LeRoy Hall was born March 24, 1939 to John and Ida Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His father relocated the family to Washington, DC in 1941 after accepting a war department position with the Federal Government. LeRoy would often recall fond memories of he and his sister growing up on R street NW DC. In 1957, he graduated from McKinley High School and went on to major in engineering at Howard University.\n\nIn 1954, LeRoy, his mom Ida and sister Doris began to attend church services held by Pastor John Meares at The National Evangelistic Center on U St. NW. The church later moved to the old York Theater on Georgia Avenue and was renamed Evangel Temple. It was there that LeRoy joined the church youth group, the church choir, went witnessing with the youth, taught bible classes and ultimately met and married his wife Mary Ann Ellison from Norbeck, Maryland.\n\nIn 1963, LeRoy was drafted into the US Army. He and his new bride were stationed at "Fort Irwin" army base located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernadino, California. During that time they had their first child, Sonya in 1965.\n\nAfter returning to civilian life, LeRoy accepted a draftsman position with "McDavid Engineering Consultants" in DC. In 1967, his wife Mary Ann gave birth to their second child, LePrince. Not long after, LeRoy accepted a new position as a Design Technician with "Pepco". While there, he started a bible study, joined the company basketball team and became a longtime member of the "International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of the Local 1900 Union." After a 33 year career with Pepco he retired in 2000.\n\nThere were many facets to LeRoy's life. He was an avid basketball and volleyball player and was a member of several ball teams throughout the years...even well into his 60's. LeRoy was also very involved with the electric car community and loved everything that had to do with electric vehicles. He was one of the founding members of and served as secretary to the "Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington." He was a very dedicated member of this organization for over 40 years.\n\nLeRoy also enjoyed volunteering as a mentor to students at Phelps Career Center in NE. He helped start the "Electric Vehicle Program" there and was very dedicated to instructing the students on how to build an electric car. LeRoy was also a very skilled carpenter and mechanic. He could build almost any wood structure and repair almost any mechanical device. These skills were handed down to him from his father John and he ultimately passed these same skills down to his own son LePrince.\n\nLeRoy's greatest calling was to the community where he lived. He is still very well known for his political activism in the DC community. He was very astute in local and national politics in an effort to make sure that these institutions benefited the underserved. His activism targeted racial injustice, the displacement of low income and poor families in DC and the effect that corporate greed and racism had on black and brown people in his community. He also fought to improve the DC school system and he fought for the little man, the downtrodden and those left behind after the onset of DC's regentrification.\n\nOver the years, LeRoy has been interviewed by local news publications and has testified before many panels at numerous public hearings. He's collected many petition signatures, attended many rallies to help DC's overlooked citizens and marched in countless protests. He was also an excellent sketch artist, hence his long career as a Design Technician. He used those skills to design the many signs he carried as he marched in these protests. He loved DC and when it came to the needy in his community he didn't just give lip service. He took Proverbs 31:9 literally when it said "Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy."\n\nLeRoy was a faithful husband and provider to his loving wife of 58 years and also to his family. He and Mary Ann enjoyed taking road trips, watching basketball games together and their shared hobby of attending Saturday morning yard sales. He also took great interest in the lives of all his grandchildren and took even greater pleasure in watching them become the amazing people they are today. LeRoy and Mary Ann have demonstrated the true meaning of loving your fellowman. Over the years he and his wife have fed the homeless, provided protection, shelter, finances, clothing and so much more to so many who were truly in need. This is the legacy he leaves his family.\n\nOn November 16, 2021, the Lord called LeRoy home to be with Him. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Mary Ann Hall; his children Sonya Smoot & LePrince Hall (departed); his grandchildren Charde Smoot (departed), Derick Smoot & Cheryl Leuth (granddaughter in-love), Tyler Moore-Hall & Aidan Clark (great-grandson); his sister Doris Smoot & Johnny Smoot (brother in-law); his nephews Jahwarrior & Jahmarreh Smoot; his cousin Melvin Barnes and a host of extended family and dear friends.