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Wendell Hall, Jr.
December 1, 1964 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Wendell Hall, Jr. was born on December 1, 1964, in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Wendell Hall, Sr. and the late Olivia Dianniah Coleman Hall Hayes. He graduated in 1982 from Huntington High School. He later received his electrical apprenticeship and built his career as a licensed electrician.
Wendell confessed faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and was baptized at an early age at Saint John Baptist Church in Keithsville, Louisiana. He married his first wife, Ladean Young, who passed away from Sickle Cell in 1990. Afterward, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he met and married his current wife of 30 years, DeShawna Smith, and to this union, two children were born. He started attending Greater Saint Joseph Baptist Church and then Roe’s Missionary Baptist Church, both under the leadership of his late father-in-law, Rev. Herman Smith, Sr. He and his family later joined Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship under Dr. Tony Evans' leadership.
For many years, Wendell worked for Fluor Daniels where he had to travel often. However, after starting a family he wanted to be close to home, so he worked for local contractors and later for the City of Dallas. He has always loved doing home improvement work in his spare time. After he left the City of Dallas, he started his home improvement company, H&S Services. Wendell has always been the "go-to man" in the family. Whether it be a DJ, a photographer, a videographer, a mechanic, a carpenter, or even an artist – he was a jack of all trades. Wendell loved to cook and his favorite dessert to make was homemade banana pudding. This is the dish his family always requested for him to bring to family gatherings. He also loved to fish, especially with his daughter Karrington, who also loved fishing with her dad. After he became ill and was unable to work, they spent many hours on the lake fishing together.
Wendell was preceded in death by his first wife, Ladean Young; father, Wendell Hall, Sr.; mother, Olivia Coleman Hall Hayes; sister, Diane Michell Hall Parson; maternal grandparents, Samuel Coleman and Olivia Ford Coleman; paternal grandparents, Sol Hall and Daisy Cooper Hall.
Members of Wendell’s family that remain to cherish his memory and legacy are his wife, DeShawna Smith Hall; son, Wendell ‘Tre’ Hall, III; daughter, Karrington Olivia Hall; step-father, Lawrence Hayes of Keithsville, Louisiana; brothers: Jerry (LaSonya) Hall of Bossier City, Louisiana, Ronnie Hayes; sisters: Pamela (Henry) Washington of Mesquite, Texas, Sharon (Jerome) Atkins of Bossier City, Louisiana; aunts: Helen (Floyd) Smith, Jr., Georgia Baldwin of Los Angeles, California; uncle, Johnny Coleman of Bossier City, Louisiana, and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.