Hattie Mae English
Hattie Mae English, 93, of Orange passed away on Sunday, July 31, at her residence.
She was a native of Newton ; born March 12, 1918 to parents Avery Ellen (Smith) Loftin and Thomas O. Loftin, Sr. She has lived in the Orange area since 1983, before living here in Orange , 20 years in Wells, and Port Arthur .
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in West Orange . She enjoyed working with her hands painting ceramic, in her garden, sewing and cooking; she cooked the world best pecan pies. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Loftin, Sr.; husband, James Clifton English; sisters, Zenie Horger, Lillian Jordan; brothers, Hoy Loftin, J.D. Loftin, Thomas O. Loftin Jr.; grandchildren, Rocellus McKinney Jr., John Franklin Thompson II, Jared Cole Mazzagate.
She is survived by her daughters, Janet English Bobbitt of Pasadena, Shirley McKinney and husband, Rocellus Sr. of Buna, Brenda Carol English of Pasadena, Joanna Brockman and husband, Donald of Buna, Darlene Mazzagate and husband, Roy Jr. of West Orange; son, Charles Clifton English of Orange; sister, Inez Jackson of Roger, TX, Dorothy George of West Orange; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and larger extended family.
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 1, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 2, at 2:00 pm at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Millner of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will be James E. Cockrell Jr., Joel Galindo Sr. Joel Galindo Jr., Rocellus McKinney III, David Shank and Jeremy English. Honorary pallbearers are James McKinney and W. M. English Jr.