Harriet Ellen Sparks entered the Kingdom of Heaven on November 11, 2023. She was born April 28, 1949 in Southport, North Carolina to Sara (Creech) and Boyd Bateman. Harriet was a fun loving, active, mischievous child. In her later years, she was loving, sincere, always willing to help others, and never met a stranger.
Harriet enjoyed knitting, fishing, painting, and raising her cats. She could often be found enjoying a John Wayne movie. Her favorite place to be was working in her garden or visiting with family. Harriet was devoted to her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She was a very proud aunt to the Mayor of Palmer.
A spirit filled Christian, Harriet served as a prayer counselor for the 700 club under Pat Robertson. Known to those who loved her as Buzz or their favorite aunt. She spent her professional life as a seamstress then heading up the framing department at M J Designs. Her deep and abiding faith could be felt by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents Sara and Boyd Bateman Sr.; nephews Scotty Lyn, Chris and Mike.
Harriet is survived by brothers Boyd Bateman Jr. and Chuck Bateman; sisters Dot Carey and Polly Webb; nieces and nephews Kathleen, Dennis, Boyd, Kenneth, Charlie and Shelly Ann.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 2:00pm at Maypearl Cemetery.
Flowers may be sent to Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home at 511 W. Main St. Waxahachie Texas 75165.