Donnette Hall, 73, of Burkes Garden, VA, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital in Tazewell, VA. Born September 22, 1940 in Farrar, TX, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Nettie Lindley Reese. Donnette graduated from Groesbeck, TX High School and attended Sam Houston State University, graduating with a degree in Business and a minor in English with a Teaching Certificate. She taught school in Texas at Damon ISD for two years and at Needville High School for thirty-two years where she taught typing, short-hand and note taking. One of her students was a Texas state champion in typing. She was very proud to be a part of the Needville Blue Jay family. Donnette was a sixth generation Texan and member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Reese.
Donnette is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jon Hall and her beloved dog Chipper, of Burkes Garden, VA; two sons, Bret Hall and his wife Kimberly of Burkes Garden, VA and Steven Hall and his wife Pamela of Spotsylvania, VA; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Reese of Stafford, TX; four grandchildren, Ethan Hall of Chicago, IL, Abby Hall of Columbus, OH, and Elizabeth and Emily Hall of Spotsylvania, VA.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Damon Public Cemetery in Damon, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage a memorial tribute to The Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the Needville High School Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 412, Needville, TX 77461.
Condolence messages may be written for the Hall family at www.garmanycarden.com.
Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.