Sara Hope Fitchett Hall

Published 4:25 pm Friday, July 28, 2017

Mrs. Sara Hope Fitchett Hall, 90, formerly of Hallander Drive, Mocksville, and recently of Bermuda Village, Bermuda Run, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Bermuda Village Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Hall was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Erwin, to the late Carl Evander and Virginia Beatrice Tilley Fitchett and spent her youth in Dunn.  She attended Meredith College, Raleigh, and UNC Chapel Hill. She married Robert Buckner Hall of Mocksville in 1948. Her life’s work centered around home and family unlike the men who worked in the community.  Mrs. Hall was an active member of First Baptist Church, Mocksville, where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Girls Auxiliary groups. She was dedicated to her family and to their well being. During her children’s growing up years, her community activities supported their interests. Her leadership presence was prominent in all of her children’s endeavors – Scouts, PTSA, athletic events and dance recitals.  Mrs. Hall, always with style and grace, supported Mr. Hall in the numerous local, state and national organizations in which he held leadership positions. On her own account, Mrs. Hall was president of the Rowan/Davie Chapter of the Women’s Auxiliary of the N.C. Pharmaceutical Association, Davie Representative of the N.C. Historical Society, and a member of the Davie Planning Board, the Board of Trustees of Campbell University, Mocksville Woman’s Club, and Mocksville Garden Club. Mrs. Hall was an accomplished seamstress and talented designer in many disciplines. These were skills she shared with young people who were interested in acquiring them. Her greatest gift was as a warm and welcoming hostess. Whether sodas and chips for her children’s friends, an evening reception for a new bride and groom, coffee in the morning for the speaker at the Masonic Picnic, a Coca Cola party “to meet” a newcomer to Mocksville, or hundreds of other occasions both spontaneous or planned to the last detail, her house on Hallander Drive was available and ready as a gathering place for friendship and exchange of ideas in a comfortable, lovely and gracious home setting which put all at ease. Mrs. Hall was a person of quiet but profound faith which sustained her through the losses that confronted her. Her strength of character, warmth, loving nature, curiosity, energy, imagination, loyalty and grace are her legacy.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Buckner Hall; 2 sons, Robert Buckner “Buck” Hall Jr. and Carl Stacy Hall; a son-in-law, Henry M. Tate; 2 sisters; and a brother.

Survivors:  a brother, Jon Preston Fitchett of Raleigh; a daughter, Hope Hall Tate of New York, N.Y.; 2 daughters-in-law, Dixie Walker Hall of Pine Knoll Shores, and Deborah Davis Hall of Blufton, S.C.; 3 grandchildren, Kristen Anne Hall of Honolulu, HI, Robert Buckner “Tripp” Hall III (Janelle) of Denver, Colo. and Evander Stacy Hall of Charleston, S.C.; and 2 great-granddaughters, Rylee T’aya Marin of Honolulu, HI and Vera Jade Hall of Denver, Colo.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31 at First Baptist Church, Mocksville, with the Rev. A. Shane Nixon officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 30 at Eaton Funeral Home, Mocksville and at home 138 Hallander Drive, Mocksville Saturday, July 29 from 1-3 p.m.

Memorials: Davie Community Foundation, PO Box 546, Mocksville; or Storehouse For Jesus Pharmacy, 675 E. Lexington Road, Mocksville.