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Hattye Parker Stingily passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 21, 2014, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family.

Born May 11, 1928 in Lake, Mississippi, Hattye was the third child and first daughter of Mary Dixon Parker and Artis Parker, Sr. A member of the Galilee Baptist Church community, she began her school days at the Galilee Line School, a one-room school house. where she attended through the Eighth grade, participating in the 4H Program. Because there was no local high school, she lived at Grannie's Boarding House while she attended Scott County Training School in Forest, Mississippi. Her class motto was , "Out of the Harbor, Into Deep Channels." She attended Jackson State College and taught at Blue Ridge School.

On January 7, 1950, she married Clyde Stingily of the neighboring Mt. Moriah Church community, in Pulaksi, Mississippi. They moved to California that same year and joined the First Baptist Church, where she remained a faithful member for 64 years. Their union produced eight children- seven daughters and one son.

Hattye Stingily worked for the Pittsburg Unified School District for many years in the classroom and in the library. She also taught reading and writing to anyone who asked. She advocated for life-long learning, working diligently to promote access to education for all. Hattye Stingily worked many years with the Contra Costa County Department of Elections. She worked as a National Census-Taker, registered voters, and participated in the Democratic National Congress.

Hattye Stingily was an inspiring volunteer in her community. She dedicated herself to the care, comfort, and betterment of humanity. Her passion for volunteering and missionary service continued throughout her life, where she saw need, she simply filled it.

With the heart of an artist, she gardened and sowed, sewed and quilted, painted and crafted, cooked and served, She used her creative talents to assist and help all people. Hattye Stingily served God by serving others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Artis Parker Sr. and Mary Dixon Parker, her husband Clyde Stingily, and her eldest child, Deborah Stingily, five brothers -A.C. Parker, R.C. Parker, Joe Nathan Parker, John Parker and Artis Parker, Jr.

She leaves to mourn her passing, cherish her memories, and carry the torch forward, her seven children- Linda Stingily, Adilisha Hodari (Maria), Jaki Stingily, Yvette Williams (James), Gloria Stingily, Richard Stingily (Carmen), and Cheri Stingily - a sister Odessa Parker, a brother Fred Carver Parker, - an Aunt, Alberta Hilton Jackson - fourteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family and friends.