Celia Luisa Pacheco Montgomery, 86 passed away Tuesday July 21, 2020 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville, Georgia.
Celia (Chela) Gutierrez-Pacheco was born in Lima, Peru in August of 1933 the eldest daughter of Nicanor Pacheco and Emilla Gutierrez-Pacheco. She grew to womanhood and then immigrated to the United States in early 1963 with her first husband Lloyd Hatfield. Afterwards she moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where she started a home and cared for her 2 daughters. She later married Rudolf (Doc) Montgomery, a local businessman. Celia enjoyed Bible study and was an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and as a Spanish Instructor for church members in preparation for international missions. She also instructed new members in the English language as well. Ms. Montgomery moved to the Gainesville area in 2010 to be near her daughter.
Graveside services will be held Friday July 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home Thursday July 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Survivors include her daughter, Celia Hatfield and spouse, Dr. Tomasz Kosierkiewcz; daughter, Marie Batho and spouse, Alan Batho; grandchildren, Anna Natalia & Paulina Kosierkiewcz, Michelle Angela Brantley, Justin Batho, Jamie Noval, Phillip Batho; great grandchildren, Brayden Dale King, Jamie Rose King, Jace Elder King & Britney Jo Ackerman, Levi Batho, Troy Dyer, Johnathan Noval, Michael Helton, Emmett Helton, Amelia Batho; siblings, Betsy Pacheco, Edith Pacheco and several nieces and nephews.
Ms. Montgomery is preceded in death by her parents, Nicanor and Emilia Gutierrez-Pacheco, siblings, Raul Pacheco, Nicanor Pacheco, Hernan Pacheco. Husbands, Lloyd Hatfield and Rudolph Montgomery.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing will need to be observed for the visitation and service for everyone's health and safety. Mask are recommended.
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Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
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