Hattie Beatrice Bennett Roberson was born on December 30, 1951 in Clinton, North Carolina to the late Hattie Mae Warren and James Clifton Bennett. Little Hattie or “Pie” as she was affectionately called spent most of her childhood in Englewood, New Jersey, the city where her mother relocated, where she attended school and where she would spend some of her life. The pull of the state of her birth was strong, she always spent summers in North Carolina.
Little Hattie married young to the late Ben Roberson. While this marriage did not bear any children, Hattie was nonetheless a loving, nurturing and caring aunt and friend to many others. The magnetism of North Carolina resulted in Hattie’s relocation to Turkey, North Carolina where most of her time was spent caring for her aging maternal grandparents, Malissie Warren and Braxon Warren. Her care for her grand parents was thorough and complete, lasting until both Malissie and Braxon made their heavenly transitions.
Hattie began her career in Turkey at Sampson Regional Medical Center. Starting out at the bottom as a custodian, she worked her way up to becoming a supervisor. She held this position until she retirement. She later chose to relocate from Turkey to Clinton, North Carolina where her Christian spirit to help and serve others resulted in yet again being a supervisor for housekeeping while simultaneously caring for other family members. Hattie organized, managed and implemented the care for her late aunt Jean Fryar and her late father James C. Bennett, Sr. As Hattie did with her grand parents, she cared for her aunt and her Dad until they joined our heavenly ancestors.
Always a proud, protective and doting aunt, Little Hattie cared deeply and was extremely proud of her nieces Breyana Hammond, Esq. and Dr. Allessandra Lowery. She was equally proud of her two nephews Malcolm Passley and Frederique Butler. She beamed as she spoke of their accomplishments and shared photos. Little Hattie had a huge heart that allowed her to love and care for many.
Little Hattie was meticulous in the cleaning and care of her home, which was always spotless. She was tenacious in her love of Christ. She was open, honest and blunt when it came to her own faults, foibles and shortcomings, using them as life lessons to young people who would listen and learn. Little Hattie loved to travel, constantly bragged about her nieces and nephews and ensured her sister, Patrice, knew her gratefulness, affection and admiration. The least common denominator for Little Hattie was her love of Christ, her family and friends. If Little Hattie trusted you, she would be a friend for life.
In June 2021 Little Hattie relocated to Maryland to be closer to her sister Patrice and brother-in law, James Williams, Jr. After a long chronic illness on Saturday, August 26, 2023 the Lord whispered in her ear it was time and she made her final transition to her heavenly home.
Little Hattie leaves to miss her a sister Patrice Williams (James Williams, Jr.) of Greenbelt, MD; three nieces, Dr. Allessandra Lowery (Lamont Lowery) of Chapel Hill, NC, Breyana Hammond, Esq. of Tampa, Florida and Loistene McDonald (Carlos McDonald) of Cary, NC. There are also two nephews Frederique Butler (Vertina Butler) of Durham, NC and Malcolm Passley of Atlanta, GA. Two bonus sisters, Sharon Crenshaw of Raleigh, NC and Leslie Crenshaw of NC; bonus nephews James Williams, III and Vaden Williams; a bonus niece Jessica Williams and her dear friend Herman Patrick. She also leaves an entire host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews of the Bennett and Warren Families.
Hattie was saved and baptized at Big Piney Grove Baptist Church in Clinton, North Carolina. Her belief in Christ and her life of service to others let us all know on July 26, 2023 her soul has landed safely, softly and securely into the arms of an Almighty God. Hattie has run the race; she has fought the good fight; she has kept the faith. Christ has called out to her saying “well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Mrs. Hattie B. Roberson, 71, of Greenbelt, MD formerly of Clinton, NC passed away Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Casey House Hospice Center, Rockville, MD.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2023 in the Worley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Lamb officiating.
The burial will follow in the Warren Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberson is survived by her SISTER-Patrice Williams of Greenbelt, MD.
Public Viewing at the Worley Funeral Home:
639 Lisbon St, Clinton, NC 28328
Saturday, September 2, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.