Audrey Cole Hatchell
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Virginia Beach - Audrey Cole Hatchell, 43, of Virginia Beach passed away on Saturday May 3, 2014. Her family was by her side as she drifted off to be with the Lord.
Audrey was born to Edward and Ann Orenduff of Portsmouth, Virginia, on March 10, 1971. At an early age she moved to Orange County, Virginia, where she spent most of her youth and discovered her passion for riding and caring for horses. She competed in many riding events throughout her childhood and had an abundance of ribbons and trophies. After graduating from Great Bridge High School she attended both Southern Seminary College and Tidewater Community College earning her degree in early childhood education. At the age 21 she married and became a loving wife to James, mother of a son, Mason, and a daughter, Ashton. Audrey loved being a homemaker for her family and mastered her culinary skills preparing many creations for her family and the frequent special family gatherings she hosted. In 2008, Audrey and her husband James purchased their farm in Virginia Beach where it was named Ashmore Farms, after their daughter. Here, Audrey combined her love of education and equestrian skills to teach young riders the same enthusiasm she had for the sport. Audrey found her passion early in life and was able to fulfill her dreams on Ashmore Farm. Audrey's final wish was to be cremated and her ashes spread on the country side of Orange County, where her dreams began.
Survivors include her loving husband, James Nelson Hatchell, Jr.; her children, James Mason and Ashton Mae; her parents, Edward and Ann Orenduff; her brothers, Edward Michael and wife Melissa, and Jason Robert and fiancée Liz, and grandmother Bettie Cole Holland. She also leaves behind to cherish her memory many nieces, nephews and her beloved dog, Harry.
The family will be receiving friends to celebrate Audrey's life from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.
The family will be having a private ceremony in Orange County at a later date.
Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.omanfh.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 6, 2014