Hattie Mae Rule was born July 17, 1951, in Lexington, MS, to the late Rev. Eugene Rule and Ora B. Thomas Rule, which both preceded her in death.
Hattie confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Newport Missionary Baptist Church.
Hattie early education began at Lexington Attendance School in Lexington, MS, where she graduated and later moved to Maywood, IL, and continued her education at Debbie School of Beauty Culture in Chicago, IL, where she became a licensed beautician.
After moving to Maywood, Hattie became a member of the Garden of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Johnnie Brown, and now currently Pastor Johnnie Haynie.
Hattie met the love of her life, of more than fifty years, Lacy Brewer, and was united in Holy Matrimony. To this union one daughter was born, Tara Latrice Brewer, who preceded her in death.
She also was preceded in death by her three brothers, Cleotha (Sonny) Rule, John Wesley Rule, and John Rule; two brothers-in-law, JT (Tomboy) Brewer, and Larry Brewer; and one sister-in-law, Carlena (Bay Bay) Graves.
Hattie departed this earthly life on February 7, 2021, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.
Hattie leaves to cherish her memories, her loving husband, Lacy Brewer; one adopted daughter, Tasha Bailey of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren, Dereon Brewer Adams of Broadview, IL, and Brooklyn Bailey of Chicago, IL; two god daughters, Stephanie Haynie James of Broadview, IL, and Gloria Mayfield of Oak Brook, IL; seven sisters, Florida (Larry) Taylor of Broadview, IL, Ora (Tony) Taylor of Carol Stream, IL, Pearl (Tillman) Grinstead of Broadview, IL, Tammy (Allen) Davis of Oxford, MS, Claudine Thomas of Atlanta, GA, Eloise Gibson of Lexington, MS, and Rosie Gibson of Chicago, IL; two brothers, Daniel Thomas of Broadview, IL, and Floyd Gibson of Lexington, MS; two sisters-in-law, Connie (James) Jones of Broadview, IL, and Anita Williams of Berkeley, IL; two loving aunts, Nathaniel Robertson of Freeport, IL, and Lutisher “Tee” (Otis) Harvard of Matteson, IL; one special nephew, Cleotha (Marketa) Rule of Oswego, IL; one special first cousin, Rosie Shorter (Dwayne) Thomas of Aurora, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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