In Loving memory of Arlene Kirkland Hatcher

On June 12, 1973, Terry and Gerthal Hatcher were blessed with the birth of their most beautiful baby girl, in the city of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Arlene was the youngest of four, her three siblings lived in a different state when she was born, but while she was still an infant, her mother decided it was time for her to be introduced to her older siblings, so she traveled with her baby girl and her sister Mary to the city of Tacoma, Washington to meet them and to meet her grandmother for the first time. She was so welcomed by her siblings and grandmother; they could not get over how beautiful she was; the bond was instant. She was educated in the Tacoma School System in her early years, but later attended school in Franklinton, Louisiana for a short period of time until her mother was able to change her work schedule to be home with her. When she was younger, she was an amazing artist in everything from clay sculpting to acrylic painting; drawing was a real passion of a younger Arlene.
As an adult, Arlene began her journey by becoming a first-time mother, giving birth on November 14, 1993 to a beautiful baby boy, Quinton; whom she loved with great intensity. Always curious and smart, never gave up on learning new things. She began her career as a Health Care Professional, first by becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, she continued her studies in nursing and became an LPN, and Ultimately, she earned a license as a registered nurse. Arlene spent her career caring for others and their loved ones, working mostly in different Retirement and Rehabilitation Centers around Washington. She often said that caring for our seniors was her passion. Arlene was a truly vibrant being, she loved to laugh and would always have a smile on her face, and she was known for making people laugh all the time. She had a big heart for people she met and would open her home to friends and family. When the noise of the world was somewhat overwhelming, she would go to the waterfront and just look at the waves to find peace. She enjoyed comedies and watching lifetime original movies in her spare time.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children:
children Quinton Hatcher, Jacob Cathey and Summer Wick (children she
was blessed with by marriage) that she poured so much love and compassion into; they loved her as if she gave birth to them, her beautiful grandchildren, Mira, Jariah, and her unborn grandson Amyr, two sisters; Sharon Carroll (Jason), Marilyn Singleton, and her only brother Michael Singleton, all of Tacoma, WA., last surviving maternal aunts Josephine McQuarter of Concord, NC. and Mary Singleton of Charlotte, NC. A host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, and friends.
Arlene is preceded in death by her father, Terry Hatcher, mother, Gerthal McBain, and grandmother, Mary Singleton.

Celebration of life services will be held 11 am Saturday,  March 20, 2021 at New Jerusalem COGIC 1623 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405.

  1. Rhonda Achane says:

    This is beautifully written. Arlene will be missed and her memory will live in my heart forever. God bless your family. I am so tremendously sorry for your loss. RIP my friend.

  2. Ashantha Simmons says:

    My heart is broken. I was just trying to google and find my childhood friend who was more like family and this popped up. I didnt know she’d past away. I have many fond memories of her and her family. We all grew up together. Arlene will be deeply missed. We grew apart as we got older but she was never not in my heart. Not for any ill reason just life and disconnecting due to me living in another state. My heart goes out to her family I know this pained them dearly. Me and Arlene shared the same birthday. We were the youngest of the group but we were very very close. Michael, Sharon, Marlene and Ms. Mary particularly helped raise me. I will never forget you my friend. Until we meet again. May you rest in peace. Love you always!

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