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Ruthie Lee Hatton

February 10, 1928 - September 9, 2013
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Ruthie Lee Newsome Hatton was born on February 10, 1928 to Rufus Lee and Audalia Tessie Newsome in Simonton, Texas. She was the first of twelve children born to this union. She was the first grandchild for Mack and Rebecca Newsome and Johnny and Evelena Banks. Ruthie was much adored and loved by her parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles and that love sprouted within her and spread over everyone she came in contact with. Being raised in a God fearing home, her parents taught her about the Almighty God, so Ruthie accepted Christ at the tender age of twelve years old, under the leadership of the Rev. Sonny Banks at the Lively Hope...
Ruthie Lee Newsome Hatton was born on February 10, 1928 to Rufus Lee and Audalia Tessie Newsome in Simonton, Texas. She was the first of twelve children born to this union. She was the first grandchild for Mack and Rebecca Newsome and Johnny and Evelena Banks. Ruthie was much adored and loved by her parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles and that love sprouted within her and spread over everyone she came in contact with.

Being raised in a God fearing home, her parents taught her about the Almighty God, so Ruthie accepted Christ at the tender age of twelve years old, under the leadership of the Rev. Sonny Banks at the Lively Hope Baptist Church in Simonton, Texas. After finishing her elementary and junior high education she graduated from J. O. Williams High School in Wallis, Texas in May, 1945. Her mode of transportation was her trusty horse.

She met and married Major Spates in June of 1947 and to this union two children were born. She married Robert Lee Hatton, Sr. on September 27, 1952 and to this union, seven children were born. She and Robert loved and raised their nine children until his death on August 12, 1974. Ruthie persevered and raised her nine children in the love and admonition of God and to love and support family in unity. Ruthie was a hard worker and retired from the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. She served as Secretary for the Sr. & Jr. Women auxiliary, Associate Director of the Youth Round-Up for Christ, Assistant Teacher in the Sunday school and in the Women auxiliary, along with several other offices. She was an active member of the Christian Women's Fellowship of America, The Mother of the Church and responsible for the Eucharist and mentoring younger women. She served tirelessly at Now Faith Christian Center under Pastor R. Nicholas Spiller until her demise. She conducted bible studies out of her home for the neighborhood children, provided shelter, food, clothing, and financial support to innumerable people over her lifetime but most of all she walked the Christian life and not just talked about it. She also served as past President and Vice President of the Brookhaven Civic Club and was an avid gardener, and excellent cook, and would work anyone under the table. Ruthie departed this earthly life to begin her eternal life on September 9, 2013 at the age of 85.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, her brother Rufus Lee Newsome, Jr., her grandchildren: Sheila Renee Brooks, Adrian Carlyle Walker, Jerel Jermaine Anderson, Michael E. Williams, Michelle Renee' Williams; her oldest great-grandson, Carson O. Jones, Jr.; her great-great grandson Christian Durham. She leaves to carry on her legacy of love her siblings and their spouses: Freddie M. Newsome, John E. (Alma) Newsome, Sr.; Herman R. (Rose) Newsome; Charles A. (Lois) Newsome; James E. (Pam) Newsome; Mary L. Edwards, Estella M. (Melvin) Smith, and Edna M. (R. B.) Deauvearo; and Jessie Mae Newsome, her loving sister-in-law. She also leaves her children and their spouses: Larry E. (Mary) Spates; Shirley Ruth Anderson; Lester C. Hatton; Robert L. Hatton, Jr.; Michael A. Hatton, Patricia A. (Edward) Williams; Timothy W. (Kim) Hatton; Bertha M. (Paul) McCloud; and Edith D. Hatton. She leaves behind 29 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 25 great-great grandchildren: numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors. Who can find a virtuous woman? Her worth is more the rubies and gold! God found one in Ruthie Lee Hatton.

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