LaKeatha A. Hatchett
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LaKeatha A. Hatchett
  • June 30, 1975 - July 27, 2017
  • Springfield, Illinois

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LaKeatha Armiece DeShawn Hatchett was born on June 30, 1975 to Teretha Hatchett and Arthur "Artie" Harmon III. She passed from her earthly life to her eternal life on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 42. LaKeatha was a faithful and loving mother to her daughter LaBreah Marsai Hatchett who preceded her in death on March 31, 2016.

LaKeatha loved and was loved by so many people far and wide. She was a graduate of Springfield Southeast High School, class of 1993. She also attended Lincoln Land Community College. She touched many hearts while working for the State of Illinois at the Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Human Services where she was a Human Service caseworker. The light she had shined brightest when she was caring for people. Her love of service was rewarded when she was honored with the Platinum Customer Service Award in 2016. She took pride in working with people and assisting them in their needs. She was a dedicated and professional employee who enjoyed forming work relationships and working with the community that she served. She also sat on the Board for the Illinois Assistance Technology Program.

LaKeatha enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She was "the favorite aunt". She prided herself in teaching them the right way to do things and was intentional about making them feel special and loved. She also enjoyed spending time and traveling with her close friends and family.

She was a believer in her savior Jesus Christ and worshiped him at Abundant Faith Christian Center. LaKeatha also showed her love for God everywhere she went. She cared deeply for her family, friends and those who were in need and imparted Godly wisdom and encouragement on a daily basis.

LaKeatha was preceded in death by her angel, LaBreah Marsai Hatchett, her maternal grandfather, Robert Earl Hatchett, Sr.; her paternal grandfather, Arthur Harmon Jr.; her nephew Kalani Hatchett; cousin, Danielle Allen and her aunt, Louisiana Hatchett of Honolulu, HI.

Left to cherish her memory are, her parents; mother, Teretha Hatchett and a special father figure, Lugene Collins, and her father Arthur "Artie"Harmon (Linda); four sisters - Tracy Buckley-Jones (Joseph), Clairese Hatchett, Marlesha Hatchett and Lacee Harmon; two brothers - Eugene Collins and Artez Harmon; Grandparents - Margie Moy (James) and Arimentha Harmon; five nieces, two great nieces and four nephews; several aunts and uncles and a host of cousins and very special friends.