Mrs. Hattie Mae Wike, 88, of Raeford, North Carolina entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 21, 2023, in Hamlet, North Carolina.
On May 16, 1935, Hattie Blyther Wike was born to the late Abraham and Hattie Blyther in Moore County, North Carolina. She was called home on July 21, 2023, while in the company of her loving family. Hattie graduated from Berkeley High School in Aberdeen, North Carolina. After high school, she had various jobs and later met the love of her life Charlie B. Wike Sr., to who she was married for fifty-three years until Charlie was called home on February 14, 2010. After marriage, they moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York, before settling back in Raeford, North Carolina.
She worked as a cook and a personal caregiver and retired from Hyland Hills Country Club in 1997. In the early 70s, Hattie became a member of St. Mary’s Christian Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she was an active member of the nursing board and choir. She remained a faithful member until she was called home.
Her two brothers, Abraham Blyther and Edmund Blyther, three sisters, Betty Barkley, Novella Purcell, and Luvicy Blyther-Coleman, and two grandsons, Joshua Wike and Shelton Long, all preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn four sons, Larry Wike (Virginia) of Largo, MD, Charlie Wike Jr. (Priscilla) of Hinesville, GA, Dwayne Wike (Madelyn) of Red Springs, NC, and Antonio Wike Sr. (Audra) of the home; one brother, Willie James-Blyther of Aberdeen, NC; four sisters, Mammie Perkins and Anne Purcell both of Aberdeen, NC, Cornelie Blyther of Brooklyn, NY and Vincentia Johnson (Jerome) of Raeford, NC; two sisters-in-law, Rosa Bryant (Lemuel) of Greensboro, NC and Balarie McLeod (Julius) of Seattle, WA; five brothers-in-law, George Wike Jr. of Raeford, NC, Johnny Wike (Bernice) and Clinton Wike (Bertha) both of Maryland, Isaiah Purcell of Long Island, NY, and Norris Wike (Patrice) of Chesapeake, VA; twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
All of her nieces and nephews were dear and special to her. A very special thank you to her caregivers at Liberty Hospice and granddaughter Latoya Wike-Nicholson (William). Also, special thanks to her daughter-in-law, Audra Wike, for being by her side to the very end.
Please keep the family and friends of Mrs. Hattie Mae Wike in your thoughts and prayers.
Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Southern Pines, North Carolina.