June 15, 2014
On this father's day members of one local church are remembering their pastor of 37 years who was a father figure to many.
Dr. Elisha G. Hall was not only the former pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlottesville, but he also fought for civil rights.
Hall served on Charlottesville's city council in between 1980 and 1986.
Family and friends came out to a memorial service on Sunday, giving remarks about his legacy.
Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja also spoke about the work Hall did in the community.
Pastor Lehman Bates says he wants people to remember Hall’s wisdom and legacy.
“I believe what stands out for him is the fact that he was of diminutive size, but he lived a big life and I hope people remember him for that.”
Hall passed away on June 10th.