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12/25/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Frances Hudgins Hatchett

Frances Hudgins Hatchett
(d. 25 Dec 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is sadness among us this Christmas Sunday morning.
 Frances Hudgins Hatchett, mother of Ronnie Hatchett of VA, Barry Hatchett ('63) of VA, and   David Hatchett ('65) of VA, and mother-in-law of   Linda DeShazo Hatchett ('65) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the age of 95.

From the Daily Press - 12/25/11:   

                  Frances Hudgins Hatchett


NEWPORT NEWS - Frances Hudgins Hatchett, 95, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.

Mrs. Hatchett was committed to God, her husband, and her family. She was a longtime member of Parkview United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hatchett was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 66 years, Henry.

Survivors include her sons, Ronnie J. Hatchett Sr. of Newport News, Barry Hatchett and his wife, Patsy of Goochland, David Hatchett and his wife, Linda of Yorktown; sister-in-law, Virginia Hatchett Watkins of Barboursville; grandchildren, Ronnie Hatchett Jr., Stephen Hatchett, Travis Hatchett, Cabell Hatchett; great-grandchildren, Julie, T.J., Eliza, and Charlie.


Frances and Henry Hatchett

The family would like to express their gratitude to her special caretakers Mary, Sandra, and Brittany.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Parkview United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carla Stearns and Chaplain David Lekarczyk officiating, with burial following at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Parkview United Methodist Church, 912 Briarfield Road, Newport News, VA 23605.

Arrangements in the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from December 25 to December 26, 2011.   
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December 25, 2011

Ronnie, David, and Barry, I enjoyed my time getting to know your mom over the past years and i am very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful woman. Shea.

December 26, 2011  

  Dear Cousins, Please know that Frances was loved very much by all of us, and she will be missed. You have my deepest sympathies on your loss. I feel sure Lester was waiting to greet her, and they had a wonderful pain-free reunion of their own. Much love, Marsha, Jennifer and Ashton.

~ Unsigned

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December 27, 2011

  David, Barry, and Ronnie,
I am so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. While she had a good, full life I'm sure, the loss of one so dear is difficult. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Joe Wingo, Charlotte, North Carolina

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Hatchett's entire family and their friends at this time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)

Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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