After saying goodbye to love ones, Beverly Hall, 89, went home on February 16, 2018 at The Steere House, in Providence RI. Beverly was born in Providence RI on June 23, 1928, the daughter of Rufus Hall and Martha Gibson. She was preceded in death by her sisters Shirley Baptiste, Barbara Lampkin, Iola Mabray, Wanita Osborne and brother Rufus G. Hall.
After raising her children, Beverly returned to school and completed her GED. She later was successful in completing and receiving her Associates Degree from Roger Williams University.
Ms. Hall was previously employed for many years and retired as Office Manager, Gerontology and Research Center at Brown University Medical School.
Beverly was also involved prior to her retirement as one of original members of Progress for Providence, which became the Providence Community Action Program, (PROCAP). She was a founder and later Executive Director of the Lippitt Hill Tutorial. She later became a Director of TAP (Tutorial Assistance Program). A member of Mount Hope Community Action Program, she was the original Providence High School to Community Parent Liaison. She also was Office Manager for the University without Walls Program which introduced college opportunities to the Adult Correctional Institution.
In addition, Beverly was a Director and Founder of The Family Life Housing Cooperative and also served as President and Treasurer of St Martin DePorres Family Guild. She was the original Office Manager for The Providence Black Repertory Company. An avid bowler, she enjoyed card and board games of any type, particularly Scrabble, Cockroach and Gin Rummy.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children Wanita Lindsey, Marvin Hall, Wayne Hall, and Diane Hall in addition to 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren as well as many family and friends who will miss her dearly. She was also preceded in death by her son Scott Hall.