Hattie Lou

February 3, 1936 ~ July 25, 2022

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Hattie Lou Potts, 86, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, July 25, 2022. She was born on February 3, 1936, in Stanley, to the late Roscoe Franklin and Mary Ruth Freels Young. Hattie graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1954, where she met the love of her life, Bill, her husband of 64 years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was a faithful servant to Jesus Christ. In addition to always being impeccably styled, Hattie enjoyed beach vacations, celebrating holidays with family, decorating her home and working in her flower beds.

Hattie was a dedicated member of Immaculate Catholic Church and was active in parish life. She was President of the Bereavement Committee for many years, was Co-Founder of the Annual Tea Party, and decorated the parish hall for functions that were held. She was a faithful member of St. Vincent de Paul and a host of other charities and organizations. She was also Queen of the Navy Kentuckiana Company No. 1 in 1954 while Bill was an active service member.

In addition to her parents, Hattie was preceded in death by her daughter, Amy Carol Potts; great grandson, Jordan Coy; siblings Anna Lee Johnson, Bobby Young, Margaret Howard and Larry Young. Hattie is survived by her husband, William J. (Bill) Potts; 4 daughters, Annette Coy and her son Kevin (Jessica); Alison Fiorella and her children Lauren (Travis) Morrison, Justin (Vrinda) Fiorella, and Jake (Erin) Fiorella; Abby (Darren) Cissell and sons, Matthew and Will; Emily (Jason) Sargent and children Mary Frances (Joseph) Boarman, Adaline Fulkerson, John (Alexis) Sargent, Sophia Fulkerson, Michael (Katie) Sargent, and Mathew Sargent; great- grandchildren Christopher, Cash, Halle, Brady, Miles, Anna Lucy, Colin, Luca, Tucker, Jett, Hazel Lucille, Giovanni, Hudson, and Thomas; a sister, Connie Gibson and brothers, Joe Young and Frankie Young; brother-in-law Donald J. Johnson and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 9-11am Friday, July 29, 2022, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with a service officiated by Fr. Tony Jones immediately following at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Help Office of Owensboro, Inc., and Birthright – Owensboro.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Jerri Beth, Shayla, Beth, and Lynn. Additionally, Signature at Hillcrest, Heartford House, and Hospice, along with their amazing caregivers and staff, that loved Hattie as if she were their own.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Potts. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Hattie Lou Potts and sign her virtual guestbook at www.haleymcginnis.com.


Visitation: July 29, 2022 9:00 am - July 29, 2022 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Service: July 29, 2022 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


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  1. Rest In Peace beautiful friend & timeless servant of God. You will be missed.

    Fondly, Beverly & Joe Rudy

  2. Such a amazing lady .Loved seeing her sweet smile and prayers she had with me every friday .God has a great lady and my prayers go out to all the family that she loved dearly ..Miss u sweet Hattie see u one day .

  3. Thinking of you and your family in this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts in the upcoming days and beyond.

  4. Abby, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family, may God give you strength to get through this hard time. 🙏🏽

  5. Bill,
    I am so so sorry. We always admired Hattie for who she was and how beautiful she was. I know you will be lost without her. May the angels greet her at the gates of Paradise.
    With lots of love,
    Bonnie & Houston Marks

  6. What a beautiful lady, wife and mother. Hold the memories in your heart. Prayers for all❤️

  7. Bill I am so sorry for your loss. I loved getting to know Hattie in our small group faith sharing at Immaculate. Her faith was inspiring. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Tammy Calhoun

  8. Alison, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Prayers for you and all the family. May she rest in peace.

  9. Bill and Hattie’s families,
    Sincere sympathy to each of you. Always a lady and always friendly….we connected on many things…love of flowers, love of family and church, and the love of helping others especially thru St. Vincent de Paul which both Hattie and Bill loved doing. We offer comfort thru our prayers for you. May God give each of you spiritual peace during this sorrowful days and may Hattie rest in peace.

  10. Dear Emily and Jason, our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda & Lou Drawdy

  11. Dear Billy, I’m so sorry to hear about Hattie. I’ll always have a special spot in my heart for her kindness and wonderful meals she prepared for us. Sorry I was unable to make it to her funeral. I am recuperating from Covid.
    Sincerely, Betty

  12. From my early days at Immaculate, I knew that Hattie was one of the true pillars of the parish. She was the very definition of stewardship. My prayers go out to her family.

  13. So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Hattie was a beautiful soul. Much love to your family. ❤️

  14. Remembering your beautiful smile, loving on all your family and some terrific cornbread dressing.😊Praying for all who are mourning your loss. We know you are residing at the feet of Jesus. 🙏🙏🙏
    We love you and lift Potts and your daughters up in prayer. You’ll be missed by everyone who knew you.
    Your brother – Joe
    Niece – Jennifer Leiter (hubby Bill and son Parker)

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