Hattie M Anderson was born on February 23, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Laura Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Harold and John Barton and her beloved son, Martez. She graduated from Wendell Phillips High School where she attended classes with Sam Cooke.
Mother Hattie accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of First Tabernacle Community Church where she served as the president of the Mother's Board and president of the Missionary Board. She read her bible dutifully and relied on Scripture for guidance and direction in her daily life. Mother Hattie loved the Lord deeply and was a faithful servant until the end.
Mother Hattie was a dedicated employee at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years where she worked in the Microbiology Lab. She was a knowledgeable and capable Union Stewart who worked diligently to protect the rights of her coworkers. She was the treasurer for her block club and the recipient of numerous service awards and accolades for her dedication to her job, her community and especially her church.
Mother Hattie was tremendously loved by many; she always had a kind word or a soft touch for everyone she knew. She loved and nurtured her family, her extended family and many others who were not related to her by blood, but by circumstances. She truly loved people and people truly loved, trusted and respected Mother Hattie.
Mother Hattie is survived by her loving husband, Ray; her cherished daughter, Sandra McConico (Andre); her brother Samuel Barton; granddaughters, Marla McConico (Craig) and Paige Dawson; grandson Martez Jackson, Shawn (Yolanda) and Curtis Dawson; great granddaughters Marquita Hodges (Anthony) and Kewauna Lerma (Tyrone); great grandson, Kevin Lerma; great, great granddaughter Marcayla Cowsen, a very special cousin, Annie Jackson, and a host of other friends and family - too numerous to mention here.