Obituary of Florrie J. Hatch
Florrie Jean Atchison- Hatch was born to the parents of James Atchison and Nancy Lenore Green on March 31, 1933 in Yolanda, Alabama. She was the seventh of nine children Ann Winston (deceased), Ruth Miller (deceased), Clifton Atchison (deceased), Sarah L. King (deceased), John Atchison (decease), Marjorie Hall, Patricia Cameron (deceased) and James Gerald Atchison (deceased) all of Alabama. On June I, 1950 Florrie married Frazier M. Hatch and relocated to Buffalo NY in 1956. Florrie attended Abernant Elementary and Coaling High School in Abernant, Alabama. She accepted Christ at the age of 12 years old and was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Abernant, Alabama where she served as Vice President of the Baptist Training Union (BTU), on the Missionary Society and 2nd Assistant in her Sunday School Class.
At young age at the age 13 years old; she shared as a Surrogate Mother along with Sister Marjorie to Patricia and Gerald. Florrie learned and loved to cook at a young age of 13 and is known for her famous Banana Crème Pudding, Pound Cakes, Amish and Zucchini Bread. She won 2nd place dressmaker prize at the Tuscaloosa County Fair.
.In 1956, she joined the White rock Baptist Church - Pastor Buffalo NY. In 1963 she joined Gethsemane Baptist Church, Buffalo NY were all of her children were baptized and served on the Pastor Aide Committee, User Board, Missionary Society and sang in the Senior Choir. In 2003 she joined the Macedonia Baptist Church and years later returned to Gethsemane. In 1962 Florrie campaigned for Assemblymen Arthur O. Eve and worked at the Erie County Board of Election from 1967-2011
Florrie is survived by children Leslie Hatch, Cynthia Hatch and Connie Hatch. Grandchildren: Antonia Eubanks, Kevin White, Brandy Smith, Christopher Pitts and Cameron Pitts. Nineteen Great –grandchildren and five Great-great-grandchildren.
Florrie is preceded in death by Daughters Nancy Hatch and Gloria Hatch, Grandson Corey Pitts, and Granddaughters Camille Anderson, and Florrie Taylor.
She leaves to cherish her memory Goddaughter Lorraine Ballou-Bonner and the late Barbara Higgs, Special friends Mrs. Elsie Hawkins and family and Julia Bolden and family. Florrie is still known throughout Brewster Street neighborhood as “Grandma Hatch” and leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends