William M. Hartsfield
"June Rabbit" Jr.
Published in The News
& Observer on September 13, 2009
William McKinley "June
Rabbit" Hartsfield, Jr., hit a Heavenly Home Run on September 9,
2009 and is now running the bases, swinging his bat, and tipping his cap
with the angels, saints, and doves in Gods Glorious Kingdom above.
In 1963, William was drafted and played for the farm team The Baltimore
He is survived by a wife, Emily Marie Byrd Hartsfield; a daughter, MeKeisha
S. French (Sebastian) of Reynoldsburg, OH; a son, Christopher Hartsfield
of Hertford; two grandchildren; sisters-in law, Mrs. Melba Little of Raleigh,
Mrs. Delores Smith of Trevose, PA; brother-in-law, Charlie Simmons of
Family visitation will be held 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September
15, 2009 at Mount Peace Baptist Church, 1601 Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27610.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please
make contributions to "Adopt A Student Program", Shaw University,
118 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Arrangements entrusted to Haywood Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC, (919) 832-2835.