On April 7, 1947, The late John Harvie and Willie Mae Hatcher started their family welcoming a beautiful baby girl they named Mary Nell Hatcher.
Mary who was affectionally called Mernell, Mernz, Aunt Nellie Poo, and Mama Poo attended and graduated from J.J Jones in 1965. After graduation, she continued her education at Band Beauty College in Charlotte, NC becoming a licensed beautician. She watched children throughout the community and became a mother figure to many.
Mernell started her love for Christ at an early age. She joined Mallalieu Jones United Methodist church where she served on many organizations until her health declined. She was also faithful visiting other churches in the surrounding Areas. She adopted Bishop Givens from Abundant Life Ministries to become her Bishop whom she loved dearly until the end.
On October 12, 2020 , Mary heard a call from Jesus saying , Job well done thy good and faithful servant, Take your rest. Our sweet sister, friend, Mernz, Aunt Nellie Poo, and Mama Poo answered the call and went to be with the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Her Maternal Grandparents George and Ada Hatcher, her Maternal Grandparents James William and Nellie Virginia Tucker. And one sister Marie Hatcher Graham.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her devoted sisters, Carolyn George, Doris Roberts, and Louise Hatcher from Mount Airy, NC. Her nieces and nephews who she assisted in raising, Roger (Claudia) Roberts, Johnathan “Craig” Hatcher, Anthony “Tyrone” Roberts, Richard (Stephanie) Roberts, and Jasmine Hatcher. Her Grand nieces and nephews, Dominion Gray Hatcher, Jaleen Hatcher, Elizabeth “Libby” Hatcher and Amari Roberts and Zayden Roberts. Great-great nephews; Dominon Jr. and Christopher Hatcher. A special cousin that grew up in the house with her affectionally called “sister-cousin” Thomasena Russell. Two goddaughters ZeZe Burgess and Tara Benson; A host of other other close relatives and friends.
Public Viewing and Celebration of Life will be held at:
Jones Family Resource Center
215 Jones School Road
Mount Airy, NC 27030
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