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Monica Cheryl Buddle Hall

March 20, 1948 — November 12, 2023


Monica Cheryl Hall, 75, passed away on Sunday, November 12th, 2023. Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, at 10 a.m. at New Hope Community Church, Shallowater. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Mortuary. Visitations will be held Monday, November 20th, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Griffin Mortuary. The pages of this book began for Monica Cheryl Buddle Hall on March 20th, 1948. She was born in the city of Colon Republic of Panama to the late Cristobal Alexander Buddle and Grace Marjorie Drakes Buddle. She spent her adolescent and teen years in the Republic of Panama, where she met and married her lifelong husband, Rev. Leonard Hall on December 23rd, 1967. During  these chapters of Pastor Hall’s life in 1980, she and her late husband, Rev. Leonard became the proud parents of their adopted son, Alvin Cristobal Hall. She also had two extended family members that she called her adopted daughters, Natalie Gilkey Johnson and Javonda Manahan. Her greatest achievement was the day she received the Lord Jesus as her Lord and Savior. At an early age on November 12th, 2023, the hands of God as the author and finisher of her faith closed the pages of her life at Wilshire Place Assisted Living Center. Monica moved to the United States in the late 60s. She attended Lubbock Christian University. She graduated with a degree in teaching. Monica became a citizen of the United States at the appropriate time according to United States Customs. She began her career employed by the Lubbock State School where she taught for approximately 3 years. Also, she taught at Brown Elementary for approximately 20 years. She retired from L.I.S.D. as a teacher after 33 years of service. Monica was very generous with her love, support, and guidance to all who graced her presence. Another one of her greatest achievements was her ability to instill in others the importance of reaching their maximum potential in life and to live by God’s Holy Word, while always putting her God first. Monica served as an associated minister at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church under Pastor Brown. She also served as associated minister at Unity Baptist Church in Lubbock under the leadership of Rev. R. D. Adams, when God called her to become the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Shallowater, in 1994. The church changed its name to New Hope Community Church in 1998, which she pastored for 29 years until she closed her eyes in death. Monica was a tremendous blessing to her son and her adopted daughters in aiding them in becoming productive members of society. She is preceded in death by her parents Cristabal Alexander Buddle and Grace Marjorie Drakes Buddle, stepmother Pearl Buddle, husband Leonard Hall, and son Alvin Cristobal Hall. She leaves to cherish her memory; siblings, alberto Aleiandro Bddle Drake, Albertina Ross, Amelia Buddle Rose, Obdulia Buddle, De Smith, Beatriz Robinson DeLorei, Emila Alonda Buddle, Mirna Lucilla Buddle Hooker, sharo Pamela Buddle, and Ariel Ned Buddle Howell; adopted daughters, Nataline Gilkey Johnson and Javonda Manahan both of Lubbock; her beloved church family of New Hope Community Church, sister-in-law Paula Small; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

New Hope Community Church

501 12th St., Shallowater, TX 79363

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