Charlotte P. Hackett, schoolteacher

Charlotte Parrott Hackett, a Baltimore native and schoolteacher who was later an active member at Asbury Temple United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., died Nov. 11 of heart and respiratory illnesses at Brian Center in Durham. She was 82.

Services for Mrs. Hackett in Baltimore are scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial United Methodist Church at Dolphin and Etting streets. Asbury Temple United Methodist Church will dedicate its library in her honor Dec. 6.


Mrs. Hackett graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1926 at age 16 and later earned a teaching degree from what was then Coppin Normal School and a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from what is now Morgan State University.

She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.


She taught primarily fifth- and sixth-grade students in the Baltimore public school system until moving to Durham in 1968 with her husband, Rufus E. Hackett Sr.

While in Baltimore, she belonged to clubs such as the Girlfriends, the Stork Club and Jack and Jill.

Mrs. Hackett was a devoted member of Asbury Temple United Methodist Church, where she served in many offices, including president of the local unit of United Methodist Women, chairperson of the Committee on Nominations and Personnel,chairperson of the Outreach Ministries and chairperson of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.

She was also a member of the Board of Trustees.

She participated in the United Methodist Church at the district and conference levels and was a member of the Durham Congregations in Action and the Urban Ministries and Church Women United.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Rufus E. Hackett Sr.; a daughter, Veronica L. Fullwood of Baltimore; a son, Rufus E. Hackett Jr. of Marlboro, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Charlotte Hackett Memorial Library Fund, Asbury Temple United Methodist Church, South Alston Ave., Durham, N.C., 27707.