Continuing The Celebration For

Dierdra Hall
Sunrise: December 6, 1961 – Sunset: December 6, 2021

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Dierdra (Dee) Michelle Wiley was born on December 6th, 1961 to Jocelyn Wiley and Paul Broussard at Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston, Texas. During her lifetime she resided in Reedswood and Sunnyside, Houston Texas before later settling into Pearland, Texas with her husband, Russell. Dierdra attended Clinton Park elementary, Woodson Middle School, and Worthing High School before attending Prairie View A&M University, where she graduated in 3 years with her Bachelors in Education. She later returned to Prairie View and obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling. Dierdra became an Educator and taught for 40 years.
In the fall of 1980 while attending Prairie View A&M University, Dierdra fulfilled a life-long dream and joined the illustrious sorority of Alpha Kappa Alpha. The sisterhood she gained was a true source of joy in her life that she later shared and passed on to her daughter, Lindsey.
Dierdra began her teaching career immediately after college at the age of twenty at her alma mater, Woodson Middle School. Dierdra loved writing and was an avid reader. She taught English-Language Arts at Woodson Middle School for 30 years. Dierdra loved her Woodson family and gained many lifelong friendships working there. After leaving Woodson she transitioned to Galena Park ISD where she found an even deeper appreciation for teaching and gained a new diverse group of friendships that she held very dear to her heart. Teaching was a true passion for Dierdra, and her work reflected it. For the lifetime of her 40-year career, she maintained high standardized test scores and was consistently recognized by her school district for her outstanding achievements. In 2018 she was awarded Teacher of the Year while working at North Shore Elementary. She loved connecting with the students and became good friends with many of them after they left her classroom.
Dierdra met the love of her life, Russell Hall, in 1987 at the wedding of her college friend turned sister-in-law, Karen. Dierdra loved Russell because he was kind, family-oriented, smart, protective, and could fix anything. Dierdra and Russell dated for two years before marrying on New Years Eve in 1989. In the fall of 1991 they welcomed their first child, Lindsey Camille. In 1998, Dierdra gave birth to her second child, the sole grandson to carry on the Hall last name, Sterling Bernard. As a wife and mother Dierdra was devoted, fun, loving, and supportive. Her welcoming spirit and infectious personality made her home with Russell the focal point of many family gatherings and parties.
Dierdra was family-oriented and maintained close relationships with her mother Jocelyn, uncle Cornel, brother Reginald, uncle Steve, aunt Joyce, cousin Maurice, and father Daddy Allen. She loved her sister-in-law’s Jan and Kay, and was a devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews Nick, Kitty, Brooklyn, Tony, and Tim. She leaves behind two loving aunts in Atlanta, Merline and Jeraline. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Robert Wiley and biological father Paul Broussard.
In her past-time, Dierdra loved connecting with friends, reading, listening to rap music, being a night-owl, and staying up to date on pop culture. She valued relationships and was a supportive friend and listening ear to many.
Dierdra gave her life to Christ at an early age and was an active member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church. She lived a life of faith and was a prayer warrior for many. She enjoyed attending bible study and being a Communion Steward.
Dierdra will be fondly remembered and missed by her best friends Damita Daniels, Jackie Stephens, and Dr. Audrey Sanders.

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