Hattie Frances Brooks Hyatt (of the Vanntown Community) was born on February 16, 1925 in Madison County, Alabama, to the late Joel Earl and Mary Cole Brooks. She entered Heaven’s gates on January 2, 2021.
She was married to the love of her life, Thomas “Tom” Hyatt, for 65 years at the time of his death in 2007.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, W.D. Brooks; infant sister, Ruby; infant brother Junior; and sons-in-law, David Warren and Johnny Quick.
Survivors include her daughters, Brenda (Rev. Ray) Gardner, Judy Warren, and Janie Quick of the Vanntown Community; grandchildren, Jeff (Melany) Gardner, Jackie (Mike) Jernigan, Janna (Kirby) Walker, Carla (Al) Gault, Angie (Jared) Bradley, and Edie (David) Martin; great-grandchildren, Chase Gardner, Kaylee (Conner) Hensley, Kevin (Whitney) Jernigan, Kyle Jernigan, Dalton Davidson, Bryant Walker, Makinsie (Forrest) Gifford, Alex Gault, Anna Belle Bradley (fiance Tyler Pruett), Nic Bradley, Emma Martin, Faith Martin, and Leah Martin.
Mama Frances, as she has been lovingly called for 57 years, is also survived by the Hyatt/Brooks Families and her Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Family.
Due to health concerns for the family and friends, a private service is planned at this time. Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery. A memorial service will be planned at a later date for extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 353 Stewarts Chapel Road, Flintville, Tennessee 37335 or a charity of your choice.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Hattie Frances Brooks Hyatt.
We are so sorry for the losses that your family is going through. We love you both dearly and will continue to pray for you.
My heart goes out to you and your family. There is nothing that can take away the pain and void in you heart. Just remember I love you and I’m praying for you and your family.
My condolences and prayers to you all…Mrs. Francis never failed to wear a smile even on days that she didn’t really feel well…a Sweet spirit and a blessing to have known her!
I sure did love Mama Frances! She treated me like an extra daughter. Such a sweetie!
So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Sending prayers your way at this most difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. Sending prayers your way.
A wonderful woman from a wonderful family, most of them so wonderful because of admonishments and teachings, like my family is because of my grandmother, She guided you all in the right direction and turned you around whenever she thought you needed to be. I know you will miss her. I am going through a similar soon-to-be loss myself with my mother and I know how hard and despairing it can be. Trust in God and hold his hand as you go through this period in your lives. There are times in all of our lives when it is time for a loved one to go to God, and even though they may be ready, we are never ready in our hearts and souls. God bless you all and be with you during this time.
Brenda, Judy, & Janie, You have my sincere sympathy; I know what it is like to give up your precious Mother. You will treasure those precious memories.
Brenda, Judy, Janie, and the rest of your wonderful family, my heart goes out to you at the loss of Aunt Frances. We missed her, and all of you, from the family reunion in 2020, and I will be sad in missing her even more now. Prayers to you all, stay safe, and watch out for each other in this disheartening time. All my love, Ron
Thoughts and prayers for all. Frances was one sweet lady. Aunt Icie loved her dearly
I am so sorry for the loss your your beloved mother. It is indeed the time to cling to precious memories of the love she showed each of you as evidenced by the fine children she raised. Prayers for you on your journey without your mom.
Janie. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless
So sorry to hear of the death of Ms Frances. I dearly loved her. Prayers for her precious family.
Judy and Brenda and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. Mother always enjoyed working with Frances so much. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Hold on to your sweet memories! Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams and Naomi Wallace
We sure did love Mrs. Frances! She was such a joy, always smiling, with a twinkle in her eye! She had a way of making everyone feel so “loved!” We’re praying for all the family! Our Love!
Judy, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Love, Art Ross & Bea (Ross) Spray
Judy, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Art Ross & Bea (Ross) Spray
BLESSED to have known this special lady. APPRECIATED the devotion Mama Frances showed to church attendance Sunday morning and night and mid week services (until Covid came on the scene). AMAZED at how loving and sweet she was to everyone young or old, always had a smile and hand shake from the end of her spot on the church bench. The family took such good care of her and loved her greatly was evident in the way they loved back on her. I am one of the lucky ones to have one of her completed coloring books as that was our “thing”. Love to all Hyatt family.
Brenda, Judy, Janie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May God be with all of you during this time.
Janie and Family, So Sorry About Your Mom.
Brenda, Janie and Judy, so sorry to hear about your mom. Y’all are all in our prayers. Treasure your many precious memories of your sweet mother
Janie and family so sorry to hear of your loved one. A very sweet lady may God comfort you all at this sad time
Lynn and Marcella Scott