Mae Emma Black-HallOctober 24, 2017 ~ July 3, 1998 (age 19)
Memorial Service For Mae Emma Black Hall
"The Legacy of a Matriarch" - By the Family and Adapted from the Original Obituary Written By Cassandra Jackson
Love is the greatest gift of all! Emma Black-Hall cared enough to give her very best because she shared the greatest gift of all everyday of her life! First Corinthians speaks of lover being patient, kind and covering all things. This was “Peaches” only ingredient in her recipe for living a happy life …to love everybody because love is of God.
After an extended illness, a productive, rich and illustrious life came to close with the death of Emma Black-Hall on the evening of Friday July 3, 1998 at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
“Peaches,” as we affectionately called her, was born on March 31, 1941 in York County, South Carolina and was the only child of the late Sam and Mable Jackson Black. She attended the public schools in Clover and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.
In her early years, Peaches relocated to New York, New York. A Southern girl at-heart, she readily returned home to assume responsibility of the family business upon the illness of her father. Peaches was a lover of people. She gave so much of herself to so many. Peaches was a lover of LIFE – read her words below reflecting how she felt about LIFE and LOVE for her beloved Clover.
“Clover is past, present and future to me. It holds treasures of joy that are very clear.
The joy of loving parents;
The joy of growing and having fun with my peers;
The joy of learning from my teachers, and;
The joy of a confirmed faith in God enriched by the minister that has served his charge…
At the start of this letter, my thoughts were three words – past, present and future. Now I realize I can sum it up in a single word – LIFE.”
Yes, LIFE sums it all up! Her life was a testimony of her faith. Her Christian pilgrimage began at an early age when she joined Clover Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a soldier in the army of the Lord and was an example of God’s peace. Her commitment to Christ led to active involvement in the church. Among her many contributions of church-based service, most notable was her contribution of time to the Building Committee, resulting in the present structure. Peaches spent much of her time and resources to see to the completion of this building.
As a lover of her community, Peaches invested not only her faith, but much of her financial resources also. Many can attest to her generosity.
God sent Mr. Bobby Hall to be her soulmate. This happy couple was united in Holy Wedlock on July 3, 1988 by the Reverend Julius McDowell.
“Mrs. Mae Emma” lived a Christian life and because of her rich faith in God, she has now been rewarded the crown of life.
What a life to be cherished and remembered.
Mrs. Emma Black-Hall was known and loved as a great woman. Her life is a testimony of her faith and her unconditional love for her family, her church and her God. Job well-done Peaches. We’ll see you on the other side.