"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a
good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a
crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not
to me only , but unto all them also that love His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Hattie Taylor transitioned from Labor to Reward on April 18, 2019 at Raleigh Rehabilitation
Center, Raleigh, NC. She was the daughter of the late Holliway and Odessa Curry Taylor of
Back Swamp, NC (Robeson County). She was married to the late Lonnie Evans in November
1941. She attended the Public schools of Robeson County and later in life, received her High
School Diploma from Robeson County Technical College.
Ms. Hattie lived her early years in Philadelphia, PA and as a licensed cosmetologist. After the
death of her daughter, JoAnn, she moved to Lumberton, NC to help her son-in-law, Richard E.
McCall, Sr. raise her grandchildren. She joined First Baptist Church of Lumberton and was a
faithful member and served as a missionary until her health declined.
Ms. Hattie loved her family, friends, good food and socializing. She had a wonderful smile and a
laugh that would light up a room.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Hattie was preceded in death by her siblings, Lorena, Ernestine,
Sue, Lena, Mayo, Herman, and Edward; her daughter, JoAnn McCall; granddaughter, Pamela
McCall and grandson, Richard McCall, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memories her loving granddaughter, Anita McCall Minor; 6 great
grandchildren, Joshua Minor, LaCretia Swindell, Richard McCall III, Shanise McCall, Tre McCall
and Jada McCall; Son-in-law, Richard McCall Sr.(Earnestine McCall); granddaughter-in-law,
Cheryl McCall; two special friends, Queen Hill and Priscilla Leazer and a host of great great
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Ms. Hattie will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her, but her love will forever
stay in their hearts.