Alberta Hatcher Fain, age 90 of Stuart, passed away on September 15, 2023, at SOVAH Hospital of Martinsville, VA. She was born on September 26, 1932, in Patrick County to the late Thomas Wilton Hatcher and Mollie Hylton Hatcher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Dolphus Ray Fain; her brothers, Irving Hatcher, Moir Hatcher, and Thomas Wilton Hatcher, Jr.; and her sisters, Estelle Hatcher Barnes, Eleanor Hatcher Turner, Elizabeth “Dib” Hatcher, and her twin sister Roberta Hatcher Adams.
After many years of dedicated employment, she retired from J.P Stevens. She enjoyed cooking for her family, especially preparing her famous chicken and dumplings, which was always a hit at the third Sunday church lunches. She always made sure each meal was complete with some type of sweet dessert. Alberta was especially proud of her sewing abilities and was known for her skill at creating both clothing for her and her daughter, as well as making doll clothes. Alberta was known for her gardening skills and love of flowers. She enjoyed mowing her lawn and keeping it perfectly manicured. She was a member of Woolwine United Church and was a faithful attendee of Jacks Creek Primitive Baptist Church for many years. Alberta was an amazing mom, grandma, and “Gimmie”, and her memory will be cherished and remain in the hearts of many.
Alberta is survived by her son, Thomas Eugene “Gene” Fain (Linda) of Martinsville, VA; daughter, Sheila Fain Clary (Steve) of Martinsville, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer Fain Guizar (Rosendo) of Walla Walla, WA, Chad Flanagan (Jennifer) of Henrico, VA, Matthew Clary of Falls Church, VA; step-granddaughter, Natalie McKenzie of Roanoke, VA; great-grandchildren, Jacob Thomason, River Flanagan, and Lanier Flanagan.
A funeral service for Alberta will be held on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with Elder David Kamoda officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Moody Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Woolwine Cemetery. Expressions of condolences can be sent by visiting www.moodyfuneralservices.com.