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Christine W. Hatcher

Obituary for Christine W. Hatcher

September 4, 1933 - May 16, 2021
Warrenton, Virginia | Age 87


Our beloved Christine Winifred Hatcher, also affectionately known as Chris, Chrissy, Sis, Mom, Grandma, GG (Great Grandma), Aunt Tine, and the lady that laughs the loudest in the room departed this life to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 16th, 2021.

On September 4, 1933 Christine was born in Bracey, Virginia as the fourth child out of eight children from the union of John Henry Valentine and Elnora Drumgold Valentine. Preceded her in death are her parents, five brothers, one sister, three sister in-laws, and one grandchild. Remaining to cherish her memories are her sister Doris Valentine, two sister in-laws Ida and Shirley Valentine. Christine met and married Saint Paul Macklin Sr. (deceased), and out of that union they begot four children: Gayle Garrison, Saint Paul Macklin Jr., Sheila Wright, and Thomas Macklin (Tracy). Also, ten grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren and counting. In later years she became a devoted and loyal wife to Melvin Hatcher Sr.(deceased) of whom she retired with in Semora, North Carolina and (stepmother to Melvin Hatcher Jr.) She will be missed by a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, family, and friends.

Christine was educated in Mecklenburg County Virginia Schools where she graduated in 1951. She resided and worked in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and North Carolina performing various jobs until she retired to enjoy her life with her husband, Melvin Hatcher, Sr. (deceased).

As a widow she moved to Warrenton, Virginia in 2015 where she lived out her remaining years. She attended Oak Shade Baptist Church; however, she never relinquished her membership since childhood at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bracey, Virginia. While residing in North Carolina she was a faithful attendee at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. During her years in Baltimore, Maryland she attended St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, later named the Church of the Holy Covenant in East Baltimore.

With fond memories of all her dear friends established in life, she truly enjoyed her newfound friendships (especially Mrs. Bessie Poles). Her greatest pleasures included taking field trips, playing bingo, crafts, and many other activities at the Fauquier County Senior Citizen Center. We would like to extend our gratitude with a special thanks to the center's friends and staff.

The family would like to thank God for blessing us with her the greatest gift that anyone could ever ask for. She had a loving heart and a funny personality. She loved to read the bible, dance, tell jokes, do word find puzzles, talk on the phone, and put a smile on everyone's face that she encountered.

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