Hattie Mae Harvey
April 23, 1937 ~ October 2, 2021 (age 84)
Her graveside service was held on Sunday October 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Antioch Church Cemetery with Pastor Jermaine Shaw s in charge. Dixie Funeral Home (www.dixiefuneralhome.com) was in charge of the professional service
I was born April 23, 1937 in Hardeman County to JB Gibbs and Mary Johnson. I was blessed to have a host of siblings: Perlene, Oreal, Peggy, J.C., Nathan, Sharon; and four others who have gone before me: Girlene, Leo, Peter, and A.C.
From childhood, I learned the importance of putting God at the fore-front of my life, confessing my love of Christ at an early age. At the time of my passing, I was a proud member of Antioch Baptist Church in Whiteville, TN.
In 1962 I was married to JC Harvey. We shared a long matrimony that lasted until he received his wings in 2017. And if it’s true about reuniting with loved ones in heaven, what a reunion it will be to rejoin those who have gone before me! To my children Jeffery (Janice), Renay, Malissia, Wallace (Lenorah), and Antonio (Sandra), remember all that I’ve taught you, but more importantly the love that I’ve shown you. And I’ll be sure to greet your brother, (my son) Kevin as I meet him again. In addition to my children, I was blessed with 17 grandchildren; Cassandra, Justin (Taylor), Jeremy, Jenisha, Donnie II, Christian, Jar’Tavious, Christopher (Alexis), Joshua, Leila, Antonio II, Shirrice, Susie, Javon, Tierny, Ja’Kharion, and Kylee and 17 great-grandchildren. I was also blessed with my aunt, Irene Joy. As you can imagine I was always surrounded by family.
So, to my family and friends, don’t consider this a farewell. I will be with you in the many memories we were blessed to have. So please don’t focus on loss, instead focus on love. And there was plenty of it. And I know there still will be when you think of me and the times we shared. But with those good times, were also some filled with pain. And my God knew. He saw me tossing in my bed of pain, and God with his big heart was touched with pity, everlasting pity. And He said, go down death, go down, go down and bring her to me...”
And so here I am, taking my rest with a smile on my face as I thanking God for the life I lived on Earth; but now I am in my eternal home. So, “weep not, weep not. I am not dead; I am resting in the bosom of Jesus.”
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