Gladys M. HatchettNovember 28, 1923 ~ September 19, 2017 (age 93)
Gladys M. Hatchett
Life’s Journey of 93 Years
O Lord Our Lord how excellent is Your name in all the Earth! God, who is infinite in His wisdom, lovingly picked a beautiful flower of many fragrances, Gladys M. Hatchett from her earthly labor to her eternal reward Tuesday, September Nineteenth in the year of our Lord and Savior Two Thousand Seventeen. She was born November 28, 1923 in Auvergne, Arkansas to the union of Oliver Hatchett and Cornelius Tolerson Hatchett.
She accepted Christ at an early age in Blackville, Arkansas, but became an ambassador servant for Christ when she joined Eight Street Baptist Church February 10, 1952. She served on many Ministries in the Church; Kitchen Committee, B.T.U. various Choir Ministries, Mission Ministry and attended Sunday School. She loved her Church Family and was always available to help wherever needed. She was a serving servant, always willing to help the sick in their homes, or the nursing homes. In 1992, she was awarded the Vice President of the Year from the KVD Missionary Ministry. In 2002, she was inducted in the Hall Of Fame of the Kansas Baptist Missionary of the Missionary Baptist State Convention Of Kansas.
Gladys completed her High School Education at Brinkley Academy in Arkansas. Upon moving to Kansas, she worked in several factories for many years. In 1963, she began working for Armour Swift-Eckrich Company. She was presented a plaque in appreciation for her many years of faithful and loyal service to the company, where she retired in 1989. She worked for many years on the Democratic Committee. Whenever the Church took a bus trip to the National Convention for many years, Gladys was always known for bringing her famous cookies, fried chicken, and other tasty treats on their trips. She loved to travel with her friends. They traveled to Australia, Germany, France, and went on several cruises with her Church Buddies.
She was preceded in death by; son, Dexter James; daughter, LaVerne G. James; two sisters, Mable Dillingham Epps; and Geneva Sneed; two brothers, Odell Hatchett; and Arnell Hatchett; three grandchildren, Cain Cloud; Darnell James; and Constina Holbert.
Her memories will forever be cherished by two daughters, Shirley Brown (Fred) of Independence, Kansas; and Joyce Wyatt (Moses) of Kansas City, Kansas; grandson, Dominick James; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; She leaves one sister, Doris Bennett of Detroit, Michigan; and a host of fantastic nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful dear friends.
We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face, before it folds its fragrance in and bids the world good-night in a gentler place, but we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost or forgotten. Your memory will forever be a sweet fragrance etched and engrained in our hearts.