Obituary of Hattie Delorse Hedgepeth
Hattie Delores Hedgepeth was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She departed this life and gained her angel wings on May 4, 2023. She was 86 years old.
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She was born August 19, 1936, to Raymond and Katherine (Ray) Tollett. She spent her childhood in Chattanooga, TN. It was there she met the man who become her life-long husband, Virgil Eugene Hedgepeth, when his Navy ship visited her hometown. They married on August 16, 1956 in Tampa, FL.
They settled down in Tampa and started a family. Their children – Troy Edward and Carl David– were the light of her life. She adored being a “hands-on” mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Virgil E. Hedgepeth, her sons, Troy and Carl Hedgepeth, and a long list of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Funeral Service is scheduled at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL, Wednesday, May 24, at 2:00 PM.
The family would like to say a special word of thanks to the staff of Fresenius Kidney Care Bradenton, HCA Florida Blake Hospital, and Casa Mora Rehabilitation & Extended Care. Our mother was blessed to have known every person at these facilities who were involved in her care.