Hattie Louise Goldston
From Labor To Reward
January 25, 1960 May 15, 2020
Hattie Louise Anderson Goldston was the eldest of three daughters born to loving parents, Bernice & Essie Mae Anderson who preceded her in death. A close-knit family, Hattie was fiercely protective of her younger siblings, Rosa and Julia. As a child, one of her favorite pasttimes was spending time with her mother learning to cook and prepare mouth-watering meals in the family kitchen. Soon after graduating from Durham High School, she met the love of her life and future husband Mark Goldston. To their union was born four children, whom Hattie adored. She will be reunited with her precious daughter, Keshia Michelle, who went home to be with the Lord at the age of four.
Utilizing the skills she learned from her mother, Hattie attained a position as a baker at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was employed for almost 20 years. In 2010, she launched her own catering business, “Divine Creations,” named to acknowledge the true source of her gift. Hattie was known all over the UNC campus and throughout the Triangle area for her delicious desserts and even received special recognition from the Governor for her superior baking talents.
Hattie lived life to the fullest and embraced every moment. She found great pleasure in travelling both domestically and abroad, but her greatest joy was serving the Lord at No Greater Love Christian Church. A dedicated member of over 15 years, she faithfully served as Pastor’s Aide under the leadership of Apostle Arlene S. Chavis, sang to the glory of God on the Voices of Judah choir and was an integral member of the Hospitality Committee who were well-known for the stellar meal and five-star service they provided annually for her Pastor’s Anniversary. Hattie also delighted in generously sharing her award-winning cakes, cookies, and other tasty treats with visiting Pastors, dignitaries and invited guests.
Hattie was a selfless woman with a servant’s heart whose love extended beyond her family to everyone she knew. She was always giving of her time and talents to her family, church, community, and friends. Her life was a living example of the scripture Galatians 6:9, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” We celebrate because we know Hattie has indeed received her just reward.
She leaves to cherish her memory, devoted husband, Mark Goldston; children, Renita, Thomas (Stacey) and Marcus; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosa Crews (Clyde) and Julia Anderson; one niece and three nephews whom she loved like her own, Brandon Belcher (Tiara), CJ, Brian, and Stacey Crews; one great-nephew; one great-niece and a host of other relatives and friends.
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