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Hattie Barron

January 17, 1938 ~ February 17, 2020 (age 82)

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Ms. Hattie Bonaparte Barron; was called home to eternal rest on Monday, February 17, 2020. She was born January 17, 1938.

Ms. Barron joined and was baptized at Emancipation Baptist Church in St. Matthews, South Carolina at a very early age, a church she loved faithfully.

She attended Orangeburg Public Schools and Graduated from Wilkinson High School and received her high school diploma.  She received a nursing degree from Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, a Bachelor degree in Nursing and a Master Degree in Liberal Studies from Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She was a registered nurse for 30 years at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by Lonnie Spigner and Hattie Smith Spigner, grandparents; John Wesley Bonaparte and Lucille Spigner Bonaparte parents and John Wesley Bonaparte Jr. brother.

She leaves to mourn and follow her legacy two sons Jeffrey Malone Barron, and Kevin Oran Barron both of Hillside, New Jersey, one daughter Darlene Lashawn Grant of Orangeburg, South Carolina, four sisters Helen Mitchell, Willie Mae Turner, Gladys B. Johnson, Shirley Bonaparte and one brother Curtis Bonaparte all of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Two special nieces Gloria B. Watson of Sunrise, Florida and Helen Melissa Bonaparte of Simpsonville, South Carolina seven (7) Grandchildren, five (5) Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  

She had a strong passion for African American and African Culture. She gained her knowledge through her studies. To gain a first-hand experience she toured several countries on the continent of Africa (Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali and Morocco).

She also participated in the million man march, and million women march.

To stay true to her beliefs in giving she contributed to many charitable organizations such as UNCF, National Museum of African American Culture, and the National Urban League.

She enjoyed line dancing and became a member of the golden steppers in Elizabeth, New Jersey. An elderly line dancing group. She leaves to mourn and follow her legacy two sons Jeffrey Malone Barron, and Kevin Oran Barron both of Hillside, New Jersey, one daughter Darlene Lashawn Grant of Orangeburg, South Carolina, four sisters Helen Mitchell, Willie Mae Turner, Gladys B. Johnson, Shirley Bonaparte and one brother Curtis Bonaparte all of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Two special nieces Gloria B. Watson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Helen Melissa Bonaparte of Simpsonville, South Carolina seven (7) Grandchildren, five (5) Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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