Rev. Myrtle Frances Hatcher
Rev. Myrtle Frances Hatcher, 72, went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2018. She was the daughter of the late June D. and Rufus Cooper. She was predeceased by her son John Johnson.
Pastor Myrtle is survived by her husband John G. Hatcher, Jr.; sister, Angel Cooper of Staunton, VA; daughter-in-law, Marie Johnson; and 5 grandchildren.
Pastor Myrtle has served the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church for 33 years. Currently she has served for seven years as the Minister of Main Street United Methodist Church. Prior to her service at Main Street UMC she served as the District Superintendent of the Peninsula District for the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church; and served as the Pastor of Norfolk United Methodist Church in Norfolk, Galilee United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, VA and St James United Methodist Church in Hampton, VA.
She was active in her community and was a founding board member of CAPS Coalition Against Poverty in Suffolk.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11 AM in Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 by Rev. Dr. Rob Colwell. She will be open for viewing Monday-Thursday from 9 to 5 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to CAPS, 157 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFh.com
Main Street United Methodist Church
202 N. Main St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Wakefield, VA 23881