Mary Jane Hall
1941 - 2020
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Mary J. Hall

Mary J. Hall, AKA - Barbara Jean, departed this earthly life peacefully on June 25, 2020. God quietly summoned his daughter home to enter into eternal rest after suffering with complications from COVID-19.

Mary was born on November 2, 1941, to the late John Melvin Barnes, Sr. and Grace Geneva Barnes of St. George's Island. Mary converted to Catholicism and became a member of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church, where she and her husband raised their six children in the Catholic Faith.

Mary began her career as a homemaker and Mom. Later she worked for the Board of Education at Ridge Elementary School as a cafeteria worker. She also worked for Minitec Corporation as a Mechanical Assembly worker.

Family always meant a lot to Mary. She retired in 1998 from Minitec Corporation to help raise her grandchildren, which was what she enjoyed doing the most. She loved nurturing her grandchildren and teaching them values and respect for others, as well as having lots of fun, good times and laughs.

Mary loved family vacations and to travel. She visited London, England; Hilton Head, SC; The Massanutten Mountains; Alabama; Georgia; Florida; Alaska; The Caribbean; Germany and Hawaii

Mary loved shopping on the T.V. channels, including QVC and HSN and loved doing the word search books. As she got older, she requested the larger print. She also enjoyed talking on the telephone with her friends and family. Mary was a frequent member of the Saint Peter Claver (SPC) Call to Pray the Rosary, (CPR) group, a Rosary Prayer Group that comes together on Fridays via teleconference to pray the Mysteries of the Rosary.

On June 28, 1958, Mary married John R. Hall of St. James, Maryland. Sunday June 28, 2020, was their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. From their union, six children were born. They are oldest to youngest, including their spouses and children: John R. Hall, Jr., William X. Hall; (Melvin, Shawn, Raisa) Sheila M. Berlin; husband: Horace; (William Wright, Jr. & Bryan Bumpers); Patrick Hall, friend; Debbie; (Shannon McClary Hall-Sanders; Michael D. Hall; wife: Jennifer; (Michael Hall Jr., Miranda & Mya); Valerie Conner; husband: Bill, (Ashley & Brandon). Barbara Jean was also blessed with three great-grandkids, Xavier C. Wright, Olivia A. Bumpers, and Kaia J. Conner.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father and five siblings and their spouses; Rudolph Barnes; wife: Agnes; Georgia Milburn, husband: John; John Melvin Barnes, Jr; Mary Jones, husband: Othello, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.

On her husband's side, Mary leaves behind to cherish her memories; Ernest F. Hall, Sr.; Christine Poole; Helen Nolan (Francis); Marie Blackmon; Claudette Hall; Jacqueline Hall; and Ola Hall.

Family and friends will greet the family from 10 am - 11 am; Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11 am on Monday, July 6, 2020 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 47950 Mattapany Rd, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Interment to follow at St. James/St. Cecilia Cemetery, Lexington Park, MD.


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Published in Legacy from Jun. 28 to Jun. 29, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
To the Hall and Barnes families: Bill and I send our prayers and condolences to all of you during this time of sadness. Be assured that you will see Barbara Jean again in heaven. May your memories of her sustain you and offer you comfort as you remember her life and her love. Peace & love.
Cousin Bede Thompson
July 6, 2020
You will truly be missed aunti
Love you Luchia❤❤❤
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Luchia Elsbery
July 6, 2020
Aunt Barbara Jean, we love you and miss you so much. To the rest of our Hall family, we extend our condolences and prayers that God will continue to keep you and comfort you all.
John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Kathy Elsbery
July 5, 2020
To the Family of Mary Hall:

I am sending my sincerest condolences for your loss. Mrs. Hall was a wonderful woman. Words cannot express the heaviness in my heart. I am praying for the family's comfort during this difficult time.
Doreatha Bush
July 5, 2020
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Eulonda Johnson
July 3, 2020
Dear John and Family,

You and Mary are such an amazing couple. You have given so much to the church and God will certainly reward your faith and kindness. You have been a blessing to our parish. My family's prayers are always with you.

Joe Spelz & Family
Joseph Spelz
June 30, 2020
To the Hall Family, so sorry for your loss. Barbara Jean will be missed. I met her through her sister Ms. Georgia and she was a very loving person. God Bless You All
Arthurlee Mills
June 30, 2020
Dear Johnny and family, you and Barbara Jean were such a loving couple and we cannot imagine how much all of you will miss her. Sending love, sympathy and prayers.
Wayne/Joyce Blackwell
June 29, 2020
By Sincere Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences go out to the Hall Family.
May she R.I.P.
Joyce Berry Curtis
June 29, 2020
To Michael, Sheila, Val and Family my most sincere condolences for a great mother Amén
Aixa Imbach
June 29, 2020
To Johnny and Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. God has taken another angel. I am praying for you and your family. God Bless all of you.
May Gross
June 29, 2020
Johnnie and family, I am sorry for your have my deepest sympathy at this time
Octavia Fenwick
June 29, 2020
Dear Sheila and Horace,

I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. Hers was a life lived with generosity and vibrant love. Take gentle care as you mourn and allow your memories of Mary to bring you warmth. May her soul sleep in perfect peace.

'After the rain, the moon rises like a pearl.' Old Japanese Poetry.
Meddo Swaby
June 29, 2020
My sympathy to the Hall family. Teri Wilson
Teresa Wilson
June 29, 2020

I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your Mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With my deepest condolences. Lillian Miller (Fredericksburg, VA)
June 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss , you and your family are in our prayers...
Veronica Winchester
June 29, 2020
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June 29, 2020
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing, sending my sympathy & prayers to Johnny & family. May she RIP
Eleanor Pulliam-Warren
June 29, 2020
Sending my sympathy and prayers to Barbara Jean's family. May your precious memories bring you peace and comfort.
Terry Cutchember
June 29, 2020
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