New chapel dedication, Jimmie Hale Mission

11.9.2007 by André Natta · Comments Off on New chapel dedication, Jimmie Hale Mission

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The Jimmie Hale Mission’s chapel at the newly relocated Shepura Men’s Center will be named Sunday in honor of its 90-year-old co-founder, Jessie Hale Downs. Her dedication and faith has withstood the tests of time and has helped shape the 63-year-old organization. Executive Director Tony Cooper will kick off the ceremony at 2 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to hear a testimony from a Mission client whose life has been transformed by the Jimmie Hale Mission ministries.

The former school teacher and her late husband, Jimmie Hale, started the Mission in 1944 as a storefront chapel to help the hungry, hurting and homeless. Jimmie soon passed away leaving his pregnant wife to carry out their vision. This single, working mom ran the Mission until 1990 relying on faith and surviving breast cancer.

The Jimmie Hale Mission is a Christian-based, 501c3 charitable organization that does not receive United Way funding. For more information, call 205-323-5878 or visit

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