Adams announces the passing of Mrs. Hattie Easterling McMillian, 96, who transitioned on Saturday, August 6, 2022 surrounded by family.
Adams announces funeral services for Mrs. Hattie McMillian which will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Cumberland Memorial Gardens Cemetery 4509 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304.
On Saturday, August 6, 2022, Hattie Easterling McMillian was called home at the age of 96. Surrounded by the warmth and love of her family, she passed away peacefully at home in Savannah, Georgia.
Hattie was born on March 26, 1926 in Bennettsville, South Carolina to William and Estella Easterling. When her family moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, Hattie grew up and put down roots there. She started her career, as well as, a family with her husband of 50 years. On May 5, 1946, Hattie married James T. McMillian, Sr. Through this union Hattie and James had 3 children and created a legacy of love and family.
Hattie is survived by her brother Solomon Easterling (Lettie) of Columbia, MD, her children, Gratchen Roberson (Chester II) of Savannah GA, James T. McMillian II (Vergie) of Charlotte, NC, and Donald McMillian (Patricia) of Somerset, NJ. Hattie has been blessed to have 8 grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. Hattie is predeceased by her husband James and her siblings Stella, William, Phyllis, and Harold.
Hattie lived a full life. She enjoyed traveling, shopping and had a green thumb when it came to taking care of her plants. As matriarch of the family, she enjoyed large family gatherings and instilled a closeness of family that will live in our hearts forever. Hattie was truly loved and will be dearly missed.
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you
You taught us love and how to fight
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best
And now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.
John 14:27- Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
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