The Life of
Deacon Bernard Herschel Batie
Bernard Herschel Batie was born March 9, 1947 in Kansas City, Kansas to Littlie N. Batie and Oneida Garnett Batie. He was educated in Kansas City, Kansas school district attending Douglass, Northeast and Sumner High School. He accepted Christ at an early age at Mason Memorial United Methodist Church.
After graduation, he attended Junior College in Los Angeles, CA but soon returned to Kansas City. He worked at Colgate-Palmolive Manufacturing Plant for over 30 years, retiring as a Base Plant Control Operator in 2002.
Bernard married the love of his life, Jacqueline Anderson and to this union three children were born. He joined Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and served in many capacities, lastly as Chairperson of the Deacon board until his untimely passing.
Deacon Batie was a scholar of all topics and was known to give advice to his children and family. He was a faithful member of the Olive Branch Lodge #74 where he served in many positions. Most importantly, he was a student of the bible and spent many hours reading, studying and learning about the work and teachings of Jesus Christ. He, along with his wife taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and faithfully served their church.
His community involvement included: President of Neighborhood Association, Parent-Teacher Association, Optimist Club, little league t-ball, basketball and football coach and supporter of all positive youth activities.
Bernard was proceeded in death by his father, mother, sister, Lenita Bailey and granddaughter, Amya.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving wife, Jacqueline Batie; children, Tanika Lloyd; Bernard L. and Jerard Batie, all of Kansas City, Kansas and Cheleitha DePriest,
Anaheim, CA. Grandchildren, Taron, DeKayla, and Dekoven. Nieces, Rhonda and Latoya Bailey, a devoted aunt Doris Choate, Los Angeles, CA. and a host of other family and friends.
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