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Neta Faye (Rook) Hall


Neta Faye (Rook) Hall was born in Waco, Texas, July 2, 1936 to Marion O’Neta (Winn) Rook and Richard Leeland Rook.  Neta Faye grew up in Marquez and lived most of her adult life there raising a family.  After marrying Don Hall, they moved to Rockdale for a time, but ended up back in Marquez.  In later life when health issues deemed it necessary, Neta Faye and Don moved to Bryan.
Neta Fay was preceded in death by her parents, Neta & Darwin Grayson and Leeland & Elsie Rook; granddaughters, Missy, Heather & Taylor and grandson, Payden.
She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, Don Hall; children, Richard Hines, Diane Garrett, Jennie Sketers, Melinda Espe and Mitchel Hines, Donna McGee and husband, David, Sherry Bell and husband, Steve, Don Hall, Jr. and wife, Barbara, Dean Hall, Shirley Alexander and husband, Jimmy, Debra Gersbach and Karen Smith; brother, Richard Rook and wife, DeeAnn; sister, Patricia Chase and husband, Levi.  She is also survived by twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild, Jentry, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.
Neta Faye was multi-talented.  Not only was she a great mother, she was a fantastic baker, seamstress, beautician and artist.  She baked some amazing cakes for her children when they were younger.  She also sewed her daughter’s wedding dresses, as well as, dresses for numerous others in Marquez.  She was an avid reader and was the best Scrabble player ever!  No one could beat her.  It would be remiss if her love of shoes was not mentioned.  Anyone who knew her knew she loved her shoes!
There just aren’t enough words to describe what a wonderful person Neta Faye was.  Her love for all babies and the will to make them hers was boundless.  She never met a stranger in a store or restaurant.  She always wanted to speak to people, especially if they were carrying a baby!  She was always willing to accept anyone her kids brought home and feed and clothe them, if necessary.  The only thing she might not have been generous with was her chocolate!
Neta Faye passed away December 9, 2018 following a lengthy illness at the age of eighty-two years.  Funeral services were held 10 A.M., Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Marquez Baptist Church in Marquez, Texas.  Pastor Billy Bob Evans officiated the service, assisted by Pastor Charlie Robinson.  Interment followed in the Marquez Cemetery.
Pallbearers:  Robert Garrett, Ryan Hall, Liz Leggett, Scott McGee, Joseph Hines, Steven Bell, Jentry Clary
Honorary Pallbearers:  Grandchildren of Neta Faye Hall
Walters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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