On March 21, 2016 Sara West Hall (Mrs. T.D. Hall) relocated. She moved from the earthly tent into the safe arms of Jesus to await the great resurrection. Those who knew her well loved to hear her sing. She played the piano well even after some severe memory deterioration. Actually her life was a song full of harmony and heart. At an early age she aligned her heart with the sound of heaven. She heard the harmony of God’s word and loved it.
Though T.D. wasn’t all that good at singing (though he loved to try), he and Sara made a beautiful duet as they delighted the thousands who came to know them through the years. They reared children who caught the sound, and they too extended the effect over many miles. The two of them were models for marriage and ministry for literally thousands.
Sara grew up in Headland, Alabama only 20 miles from the farm where T.D. was reared. They met and together engaged upon the challenge of higher education for the purpose of effectively representing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Skimpy fare was no deterrent for those two whose faith was in the faithfulness of God while their love was secure in each other. She was no country singer, but she always “stood by her man.” They pastored churches, traveled to lead evangelistic meetings and church revivals, as they made disciples. Sara was always on, ready to sit and pray or jump in and play the piano with equal peace and dignity. All the while she kept the home front secure, rearing three strong boys and one beautiful girl.
Her smile will be remembered by the multitudes that were uplifted by her encouraging words no matter the circumstances. Hundreds viewed her as the mother they never had. Her fame has gone far and wide as one likened to the woman described in Proverbs 31.
We haven’t lost her. We know where she is. But we do miss her because she added to our lives each time she touched us. We shall go to her some day and rejoice in the reunion, but we are sure that it will only be a glance for all our eyes will be focused on the original song, song writer, singer, and the music. She has found the source of her song, and we too will be so enthralled that we can’t take our eyes off him except for a short glance. Until then we shall be grateful for the sound she has left echoing in our hearts. It is Sara’s song. She heard it from Jesus.
Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church of Euless Texas, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM.