Edna Merle Lampley Hatcher of Harrisburg, peacefully transitioned into eternal life on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in the peace and love of her home. She was born in Noxpater, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Joseph Lampley and the late Roberta Hickman Lampley, graduated from the Noxpater High School and after graduation, relocated to Harrisburg and met and married the late Adam Glen Hatcher. Edna was a devoted member for over 50 years of Goodwin Memorial Baptist Church, where she served in the Transportation and Hospitality Ministries. During her working career, she was an employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Revenue from where she retired with 33 years of service and also retired from the Harrisburg School District. In her leisure, Edna loved to watch horse racing, to cook, to travel and to spend time with her family. In addition to her parents, her husband and her son, Joseph Hatcher; five of her brothers, L. C., Sylvester, George, Jimmy and Troy preceded her in transitioning into eternal life. Edna leaves to cherish precious memories of her and their life together; her daughters, Carol Donald (Harold) of Philadelphia, Mississippi and Annette Rose Hatcher (Curtis) of Harrisburg; two of her grandsons that she helped rear, Marvin and Raheeem Brooks; her three sisters, Willie Pearl Washington, Christen Smith (Vincent) and Lula Palmer; her two brothers, James Lampley and Amos Lampley; her six additional grandchildren; her seven great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Edna’s life will be celebrated on Thursday, January 14 in the Chapel of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton with a Viewing and Visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. COVID-19 Guidelines will be observed with face masks and six feet social distancing for all attendees. Live Streaming of the service will be available on Major H. Winfield Funeral Home’s YouTube page.
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