John Henry Hallett, 75, departed this life on March 17, 2019, surrounded by his family, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was born on April 21, 1943, in Wattsville, Va., to the late Robert Hallett and Mary (Hickman) Hallett.
After the death of his father, Hallett’s mother moved to Delaware. He attended school in the Accomack Public School System, as well as Frankford Elementary School and William C. Jason High School. In 1962, he moved to Maryland.
Hallett was united in marriage to Sandra Urseline Taylor on April 30, 1979.
Throughout the years, Hallett held various jobs: truck driver at H&H Poultry, crane operator at Showell Poultry and, finally, forklift operator for Perdue Farms before his retirement. He received an award for being a safe driver while working at H&H.
Hallett was a member of St. Matthew’s Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Elder Mamie T. Mitchell and the Rev. Louise Williams. He was ordained chairman deacon. He held many positions in the church, such as maintenance man, bus driver, cook and helper for anything that needed to be done.
He had fought a courageous battle since 2006 and will be deeply missed.
Hallett was preceded in death by his siblings William “Bill” Holden, Ronald “Ronnie” Hallett, Robert “Bae Bae” Hallett, Ernest Hallett, Roland Camp and Mabel Fletcher; two daughters, Johnna Janee Hallett and Candace “Candy” Taylor; a niece, Brenda Smith; and a nephew, Junior Fletcher.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Sandra “Urseline” Hallett of Bishopville, Md.; his children Ellery Lamb of Georgetown, Del., Jeffrey Taylor Sr. of Bishopville, Johnita Hallett of Bishopville, Winona Coleman and her husband, Edward, of Plano, Texas, and Lynette Blackwood of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Leikia Hallett of New Brunswick, N.J., Kentrell Hallett and Jamaal Hallett of Bishopville, Jeffrey Taylor Jr. and his wife, Daisey, of Seaford, Del., Tiffani Blackwood and Erika Blackwood of Arlington, Texas, and Taylore Coleman and Xavier Coleman of Plano, Texas; sisters, Minnie “Ann” Hallett of Georgetown and Gloria “Marie” Hallett of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sisters-in-law. Agnes Holden of Wilmington, Del., Zakiyya Salahudin of Selbyville, Del., Fredia Eley of Milton, Del., and Onedia Purnell and her husband, Bucky, of Seaford, Del.; six great-grandchildren; a good friend, Linda Thomas of Georgetown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.
A funeral service and celebration of Hallett’s life were to be held March 23, 2019, at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Bishopville, Md. The Most Rev. Roland E. Mifflin was to officiate, and the Most Rev. Elbert C. Davis was to be the eulogist. Interment was to follow at the Zoar Golden Acres Cemetery in Bishopville, Md. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.