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Maggie Hathorn

August 15, 1921 ~ January 1, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old
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Maggie Mae (Nee) Hathorn, age 101, of Lorain, Ohio was called home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2023.  She was born on August 15, 1921, to the union of the late Sam and Mattie Thomas in Macon, MS.  Maggie met and married Howard Hathorn in 1946 and they relocated to California.  Shortly after, they relocated again to Lorain, Ohio, where she lived the rest of her life.  Maggie and Howard were married for 51 years until his passing in May 2006.  From that union, they gave birth to 6 children, Annie Maurice Jones-Williams, Loretta Gayle Hawthorne, Mattie Laurel Hawthorne-Nelson, Johnny Howard (Trish) Hawthorne, Crystal Jean (Pig) Carter, Robert Earl (Poke) Hawthorne.  God-son Dennis Johnson.

Maggie worked at Broadway Thrifty Wash and Fold in Lorain for many years.  Her passions were doing hair, cooking, and sewing!  She was a proud member of Second Baptist Church and Love Koinonia in Lorain, OH, where she was the president of the Usher board, as well as the Mother of the church. She also oversaw the kitchen, providing meals for church and family members. Momma also enjoyed telling and cracking jokes. Maggie (Momma) as she was called, enjoyed spending time and playing around with all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren.

Maggie was very strong on family, and she also had extended families including the Cheers, Huffs, Atwoods/Isoms, Jacksons, and countless others whom she called family.

She was awarded a Proclamation as being one of the oldest residents of the city of Lorain by Mayor Jack Bradley.

She was awarded a Proclamation for celebrating her 100th birthday by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners.

She was also awarded a Proclamation by President Barack Obama.

She was preceded in death by her parents Sam and Mattie Thomas; her husband, Howard Hathorn ; son Johnny Howard Hawthorne; daughters Chrystal Jean (Calvin) Carter, Loretta Gayle Hawthorne, Mattie Laurel Hawthorne (Willie J.) Nelson, and Annie Maurice Jones-Williams; grandchildren, Johnny Hawthorne Jr., Gregory Patton; great-grandchildren, Cleveland and Princess Hawthorne, Amber and Angela Aponte, Michael Hawthorne Jr., Quayshawn Hawthorne, David Hawthorne Jr., Amya Hawthorne, Promise Hawthorne, and Renardo Collins.

She is survived by her son, Robert Hawthorne (Bernadette) of Ellenwood, GA, sister Kathryn Martin of Coshocton, OH, son-in-law Curtis S. Williams of Lawrenceville, GA and daughter-in-law Jennifer Mastin of Lorain, OH.  Momma’s legacy expanded to six generations:  6 children, 27 grandchildren, 92 great-grandchildren, 126 great-great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-great grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Special thanks to her granddaughters who took care of her during her lengthy illness; Dannette, Chante, Chrystal, Tor’Oviana, Zamaria, and A’sha.

Services will be held at North Coast Church 4125 N Leavitt Road, Lorain, OH 44053, Friday January 13, 2023. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and service will begin at 11:00 am. Apostle Bivens, Pastor will officiate. 

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to

Carter Funeral Home Inc.

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