Colleen Wrenn Hatcher

Colleen Wrenn Hatcher

Colleen Wrenn Hatcher
July 4, 1953 – July 24, 2020

GARNER – Colleen Wrenn Hatcher, 67, passed on Saturday. She was born in Wake County to the late Charles Franklin & Martha Cleo Carter Wrenn. She was a gifted writer and wrote for many local newspapers during her careeer. She enjoyed singing & loved art. She has a warm smile and heart.

She is survived by her children, Jeni Leonard & husband Ted of Raleigh, Sean Hatcher & wife Aislinn of Durham, sister, Mary Holland, grandchildren, Daniel Leonard (Megan), Joshua Leonard, Noah Leonard, Rebekah Leonard, & Bobby Hatcher.

Graveside funeral 10 am, Wednesday, Murray Family Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. Available at on Thursday.


  • Victor & Julie Jue Posted July 27, 2020 2:33 pm

    Julie and I send our deepest condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our continuing prayers go to you for comfort and healing.

  • Ken Throckmorton Posted July 27, 2020 2:36 pm

    Jeni and all, we are praying for you and your family during this time. Love y’all!

    • Laurence Klein Posted August 4, 2020 9:58 pm

      You had a royal, magical presence. Your grace, incredible artistry, expressiveness, intelligence, and strength of spirit are treasures for us all.

  • Catherine You will always be Posted July 27, 2020 2:41 pm

    You will always be loved and missed! I will miss my cut up side kick. Love you forever Aunt Colleen!

  • Efenwealt Wystle Posted July 27, 2020 6:24 pm

    I only met her a few times, but know that the legends of “Lady Rhiannon Bloodsong” live on in the hearts and minds of the people of the Kingdom of Atlantia and the Barony of Windmasters’ Hill. Bards will spread her word fame for generations to come.

  • Linda McLaughlin Posted July 27, 2020 7:45 pm

    You will be missed but your memory will live on in all who knew you.

  • Gunther Posted July 27, 2020 8:51 pm

    We were SCA friends together long ago. You even wrote a song about me! Rest in peace sweet friend.

  • Randy Barham Posted July 27, 2020 11:06 pm

    Jeni, Your Mom was a beautiful lady and I can see where you get your beautiful smile. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Robin Clawson Posted July 28, 2020 9:40 am

    Dear Colleen, we lost touch. I moved to Alaska. But I knew you were in the world somewhere, making someone smile and laugh. Finding out you are no longer here, breaks my heart. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  • Linda Roberts Beck Posted July 29, 2020 6:14 pm

    Rest in Paradise Colleen. My sincere condolences to the family. My grandmother, Wilma Wrenn Little was her Aunt. ❤️

    • Thank you Linda. Posted August 4, 2020 11:11 am

      Thank you Linda.

  • Pete Fagan Posted August 2, 2020 3:44 pm

    Colleen and I wrote and produced a silly sci-fi film in 1984 which included Jenny. My father died at the age of 39 in ’81 and that summer turned everything round; it brought me to life again. We remained friends and stayed in regular contact for the rest of her life. I will be forever grateful. Here is the film.

  • Nancy Tedder Posted August 3, 2020 4:09 pm

    If there was ever a true ‘southern lady’,Colleen was one I have known her for over 30+ years. & will miss her,my thoughts & prayers go out to the family

  • Sarah Garmer Posted August 6, 2021 3:33 pm

    I met you a few years ago when I was volunteering at the Laurels and you asked if I would put some temporary dragonfly tattoos on you and Janice
    I put them on all three of us and an inseparable trio was born! In the years following we all got matching dragonfly scarves, bracelets, earrings, etc etc. I see you in each one. The first day you and I sat down and talked 3 hours went by in a moment after which we knew eachother somehow from long ago. We were never strangers and even more so almost the same person at different times in their life! I love dear Colleen and Janice and miss you terribly! She met my new husband (GJ and Jose have FINALLY after years of YOUR help been banished!!! 🤗l) and we both agreed you would not only approve but try to steal him if I wasn’t careful lol.
    He knows all about you.
    I never thought when I went to volunteer at a nursing facility I’d find my best friends….but I did….I love and miss you

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