Bettie J. "Jackie" Hasty
December 22, 1932 – April 5, 2019
Bettie Jacqueline "Jackie" Hasty entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the age of 86.
Jackie was the beloved wife of the late William Hasty; devoted and cherished mother of Bill (Mary Carol) Hasty, David Hasty, Brenda (Steven) Kramer, and the late Diane Hasty-Allen; loving grandmother of Rebecca, Nicole, Ashley, Sherry, Sandy, and Susan; dear great-grandmother of Jaylyn, Jessie, Soraya, Kirsten, Sammie, Caleb, and Cody; great-great-grandmother to Kyra; sister of Vera White; aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
Our mother, Jackie, as she preferred to be called, was the youngest of her family. She had seven sisters; Bonnie, Jessie, Billie, Aileen, Vera, Berda, and Cassie. The stories she told of her childhood experiences were colorful, and we as a family never tired of hearing them. She learned at a very early age the pain of loss. She and her sister, Cassie, were hit by a car riding double on a bicycle. She lived but unfortunately, Cassie didn't. She could never possibly forget it, and she carried the scars from that tragic day.
She married Bill (William), our father at a young age and had four children; Bill, David, Diane, and Brenda. Dad passed away way too young in his 30's and she was left to raise us alone. Times were not easy but we endured as a family. She was a strong woman because she had to be.
We learned personally at a young age, the strength of family values. She was a fine example to follow. She was courageous, and persevered in the face of adversity. She was the glue that bonded us. As each of us grew, some chose mates and had our own families. She became a proud grandmother many times, and was proud of each of them in their own right.
Then came the pain of another loss. Her third born, Diane, passed away at the early age of 44. It grieved her until the end of her own life. No parent should ever suffer the loss of their own child. She endured it, but it cut her deeply.
She came to be a great-grandmother several times, and was very active in raising Jessie, one of the great joys of her life. They would sit as Jackie passed on her stories and experiences, no doubt teaching life's lessons to a young life that has yet to learn.
Before her passing, she hastened to have a tree planted in the yard. Only now these past few days do we realize it was done for a greater purpose. It was done so that we would have a forever reminder that Jackie Hasty was here and she loved us.
We have great memories of our mother that we will forever cherish, and we will greatly miss her. Life is short. Be kind and love one another.
The family of Jackie Hasty
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9, from 4-8pm at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Ann MO 63074. A Celebration of Jackie's Life will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 11am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Association are greatly appreciated.
Please leave a favorite memory of Jackie for her family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.
- Henry P. Watkins, Father
- Audrey O. Mathis, Mother
- William Hasty, Husband
- William (Mary Carol) Hasty, Son
- David Hasty, Son
- Brenda (Steven) Kramer, Daughter
- Diane Hasty-Allen, Daughter
- American Heart Association
- Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- A Celebration of Jackie's Life Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Bettie J. "Jackie" Hasty
April 15, 2019
My heart goes out to you in this time of mourning . I pray God and family bring you comfort.
Jackie was my great aunt and the fond memories of her make me smile. I had lived in California with my family most of my life so when we would come to visit relatives in st.louis Jackie always made us feel at home. I loved those trips to see her and her family.
Aunt Jackie no wonder you were my favorite great aunt . You blessed everyone who knew you.
Jackie you will be missed and loved forever💐
Lindsay Arens Nix
April 9, 2019
Growing up next door, I remember Jackie (Mrs. Hasty) and the family very well. My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother.
April 8, 2019
Thank you everyone who has left heart felt messages for the family. It is very touching and the memories you shared with her would have meant so much to her. This was a recent photograph of her with Great Granddaughter Jessie.
April 8, 2019
I want to let the family know, I'm so sorry for ur loss, I met Jackie in May 1971, My son was 3 months old, Jackie worked with me at ASTRO on woodson Rd. Even though Jackie was older than I, we hit it off at work, she brighten the work day, very good memories, Plus when I turned 24 yrs. old I had 2 kids by then, I needed to have a hysterectomy, & back then they kept you in the hospital for 7 to 10 days, Jackie Babysat my 2 kids Lee & Frieda, 4 years old & Frieda not quite 2yrs. I couldn't stand being in the hospital any longer I checked myself out and I took two buses to my mother's house in Woodson Terrace, Jackie brought my kids over when they were running up to me she took a picture, maybe that picture is among ur photos, So many good times & memories with Jackie, ( plus last June I lost my son Lee suddenly, ). I think of all the tragedy that Jackie faced, so I keep that in mind, when it's hard to face the day without my son Lee 💔, I Loved ur Mom , so very helpful, even though her plate was full. 💞
April 8, 2019
Aunt Jackie was a lifeline for me. She was always there when things got tough. She was always playing the "peacemaker" and wanted, so much, for families to be close - no matter what. Aunt Jackie walked a rough road all her life, but particularly following the loss of her husband. She stood up straight and moved forward as best she could. She raised four children on her own and loved each of them dearly. In the midst of all that she kept an open heart and open door for her nieces and nephews. She will always be in my heart. My sympathy and prayers go out to her family and friends. We all know she is with her Lord and Savior, at peace and in fine health.
Denise & Ron Mcclanahan
April 6, 2019
Jackie deeply loved her children, grandchildren, and other family. She also loved her church family. She was an encouragement to me often in my parenting, ministered to our children at church when they were small, and asked about them often over the years. Jackie was a woman of humility, devotion, selflessness, great patience and faithfulness. I am inspired by her examples of unconditional love. She lovingly spoke of our Savior and is, now, in His presence. She has diligently prayed over the years that all of her family and friends will follow Christ; know His comfort, healing and hope; and that she will see them in heaven. To her family, we are sorry for your great loss of this beautiful, dear lady.
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