2012-11-22 / Obituaries

Drucilla Hall

Services for Drucilla “Dru” Hall, 67, of Texarkana, Ark., and formerly of Lindale, were held Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Downtown Baptist Church in Texarkana with Rev. Dennis Gibbons and Rev. Jason York officiating.

Interment was under the direction of the Texarkana Funeral Home.

“Dru’’ Hall died Nov. 9, at her after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She is now home, safe with her Lord, free and whole.

She was born June 7, 1945, in Lindale. After graduating from Lindale High School in 1963, she attended Tyler Junior College. She lived most of her life in Texarkana.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leroy and Bonnie Linnstaedter, her brother, Henry Linnstaedter and her sister, Sophia O’Neal.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Jon D. Hall of Texarkana, Ark., one son, Todd Douglas Hall of San Diego, Calif., one brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Julie Linnstaedter of Jonesboro, Ark., one sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Guy Ingram of Longview, a brotherin law, Glenn O’Neal of Brenham, Texas, and a brother-in-law and sister in-law, William and Sandra Hall of North Carolina. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews and a host of friends who loved her dearly.

Ms. Hall devoted her life to enriching the lives of others through her church and a wide variety of charitable organizations. She worked with the American Heart Association, Medical Auxiliary, Gideon Auxiliary, and was a charter member of the Quality Hill Neighborhood Association. She worked with her husband to restore the George and Ida Bottoms residence and its place on the National Registry of Historic Homes.

Dru loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a walking, talking, living example of God’s love and was an active member of Downtown First Baptist Church where one of her greatest joys was working with children. She spent many hours reaching out and bringing children to Jesus.

Not only did Dru have a heart for children, but she also had a heart for animals. She rescued many puppies and kittens over the years. After she nursed them to health she would find loving homes for them.

Memorials may be made to: Downtown First Baptist Church, 401 Pine Street, Texarkana, Texas, 75501, or American Cancer Society, 5501 Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Texas, 75503., or to the Animal Shelter, 203 Harrison Street, Texarkana, Ark. 71854.

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