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
DHEC Division CSHCN
2100 Bull Street
Columbia SC 29201https://scdhec.gov/health/child-teen-health/services-children-special-health-care-needs/camp-burnt-gin/camp-0
A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com
ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843)873-4040.
Published by Summerville Journal-Scene on Oct. 21, 2021.