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Carlie G. Carter

March 22, 1935 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Robert John Creed

October 12, 1929 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 29, 2019

Nina Marie Russo

March 15, 1944 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held:

Opal Cassidy Vick

April 24, 1925 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Steve Allen Wiggins

August 15, 1957 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Jerry Odwood Nance

July 20, 1942 ~ April 21, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Gina (Mary Virginia) Kirkland

July 4, 1954 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

William “Bill” Langley, Jr.

March 27, 1948 ~ April 18, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

Sheila Pulley Hatch

August 9, 1952 ~ April 8, 2019

WILLOW SPRING – Sheila Pulley Hatch, 66, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Mid-Way Baptist Church, Raleigh. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park, Clayton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Sheila was born in Wake County on August 9, 1952, the daughter of the late Jesse and Mae Austin Pulley. She was a graduate of Enloe High School, class of 1970. Sheila was a faithful and dedicated member of Mid-Way Baptist Church in Raleigh, where she served in the nursery. Children were her life’s joy, especially infants and young children. She was truly a mother to any one in need of a mom and will be greatly missed by all that knew her in the days ahead. Sheila enjoyed spending vacations camping at the beach, cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for family, and above all, spending time with her grandchildren.

Sheila is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Preston Hatch; daughters, Desa Brantley and husband, Kevin of Spring Hope, Karin Rackley and husband, Jason of Garner; grandchildren, Garrett Brantley, Kylie Rackley, Avery Rackley; sister, Jessie “Sissy” Lanier and husband, Payton of Garner; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Sheila was preceded in death by her brother, Danny Pulley.

In tribute to Sheila and her love for children, memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital are requested in lieu of flowers. Donations can be mailed to 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 – or – online at https://www.stjude.org/donate/

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Garner. Online condolences may be made through www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com


April 12, 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mid-Way Baptist Church
6910 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603


April 12, 2019

2:00 pm

Mid-Way Baptist Church
6910 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603

Burial will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park, Clayton, NC.


  1. Liz Barbour Tackett

    I worked with Sheila at Ark-les in Raleigh. She was a great person and I loved working with her. I know she will be truly missed by all. She was a devout Christian and we will see her again one day. RIP Sheila. Love and miss you.

  2. Angela

    Sincere condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
    The Bissette Family

  3. Suzanne Bray

    Words seem so feeble in moments like this. My thoughts are with your entire family as you go through this time of loss. Praying for peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead.

  4. Angie Rowe

    May you feel the presence of our Heavenly Father surrounding you at this time. Take comfort in knowing that Shelia is celebrating in heaven and rejoicing with the angels. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We love you,
    Angie and Ronnie

  5. Craig&Gina

    Jessie,we are so sorry to hear about your sister.Just know God’s plan is perfect, as hard as it may be for us,but one day,you can see her again.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We love you.

  6. Scott Heath

    Jessie, so sorry for your lost. Sincere condolences to all of your family.

    Praying for you,
    Scott and Lisa

  7. Bennie Lee and Ruby Jones Deans

    Desa – our deepest condolence to you and all the families during this most difficult time. You all remain in our thought and prayers. May Peace, strength and comfort sustain each of your during this time and in the days to come. Much love and prayers

    Bennie and Ruby

  8. Howard Murphy

    Prayers for you and your family during this moment of grief and loss of your Mama

  9. Kristen Ferree

    Karin your mom was one of the sweetest and humblest woman I knew. I enjoyed talking with her in nursery and on Sunday mornings. She was so proud of you and those grand babies. She will be missed. We are praying for you hope and comfort in the wait until you see her again. What a day that will be!

  10. Cathy Epps

    So sorry for your loss. I worked with Sheila at Ark-Les. She was so sweet and a friend to everyone. Prayers and love sent to all.

  11. Amy smith

    So sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family.

  12. Larry & Margaret Baldree

    So sorry for your loss, you all are in our thoughts and prayers we love each one of you.

  13. Laura Durand


    We pray for God to comfort your entire family during this difficult time and offer a sense of peace knowing that Heaven has gained a magnificent angel into His kingdom. We love you and continue to keep you in our thoughts.

    Kirkland and Laura

  14. Don and Shirley Yates

    So sorry for your loss, but we know that you have the comfort and peace that comes with many good memories. We are thinking of you and praying for you.

  15. Doreen

    I feel loss my third mom in my life she all that and more to me. I am blessed to have known her she help me a better person. Pray for comfort and for all we will see in her heaven she watch after every body till then.

  16. Archie Gunn


    I remember your mom from events at WCA. She always seemed to have a smile on her face. I know she has a more beautiful smile now that she is safely home and in the presence of the Lord. Think on that and be encouraged!

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