Biography: The late Acie and Rachel Kindell proudly welcomed Hattie Mae into the world on March 15th 1947 in Cheraw, South Carolina. She was the 11th child of seventeen children. She attended Leaks Street High School in Rockingham, North Carolina. At a young age, she was a member of Ashley Chapel A.M.E Zion Church.
Hattie relocated to New York in early 1960’s and worked with various employers. She retired in 2005 after over 20 years of service with Amsterdam Nursing Home in NYC. In year 2006, after retiring, she relocated and resided back to Rockingham, North Carolina. Hattie was a faithful disciple of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Rockingham North Carolina at the time of her transition.
Hattie lived life to the fullest, even when some of the toughest challenges faced her. She loved her family and friends dearly. She was blessed to have and found it in her heart to raise, nurture and adopt another daughter, Shaquima Smith, and son Malik Mckay. She also took on the tough responsibility to be caretaker of her partner in life, James House. With her warm smile and strong personality, Hattie had a “tell it like it is” attitude. However, if you really knew her deep inside, she was a sweetheart.
On Sunday December 3, 2017, God called Hattie home and preceded her in death: her parents, nine brothers and one sister. She leaves loving and fond memories to be cherished by six children: Diane Kindell (Eddie), Edith Marie Kindell (Mike), Joyce Kindell, Bobby Kindell, Shaquima Smith and Mallik Mckay; Six grandchildren: Gregory Hollingsworth, James Hollingsworth, Tyrek Kindell, Shaqwille Kindell, Shaqwan Kindell and Yvette Kindell; Two great grandchildren: (twins) Imani and Omari Kindell; Two Brothers: Henry Kindell and Eugene Kindell (Harriet); Four sisters: Mellie Little, Susie Kendall, Elder Marylan Kendall and Bishop Louise Neal; Sisters in law: Edith, Georgia and Jackie and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.