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Ms. Peggy Hatchet-James was born February 10, 1957, to the late Sarah Listenbee Brown and Lou Thomas Hatchet in Shannon, MS. She departed this life on Sunday, July 12, 2020. She was the oldest child of three children. Peggy gave her life to Christ at an early age at Highs Chapel CME Church in Shannon, MS. She later relocated and joined Saint John Baptist Church in Shannon, where she sang in the choir.
She moved to Florida where she would graduate from Orange Park High School class of 1975. Upon returning home she enrolled with Itawamba Community College. After pursuing a degree in Journalism, she moved to Nashville, TN and on this journey, she met and married her husband Mark James. While there she worked as a columnist for the Nashville Pride newspaper; a journalist and researcher. The head buyer for Dillard’s Department Store as well as a documentary filmmaker with Satin & Silver Productions.
Returning home she began traveling and recording with Mosely and Johnson. She was also a motivational speaker, youth advocate, and an acclaimed author. Peggy was a loving sister, mother, and grandmother. In her free time, she enjoyed spending precious moments with her son, grandchildren, brother, and family.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, a brother Ronnie Hatchet.
She leaves to cherish her memories, a son, Taaz Walker, two grandchildren, Devin and Kennedy Walker, one brother Rogers Listenbee, three sisters, Gloria Hatchet-Fleming (Paul) of Tn, Vanessa Hatchet-Copeland (Chicko), Angelene Hatchet Ledbetter (Tony) of Verona, Ms, one uncle John Hersey (Ella) of Shannon, Ms, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A special friend Jennifer Harris Satterwhite.
In Lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to the Boy & Girls Club of North Mississippi. P.O. Box 1098, Tupelo, MS. 38802
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