Rosa May Hatfield was born the daughter of Joshua Hayes and Mattie Ann (Rogers) Hayes on September 13, 1911 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life April 2, 2013 in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 101 years.
She was united in marriage on February 12, 1933 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Robert E. Hatfield, who preceded her in death on May 8, 1992.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, her church family and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joshua and Mattie Ann Hayes; her husband, Robert Hatfield; one infant daughter, Rose Bernice Hatfield; eight brothers, Jim, R.V., Everett, Oscar, Woodrow, George, Pershing and Eugeno Hayes and two sisters, Flora Williamson and Mattie Mae Whiteside.
Rosa was called into the ministry in the early 1930’s. She pastored and filled in for seven different churches throughout the years, but her home church was the Midway Pentecostal in Thayer, where she was a faithful member, attending as long as health permitted. Rosa was also the director of the Midway Church Services held monthly at Shady Oaks Healthcare.
She will be remembered as a lady with a kind heart and a sweet Christian spirit. Mrs. Hatfield was a faithful minister of God’s word and a wonderful witness, always reaching out to the lost. She was devoted to the Lord, her church, family, and friends. She will truly be missed by all.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Hatfield will be Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Midway Pentecostal Church in Thayer, Missouri with Brother Anthony Woods and Brother Charles Barnett officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home in Thayer on Friday evening, April 5th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Burial will be in the Field Creek Cemetery near Mammoth Spring.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Midway Pentecostal Church and may be left at the Funeral Home.