Gerda Philippsthal Hall
Gerda Hall MT. PLEASANT - Mrs. Gerda Philippsthal Hall died peacefully on September 14, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, at the age of 86. Gerda is survived by her daughter, Paula Gregg and her husband, Walt, of Columbia, SC; her daughter Nancy Amos of Mt. Pleasant, SC; her grandchildren, Boyd Gregg and his wife Paige of Daniel Island, SC, Will Gregg and his wife Alicia, of Daniel Island, SC, Lauren Hamill and her husband, Robert, of Raleigh, NC, and Stephen Gregg, of Daniel Island, SC; and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Robert Hall, Jr., of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and her daughter, Cynthia Hall Drews, of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Gerda was born on December 4, 1928 in Berlin, Germany to Arno and Frida Philippsthal. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She also received a Masters in Education from the Citadel. She married Samuel Robert Hall, Jr., in 1950. She was a teacher for Charleston County School District and spent most of her teaching career at Sullivan's Island Elementary before retiring. She was an active member at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Her passion for gardening led her to become a Master Gardner. She was very dedicated to her family and was always a cheerful spirit. The love and guidance that she gave is an inspiration to all who knew her. A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday September 18th, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gerda's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society. The family would like to thank Dr. Gretchen Meyer and the staff at Lowcountry Hematology and Oncology, the staff at East Cooper Regional Medical Center, and the caregivers at Hospice of Charleston for their dedication and care. Visit our guestbook at charleston

Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Sep. 14 to Sep. 16, 2015.
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Dear Paula,Nancy and family
I have only fond and happy memories of your mother. She was so kind and gracious to me and Chad and Marla. May you all find peace and blessings.
pat hall
September 23, 2015
Nancy and Paula,
I was deeply saddened to hear about your Mom. She was truly a wonderful person and will be greatly missed! I have many fond memories of her as my 5th grade teacher at East Cooper Private School as well as a long-time Groves neighbor. May God comfort you and bring you peace knowing she is now enjoying eternal life with Him.
Marcia Kearns Moore
September 18, 2015
To all of Gerda's family...we wish you God's peace as you come to grips with her passing. Have comfort that she is resting now. Gerda was always up for a chat when she was out in her yard working. She was a dynamic lady that lived a fascinating life. I will always remember her beautiful smile and demeanor.
Tom Reed
September 18, 2015
What a sweet and special lady! Thinking of you all and sending love and prayers.
Anne McChesney
September 18, 2015
Paula, Nancy and family,
Having grown up next door to Gerda and her family in North Charleston and being the flower girl in her wedding, it is really hard to realize that she is no longer with us here on earth. However, she shall always live in the hearts of those whose life she has touched along the way. My prayers go out to each of you at this time. Theodora Semken Petersime
September 18, 2015
My daughter, Andrea Rogers and son, Andrew B. Rogers, Sullivan's Island fifth grade students of Gerda, and I, Millie Rogers, send our deepest sympathies and condolences to Gerda's family and friends. She was the greatest.
September 17, 2015
Paula and Nancy,
I am so sorry for the loss of 'Miss Gerda'. She was a wonderful person and I will always remember her fondly .
Our deepest sympathy is with your families at this time.

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5


Cheryl Hair and Reggie Thomas
September 17, 2015
Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Miss "Gerta" will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Lori Gossett
September 17, 2015
Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Hall family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time
September 16, 2015
Sorry for your loss. GOD will comfort all during this time of sorrow.
S. Washington
September 16, 2015
To the Hall family,
Thoughts and prayers to you all in your time of sorrow. Know she will be watching over you from above. May God bless you all.
Tricha Tapio
Patricia Tapio
September 16, 2015
Dear Paula, Nancy and families,
My heart physically hurts. I can't imagine this world without Miss Gerda's beautiful face and sweet, always understanding voice. I know she is being joyfully welcomed in Heaven by many! I love you all very much and you will be in my prayers.
Beanie and Steven
Joanne Hair
September 15, 2015
Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You are in my prayers!

Kathy Sutler
September 15, 2015
With our love and deepest sympathy to all of you. May she rest in God's eternal peace.
Ron and Ruthie Padgett
September 15, 2015
Nancy, Paula and families..
So very sorry to hear about your Mom..She was wonderful person and will be missed. Have wonderful memories with you all on Cliffwood Drive and in Cainhoy.Love you all and would love to see you. Nell and Sammy
Nell and Sammy Sanders
September 15, 2015
We are so sorry to hear the news of your Mom. She will be missed by many. We are thinking about y'all during this difficult time. Sending our prayers, Larry and Donna Shuman
September 15, 2015
Sending peace and love to you Paula and Nancy. I believe I knew your Mom and you almost all my life. Gerda taught me twice, and she was always unfailingly caring and kind. This world has lost a very special human being.
Elizabeth (Beth) Coleman
September 15, 2015
Dear Paula, Nancy and your families....I am so sorry for your loss......Your mom was a wonderful lady....I remember well all the Fridays at school she would read to us (remember The Lion's Paw, Paula?)....all the times I spent the night...went to Edisto with y'all.....she welcomed me into your home and may God welcome her into his arms and I pray that you may all find peace with the wonderful memories she left you. Love always, Sissy
Sissy Manucy
September 15, 2015
It was always reassuring to see Gerda working in her yard that all was right in the world. She was always so kind to me and my kids. The neighborhood has lost a sweet lady!
Alan Harris
September 15, 2015
Very sorry for your loss and she will be greatly missed. I enjoyed getting to know her in my few years in the neighborhood. Will miss seeing her smiling face as we drive by her house/yard.
Leslie Evans
September 15, 2015
Jackie Giordano Slocum
September 15, 2015
Ms. Gerda was a beautiful friend and neighbor always a warm smile. She will be greatly missed.
September 15, 2015
Dear Paula and Nancy , We were so very sorry to hear that your dear Mother had passed away .You and your Families will be in our thought sand prayers Love , Mike and Sally Shuman Sherman
Sally Sherman
September 15, 2015
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