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Dorothy Hackett, 81

BUCKINGHAM, Oct. 28 – In memory of Dorothy Bryant Hackett, 81, of Buckingham, who passed away Sunday, October 26, 2008. “Granny” was born November 14, 1926 in Buckingham, the daughter of Russell R. and Minnie Burks Bryant. She was married to the late Hampton Hackett Jr. They lived their entire lives in Buckingham County. The family has many fond memories from the “Sugar Shack” and the “Old Home Place.”

Dorothy leaves behind six children, Carolyn Reaves, Danny and wife, Glenda, Bruce and wife, Liz, Buddy and wife, Doris, Rickey and wife, Brenda, and Charles; a daughter-in-law, Linda; stepmother, Frances Fields Bryant; three sisters, Lois Moore, Naomi Stratton and Helen Almond; four brothers, Dan Bryant, Reverend Oscar Bryant, James Bryant and Gene Bryant; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband, sister, Ruby Bryant, son-in-law, Bobby Reaves and great-grandchild, Bryce Lewis.

Dorothy retired as a seamstress after many years of ser-vice with Courtland Manufacturing. In her retirement, Granny was known as an avid Putt-Putter. Her expansive collection of trophies reminds us of her love for the game. We have many fond memories of Granny riding Ferris wheels, going on family vacations and enjoying Camp Meeting trips. Perhaps most fondly we remember her beef gravy and chocolate cake.

Granny was able to spend her last years living at home through the love and care of her granddaughter, Karla and her husband, Ryan and long-term caregiver, Crystal Edwards.

The memories we hold closest to our heart are of Granny's fervor to serve God and to see her family serve God. She was a member of Vera Worship Center. Granny prayed ceaselessly – on her knees, in the car, in the kitchen, and in the bed until the wee hours. Granny's greatest desire was to see her family saved. She leaves behind a family who will meet her in Heaven because of her endless prayers.

Granny loved God, loved her family and loved life. Even though she is gone, she will bring a smile to our face when we think of “National Hair Day” and the special memories of dining out. She will be greatly missed here on earth but we are comforted to know that she was welcomed into Heaven. Granny passed away Sunday afternoon, by Sunday night we're sure all of Heaven was feasting on her chocolate cake.

Funeral services will be officiated by Reverend James Hughes Jr. at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Vera Worship Center. Interment will follow at the Hackett Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Robinson Funeral Home, Tuesday (today), from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the residence.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider Vera Worship Center, 212 Vera Lane, Appomattox, Virginia 24522.

Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, is serving the family.