In Loving Memory of Erma J. Hutchinson
August 11, 1929 - November 3, 2018
On August 11, 1929, my parents and older sisters celebrated my birth. I was introduced to all as Erma Jean, the daughter of William and Lullaby Thomas from Waxahachie, Texas. Erma became affectionately known as "Jean."
Jean grew up in Temple, Texas where she received her formal education. Erma Jean married the love of her life, Napoleon Hutchinson Sr. on September 1, 1946. The couple settled down in Los Angeles, California where they raised their children. Her children affectionately call her "Mother." Their firstborn Patricia Ann died in infancy.
Jean will be remembered for her outstanding ability to dress in her suits and big hats. She loved children, she owned and operated her own Child Care Service, Hutchinson Day Care. She touched many children"s lives down through the years.
Jean's greatest joy was her grandchildren, They were her life. There"s no denying that her grandbabies were the people that she loved the most. However, everyone knows that she had a special relationship with her granddaughter "Lisa Jean." They were inseparable and were always there for one another. Lisa took care of her grandmother until the end.
When all is said and done, she has been a devoted daughter, a loving wife, a comforting mother, a dedicated teacher and a spoiling grandmother.
Jean was a member of Heavenly Vision Baptist Church for many years. She served on many auxiliaries at Heavenly Vision. She was a dedicated member until her health started to fail.
Mother maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing love and faith. Her signature gift of joy was shown through her constant smiling, laughter, and joking around; she will never be forgotten.
Mother's story ended on November 3, 2018, when she returned to her Heavenly Home. Erma Jean is predeceased by her parents William and Lullaby Thomas, her two daughters: Patricia Ann Hutchinson, and Jacqueline Monroe; three grandsons: Junebug, Anthony, and Bryan; and one great-granddaughter Shardae Monroe.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her four son"s William Tyrone Hutchinson, Napeleon Dwight (Charmen) Hutchinson Jr., Lewis Aaron (Kathey) Hutchinson, and Kenneth Andre (Valerie) Jamerson; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, a goddaughter Muriel Hampton, and best friends Versa Young Flowers, and Clara Lincoln. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.