Jeanette was born on May 4, 1939, the second of five children to the late Horace and Australia Sinegal in Welsh, Louisiana. After relocating to San Diego at the age of sixteen, she attended San Diego High School and graduated in 1957. She attended Greater Trinity Baptist Church and was an active member in ministry there. She later on met and married her love, Moses James Hatcherson on April 11, 1964. To this union, they became parents of one loving and compassionate daughter, Stephanie Renee.
Afterwards, she joined her husband at the Encanto Southern Baptist Church, where she served tirelessly as a Children’s Sunday School teacher, supporter of the Women’s Missionary Union, and worked with VBS. During her tenure, she also dedicated her service to the Great Commission alongside her husband to co-labor the establishment of the San Ysidro Southern Baptist Church.
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,…’” John 11:25
Jeanette was multi-talented and had an enthusiastic zeal for DIY, design on a dime and Iron Chef long before they reached mainstream popularity. She displayed pride and pleasure in her ability to find unimaginable bargains at local thrift stores and consignment shops. As a seamstress, she frequently made her own clothes and for her family as well, along with her self-taught expertise in alterations for family members and friends. As a homemaker, she is famously known for her made-from-scratch cooking, most especially her homemade teacakes, seafood gumbo and many other delicious dishes too numerous to name. She also had a green thumb like no other and always shared the fruits of her labor with family and friends.
On February 9, 2020, the Lord called her home to rest with Him. She is preceded in death by her brother David Sinegal & his wife Betty, her sister Jerry Logans & her husband Ed Logans and her baby sister Adleana Sinegal. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 55 years, Moses James, daughter, Stephanie Thomas, grandchildren, Antonio, Devin and Eryca, nieces, nephews, countless friends and family. Jeanette was respected and loved by all who knew her; she will be greatly missed.
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