Leslie Earle Hatsell, 89, Pine Valley Baptist Church member

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Leslie Earle Hatsell
Leslie Earle Hatsell

Leslie Earle Hatsell, of Wilmington, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at home under hospice care. She was 89.

She was born in Jacksonville on March 29, 1926. She was a longtime resident of Swansboro and a member of First Baptist Church of Swansboro. After her husband’s retirement they enjoyed traveling in their RV. In 2002, they moved to Wilmington to be near their daughter. She was a member of Pine Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Angus “Derrick” Hatsell, to whom she was married for 69 years. In addition, she is survived by her son, Angus “Gus” Derrick Hatsell Jr. and wife, Mary, of Temple, Texas, and her daughter, Deborah Hood and husband, Bob, of Wilmington. She was blessed by four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at Pine Valley Baptist Church followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Melvin Hall. Burial will be held at Oleander Memorial Gardens following the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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