DUNCANVILLE Gail Hall Durrett, age 58, of Duncanville, died April 14, 2013, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Private services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Beulah Baptist Church in Knoxville, Alabama with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing.
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Gail was preceded in death by her parents, James and Irene Hall of Cottondale.
She is survived by her husband, James Durrett; daughters, Leslie Durrett and LeAnne Durrett, both of Duncanville, and Lindsey Durrett-Mooneyham of Albertville; son, John Durrett of Duncanville; brother, Randy Hall of Tuscaloosa; a host of nieces and nephews; and numerous loving relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Mooneyham, Joe Thomas, Harold Clayton, Ray Drummond, Alvan Durrett, and Brad Durrett.
Gail was born July 12, 1954, to James and Irene Hall. She grew up in Cottondale and attended Holt High School. Following graduation, she trained as an X-Ray Technician and worked at Harco Drugs in Northport. She met her husband, James, at Harco. The couple married in 1977 and spent the next eight years traveling and saving before they welcomed their first child, Leslie, into their lives. Lindsey, LeAnne, and John followed, and Gail took on the role of full-time wife and mom. To say she committed her life to her children would be an understatement. There was no problem she could not solve, nor any burden that she would not bear for them. Her two devotions were to her family and God, and she took little to no worry for herself. She even made sure to always provide the family dogs, Holly and Bella, with nightly treats often biscuits from Cracker Barrel, her favorite restaurant.
The extent to which Gail will be missed cannot be measured by any number of words. Her family will continue to work to make Mom proud each and every day. She walked each day on the earth with the Lord and continued to believe in the power of miracles until she passed. Her family knows that she continues to walk with Him now.
We would like to say a special thank you to the friends Mom had at Cracker Barrel, many of whom knew her by name. She held a special place in her heart for you, as do we.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Apr. 17, 2013