Sept. 26, 1940 – Aug. 6, 2022
Emmer Dean Hatcher, 81, of Sandy Hook, died at her place of residence in Hattiesburg. Born Sept. 26, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Glasco Hatcher and Wessie Mae Hatcher.
Mrs. Hatcher Joined Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She served as youth director for many years taking youth to retreats and conventions and she served as secretary of Sunday School. She was also a member of the choir, Eastern Star, NAACP, and the American Red Cross.
She attended Southern University in New Orleans and worked for Pioneer Aerospace Corp. and retired after over 50 years. She loved church, fishing, traveling and watching sports.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Alfonso, Cleveland, Clifton and Eugene Hatcher; her sister, Zadie Mingo.
Survivors are her daughter, Sysena Hatcher White of Las Vegas, NV; one granddaughter, Jhanique (Aveyon) Jackson of Las Vegas, NV; two great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Hatcher; her special nieces, Maria Johnson of Hattiesburg, Gloria (Wiley) Pittman of Sandy Hook; three Godsons, Clifford Gillard, John Mingo and Ronnie Pittman.
A funeral service was Aug. 20, 2022, at First Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Sandy Hook, with Rev. Loran Pigott officiating and rendering the eulogy, interment in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roger Johnson, Akeem Pittman, Montez Mingo, Rondale Johnson, Clifford Gillard and Darryl Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Hatcher, Marques Perkins, Deondray Hatcher, Aveyon Jackson, Terry Ward, Glenn Covington, Kirk Hatcher, Michael Zacharie, Wiley Pittman and Cameron Jackson.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.