MEDFORD, N.J. - Entered into rest Friday, March 1, 2002, in Medford, New Jersey. Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Chavous Prescott will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Old Storm Branch Baptist Church in Clearwater. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Langley. Hattie received her formal education in the Aiken, South Carolina public schools where she graduated in 1969 from Martha Schofield High School. She is a 1974 graduate of the University of South Carolina where she was on the Presidents Honor Roll during her junior year. She majored in history with a minor in education. At the age of 12, she was converted, baptized and joined Zion Fair Baptist Church. During high school, she became a member of St. Mark Baptist Church where she served as pianist. Later, she served as Junior Choir Director. After a move to Jacksonville, Florida, Hattie joined the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church where she served faithfully and worked in the nursery ministry. After graduating from college, Hattie taught school for ten years, at the Aiken High School, Schofield Campus and later at South Aiken High School. In 1986, Hattie left the field of education to become Regional Sales Manager for World Book, Incorporated where she received numerous awards and recognition. In 1988, Hattie became an agent for State Farm Insurance, Jackson, South Carolina. She received numerous awards including runner up for the Small Business Association of Aiken County. Hattie also served on the Security Federal Board of Directors and on the University of South Carolina, Aiken Foundation Board. In 1995, Hattie left her agency career in Aiken and moved to Jacksonville as Agency Field Consultant for State Farm Insurance. During this period, she was also a Board Member of the Jacksonville Urban League. She later was promoted to the position of Agency Field Executive in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Hattie was blessed during her career to travel to many places including Maui and The Big Island, Hawaii, Bermuda, Rome, Italy, Paris, France, Cozumel, Mexico, Grand Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Munich, Germany, Madrid, Spain, Morocco and Banff, Canada as well as numerous locations within the U.S. During her lifetime, Hattie was blessed in many ways with a great family, friends, church family and work associates. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who dearly loved her. Those who shared the joys of her life with her and survive to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Jerome T. Prescott of the home; two sons, Jason Prescott and Travis Prescott of Aiken; a loving daughter, Erin Prescott of the home; two parents who loved her dearly, McKinley Chavous and Mattie Barton Chavous, Aiken, S.C; one sister, Doris Jean (Geoffrey) Chavous of Atlanta; two brothers, McKinley (Brenda) Chavous Jr. and Thomas (Edwina) Chavous of Ridge Spring, S.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, work associates and dear friends who regret her passing Friends may call at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Chavous, 1435 Park Ave., Aiken, S.C. Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home, Aiken, S.C.
The Augusta Chronicle March 6, 2002