Knowing that so many heard and read of the untimely death of my son, Billy (as I called him) Lt. Col. William Gregory Hall; his wife Xiomara, the family and I wish to say "Thank you" for sharing your time, condolences and prayers.
Many many thanks to Rev. Dr. Robert L Manaway Sr. and Tabernacle M.B. Church; Rev. Charlie Jackson and Second Baptist Church, Everett; Rev. Dr. Amos Landry, Jr. and People's Institutional Baptist Church; Elma Horton, Chairperson Mt. Zion Baptist Church Mission and Evangelism Ministry; St. Martin de Porres Guild of Immaculate Conception Church; Pastor Monty Smith and Browns Point United Methodist Church, Tacoma; Activities/Admissions Coordinator, Zennie Coleman with Cannon House; Versa Ruff, President of Womens's Auxilliary, North Puget Sound District Association; Inez T. Bruce, President of Women's Auxiliary, North Pacific Baptist Convention; Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Haynes, President, North Pacific Baptist Convention; Mary Bogan and the Seattle Central Evening Women Bible Study Fellowship; Alliance of Black Telecommunications Professionals; Washington State Gold Star Mothers; Patti Bader and Soldiers' Angels, Pasadena, CA.; Carol Davis and Soldiers' Angels, Richland, MS.; Peggy McCranie Soldiers' Angels LWT, Irvine, CA.; Mary Della Crane Soldiers' Angels, Yardley, PA.; Robin S. Hill, Soldiers' Angels, Ravena, Ohio; Jeanette Yaeger, Operation Thank You, Richland, WA.; Mayor Nichols, City of Seattle; Officer Cookie, Seattle Police Department; Governor Chris Gregoire, Washington; Rosalund Jenkins, Washington State African American Commissioner, Olympia, WA.; Governor Schwarzenegger, California; Patriot Guard Riders, Jerry O. Lafayette Memorial VFW Post and Ladies Auxilliary 5056, Mt. Vernon; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5052, Maple Valley/Black Diamond; Judy Leu and the VFW, Skyway; Ethiopian Airforce Pilot, Alex.; M.G. Mullen, Admiral, U.S. Navy Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, DC.; Lt Col. James H. Raymer, United States Army; Chief Officer Angela R. Wilson, United States Coast Guard; Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, DC; Capabilities and Limitations Team, Naval Surface Warfare Center; Marines and Sailors of Marine Air Control Group 38; Chaplain Shirley Schoff, Skagit Valley Marine Corp League Auxiliary Members; John F. Kelly, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps Commanding General 1 Marine Expeditionary Force; Colonel Peter C. Reddy, General Ronald S. Coleman, Major William Souza and Major Derrick Jones, United States Marines; City of Yelm Family Memory of Evelyn Ruth Paynter; and to those who expressed their condolences with cards and flowers without return addresses, the family and I want you to know how much we appreciate your support.
Personally, I wish that I could have said "Thank You" to each of you, your kindness was and still is so encouraging and comforting. Your caring and sharing made it less painful to accept the challenge of knowing that God had loaned Billy, (as I called him) to me, his family and friends for 38 years and to the United States Military for 15 years. Because of Billy's dedication to God, his family, friends, country, and the direction he was moving, his life was not in vain. Thanks to Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home for their support toward the programs. Again, "Thank You" for your heartfelt expressions of sympathy.
Mrs. Mildred Hall