JOSHUA ANDREW HALL
Joshua Andrew Hall went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the age of 43. He passed away at the “Evelyn House Hospice Center” in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
He was born in Normal, Illinois on June 28, 1977 to Rev. James H. Hall and Helen Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Rice Hall. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Julie Elizabeth Hall Green and her husband, Paul M. Green; one niece, Isabella Elizabeth Green; two nephews, Andrew James Green, Ethan Michael Green; two uncles, one aunt, many cousins, and second cousins, as well as a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his fraternal grandparents, Rev. John F. and Rev. Cuba Hill Hall; his maternal grandparents, Marvin E. Rice and Una Belle Hogan Rice: two aunts, Evelyn Looper and Judith Ann Glasgow; and one uncle, Lyle M. Rice.
Services: His private family burial will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Bethel Cemetery, 17500 Old Manchester Road, in Wildwood, Missouri.
He will have two Memorial Services. The first will be Saturday, September 12, at West County Assembly of God, 13431 North Outer 40, in Chesterfield, MO. Service will begin at 11 am, with visitation prior at 9:45-10:45 am.
The second service will be Saturday, September 19, at Central Assembly of God, 1301 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO. Service will begin at 11 am with visitation from 9:45-10:45 am.
Joshua had extensive heart surgeries, leading to a Heart Transplant at age 17 in 1995. He had his transplanted heart for 25.5 years. With complications along the way, and many hospitalizations, he managed to graduate from Hillcrest High School in Springfield, MO in 1995, and received a BA Degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1999 with a degree in English Literature. He was an avid reader, a skilled photographer, a great pencil artist, and took many courses online to learn about videography, and live streaming, which led to part time employment at West County Assembly of God working with the Media department.
Joshua loved all aspects of his job, and he had a special love and appreciation for his media team members. Along with his job, he also loved the STL Cardinals, the STL Blues, and his beloved golf game. He loved his niece and nephews and did much to mentor them and gave great input into their lives. Joshua was especially grateful and loving to his parents and family.
We want to give special appreciation to all of his doctors, nurses, and support staff at STL Childrens Hospital, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center, as well as Evelyn’s House doctors, nurses and techs for Hospice care. They were so skilled and helpful to him, and Joshua loved and respected them. He was so grateful for the loving care they extended to him over the years, and recently. We will always be grateful to a wonderful family who donated their son’s heart so that Josh could live another 25+ years longer. We also want to give a deep appreciation to Rev. Ron Barefield, who has managed the Heart Transplant Fund that was set up 25 years ago in Josh’s name, to help with his many medical expenses, as funds were available. We are deeply indebted to all of these people who have been such a blessing to Joshua, and our family.
Most of all, Joshua loved his Lord Jesus. He was a strong man of faith which began early in his life. He gave his heart to Jesus at the age of 3 at his Mother’s knee. He memorized many Bible verses which held him in good stead when he was facing many of his heart health issues through the years. His faith and consistent prayer life helped him to endure so much pain and suffering . He was known to be extremely tolerant and patient as he faced many health challenges, and was an inspiration to many people who observed the pain he endured at various times of his life. Joshua was a precious, beloved son, brother, uncle, and cousin, and he was loved by all those who knew him throughout his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to:
The Josh Hall Heart Transplant Fund, c/o Barefield and Associates, POB 6005, Springfield, MO 65801
The BJC Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis