Effie Robertson Hatchett
1939 - 2021
James A. Dyal Funeral Home
303 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC
A much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Effie Robertson Hatchett, 82, of Summerville South Carolina, died on October 19, 2021. Effie was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, William Harvey ("Harvey") Hatchett on August 23, 2021.

Effie was born July 5, 1939, in Smoaks, South Carolina, to Louis M. Robertson and Mazie Lee Smith, and she graduated from Bells High School in Smoaks in 1957. Effie studied nursing at the Medical College of South Carolina, graduating in 1960 and becoming a Registered Nurse. Effie's nursing career included positions at the Medical College of South Carolina, the Key West Naval Hospital, Jacksonville Memorial Hospital, the Berkeley County School District, Southern Pines Hospital/Charter Hospital, the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, including working on a clinical trial program for Alzheimer's Disease. During Harvey's tenure with Naval Intelligence Service, she and her family lived in London England from 1970 until 1973. Upon returning to the U.S., Effie and Harvey lived in several cities throughout the southeastern United States.

Effie was an avid sports fan, and her favorite sports to watch were Green Bay Packers football, basketball, and whatever her kids and grandkids were playing. She was a supporter of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, from which both her sons graduated. Effie was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Summerville. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, Mary Beth Hatchett, TJ Hatchett, and Quentin Hatchett. Effie loved English Bulldogs, and over the years, she and Harvey welcomed five different Bulldogs into their family.

She is survived by her sons, Dr. William Hal Hatchett (Kim) and Eric Hatchett (Jen), as well as her three grandchildren. In addition to Harvey, she was also preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Charles Louis Robertson (Christine) and Iris Robertson Fender (Ben).

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Burnt Gin, where Effie served as Camp Nurse for five summers. Camp Burnt Gin has been in operation since 1945 to provide summer camping experiences for children and young adults with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.

Camp Burnt Gin


2100 Bull Street

Columbia SC 29201


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Published by Summerville Journal-Scene on Oct. 21, 2021.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Mrs. Effie had such a beautiful and kind spirit. She just lit up the room with her smile and charisma! It was such an honor to work with her at IOP for all of those years. I will definitely miss her coming on the unit to check on everyone and telling us about her grandkids!
Ragine Robinson
November 12, 2021
We send our condolences and prayers to you family during your time of grief. No one could change a bad day into laughter like Ms. Effie. We love you and will miss your smile.
October 29, 2021
Oh no . This news hit like a ton of bricks . Loved Effie with all my heart! She loved her whole family especially those beautiful grandchildren of hers . You never saw a brighter smile than Effie´s when she spoke of her family . She was a proud nurse. A proud lady and even prouder grandmother. Condolences to her beautiful family !
Angelina Malone
October 25, 2021
To The Family of Effie Hatchett, My sincere condolences. Effie was such a sweet and wonderful lady and extraordinary nurse. We worked together at MUSC Institute of Psychiatry. I enjoyed working with her. She is now with her beloved Harvey. God bless.
Wanda Brown
October 25, 2021
We are SO sorry yet again to write to you about your loss! Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Effie at GCHS. Hope many fond memories will help console you as you grieve. Dawn and Wayne Smith
Wayne and Dawn Smith
October 25, 2021
I was blessed by working with Effie while on 3N MUSC-she always provided support and Guidance for the staff and patients. She shared laughter about her grandchildren, family and pets-"Mi Mama" drove a sporty black Mustang that exemplified her go-go== work hard and help others nature.Such a good person .
Susan Curran
October 25, 2021
Oh my!!!! My sweet, stylish, beautiful wonderful Ms. Effie!!!!! I just can't believe it!!!! It was an honor and pleasure to have known you and worked under your guidance at MUSC . What a joy of conversations we would share as you conducted rounds within the hospital. When my mother transitioned, Ms. Effie provided kind words, and went on to make me laugh! Your professionalism, your kind words, your red fingernails and the beautiful white hair will NEVER be forgotten! To her family.....a precious, precious jewel! Ms. Effie has a new address and new robe! A new automobile she has as the Heavenly Master called her home! Rest Ms. Effie.....rest!
Jametta L. King
October 24, 2021
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