Cammie Irene (Holder) Hackett, 95, of Jefferson, Georgia, hung up her hat for the last time and moved on to the great garden in the sky on April 28, 2023. Irene was born October 15th, 1927 and is the only daughter to the late Earnest and Ola Mae (Martin) Holder from Jackson County.
Many knew Irene over the year’s as she ran Hackett’s Store in Jefferson with her husband, quilted an untold number of baby blankets for family and neighbors, and as the matriarch of her large family know to all as Granny Hackett. Irene was an avid gardener, from her famous daisy’s that spread across her entire yard to impressive vegetable gardens that yielded a bounty every year. She was happiest in her bucket hat and gloves, out in the garden or yard, as the original plant lady.
Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Hackett, Sr., son Jack, and brothers Brahman, Barty, Jack F., and Baxter Holder. Irene is survived by her sister-in-law Wilma Holder, son Kenneth Hackett, Jr. (Crystal), daughter Brenda Cross, daughter Shela Nolan, and daughter Cathy Riggs (Chip); her 9 grandchildren Heather, Hayley, Hope, Donald, Amanda, Robert, Daniel, Courtney, and Clarissa, as well as 15 great-grandchildren Gunner, Cade, Owen, Truitt, Logan, Brent, Kyle, Annie, James, Bradley, Moses, Lana, Erin, Morgan, and Charlie.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 1st from 2pm to 4pm at Evans Funeral home, with a service following at 4pm in the Chapel. Burial to follow at White Plains Baptist Church.
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