaac) Kemp of Magee; children he raised as his own, Kenya Rankin and Linda Rankin, both of Kansas City, Missouri, Robert Rankin of Magee; five grandchildren; three sisters, Barbara Killings and Delois Cook, both of Hattiesburg and Shirlie (Charles) Powell of Prentiss; brother, Henry Leroy (Annie) Hall, Mt. Olive; two aunts, Lola Mae Gray, Mt. Olive and Bessie Lou Litles of Jackson and a host of other relatives and friends.