JJ Hatcher Obituary, Death – Jason Dewayne Hatcher, Jr., sometimes known as JJ, was born to Jason and Natasha Hatcher on December 21, 2006, in the city of Carrollton in the state of Texas. Most of his life was spent in the city of Carrollton, Texas. He made the move to Ashburn, Virginia, in 2014 and remained there for the subsequent 2 years. JJ had his early education at the Castle Hills Montessori School as well as the Spanish Schoolhouse. Following his time at the preschool, he received his elementary education at Castle Hills Elementary in Lewisville and Stewart Weller Elementary in Ashburn, Virginia. In 2016, the family relocated from California to Texas, where he attended Homestead Elementary for a brief period of time before transferring to Arbor Creek.
JJ participated in a wide variety of sports and was a member of the Arbor Creek Band all throughout his time in elementary and middle school. Football, baseball, and basketball were among his most cherished pastimes. Both in the classroom and at whatever sporting event he took part in, he was a standout performer. Additionally, we mean exceptionally well when we say excelled. He was the real-life equivalent of Superman, flying all over the place. Literally. If you are aware, then you are aware. The Cowboys little league football team, The Colony Cougars, Five Star, Dallas Mustangs, and Frozen Ropes were among the little league teams that he played for, and he also guests played with many other teams.
JJ followed in the footsteps of his older siblings by enrolling at Hebron High School for his freshman and sophomore years of high school. He was a student, a friend, and an athlete all at the same time. His abilities were limitless, and his work ethic was unparalleled, not to mention that his spirit was completely untainted. In high school, he was a member of the basketball, baseball, and football teams for the Hebron Hawks. He would consistently assert that “sports is life.” When he wasn’t competing for his school’s team, he was busy keeping himself occupied by playing on several club teams. Baseball’s Arkansas Sticks, 7-on-7’s DFW Pride, and the Texas Epic were some of the teams he competed for (7on7).
JJ possessed extraordinary abilities as well. He had an unrivaled affection for all of his family members, including his parents, siblings, grandparents, extended relatives, friends who were like family, friends, the parents of his friend’s children, and siblings of his friends. His grin could make even the darkest room seem bright. He shone brightly in this world, illuminating the rooms he entered and showering his unique love on everyone he encountered. His teammates and coaches, they were extremely important to him. He was constantly working on himself to become an even better individual, as well as working with others to become an even better group.
On December 18, 2022, Jason Dewayne Hatcher, Jr., who was just 15 years old at the time of his death in Plano, Texas, passed away. JJ is survived by his parents, Jason and Natasha Hatcher, Sr., of Carrollton, Texas; his siblings, Carlos, Tamia, Boston, and Journee, all of Carrollton, Texas; his grandmother, Dianne Beard; his grandfather, John Jenkins; and his great grandmother, Mercidean Beard. His memory will be cherished by all of these people forever. a large number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and close acquaintances. His grandfather, Jase Hatcher, and grandmother, Jane Jones Hatcher, both passed away before he did.
We are going to miss our dear friend JJ. Our lives will never be the same, and although the future will be challenging, it will also be full with opportunity. JJ’s 15 years on earth had such a profound impact on the lives of so many people that we should consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have known him, his love, his wit, his singing, his dancing, his athletics, and his dedication to God. He served as an example for all of us.
We would want to thank everyone who has loved and supported our son through their prayers, food, flowers, acts of service, visits, and most importantly, their love. On Friday, December 23, 2022, at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, a funeral ceremony will be performed at the Faith Chapel of Prestonwood Baptist Church. At the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas, the family will host a visitation on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during which people will be welcome to pay their respects.