Mae Evelyn Hall was born on October 11, 1946, in Sparkman, Arkansas, to Valto and Elizabeth Dailey Hall. As a young child, her mother instilled in her to serve and have faith in the Lord. At a young age, she was baptized and became a member of New Mt. Zion AME Church in Carthage, Arkansas.
Mae Evelyn graduated from Sparkman Training School, Class of 1965. After graduation, she relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For several years, she was a successful business owner; Mae Evelyn never met a stranger. After the close of her business, Mae Evelyn continued to develop strong relationships with her community. Mae Evelyn met the love of her life Clayton “Preacher” Ealy, and to this union, two children were born, Trevor and Shuntae.
Often you would find her spending time with her grandchildren, playing pool, or planning to travel to the next Dailey-House reunion. Mae Evelyn was reserved in her demeanor, hardworking, compassionate, and independent. With these positive attributes, she became a supervisor for over 10 years at Zenith, until her health started to decline. During that time, her sister-in-law, Nancy, cared for her in Arkansas. Then Mae Evelyn relocated back to Milwaukee. There her special niece, Charletta Tribblet, cared for her up to her passing.
Mae Evelyn passed on to be with her Savior Saturday, July 15, 2023, in the care of St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus in Milwaukee. Mae Evelyn lived a beautiful life, filled with love, laughter, tears of sorrow and joy, a sprinkling of disappointments, overshadowed by many, many triumphs.
Mae Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Sidney Dean Hall.
Her gentle smile and sincere kindness will be cherished in the hearts and the spirit of her children, Trevor and Shuntae; her grandchildren, Kayla and Sherri Jones both of Las Vegas, NV; three brothers, Charles Hall, Tommy (Patricia) Hall both of Dallas, TX; Ronnie (Nancy) Hall of Arkadelphia, AR; host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends.
Public visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2023, at Williams Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at New Mt. Zion/St. John AME Church with Rev. J.L. Newborn, eulogist. The interment will be at Henderson Cemetery in Princeton, Arkansas.
Active pallbearers are Eric Jones, Courland Hall, Justin Jones, Sedrick Williams, Larry Hughes, and Glen Harrison. Honorary to mention are Roy Williams, Billy Williams, Charlie Matlock, Ray Owens, Tommy Danner, and Donald Crawford.