December 14, 2020
Glenda Hatchett, the star of the former court show "Judge Hatchett," celebrated her mother's 99th heavenly birthday by posting a loving tribute to her on Instagram.
Glenda Hatchett made sure to celebrate her mother, who would have turned 99 on Thursday. The actress took to her Instagram page to share a cute picture of herself and her late mother, showing their striking resemblance.
In the first picture, Hatchett sat on a brown sofa next to her mom, who sat on another couch. Hatchett wore a blue long-sleeved gown, which she matched with floral heels.
Hatchett's late mom wore a floral long-sleeved top which she matched with black pants and black sandals. She also wore black socks and had an orange-and-brown shawl wrapped around her neck.
Both women smiled excitedly in the snapshot. Hatchett also shared a video that showed her mother speaking in front of some people. She captioned the post:
"Today an angel was born... my mother would have been 99 years young today! She lived life with no regrets and loved her family and friends..."
Hatchett wished her late mom a happy birthday, adding that she remains loved and missed by those she left behind. The senior attorney added two more pictures to her post.
One showed her posing with her mom at an outdoor restaurant, while another picture showed the latter posing with her grandson and great-grandchildren in front of a Christmas tree.
Charles was married to Kira Johnson, who died in April 2016 after giving birth to their second son Langston.
Hatchett is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law. She has also served on the Boards of three Fortune 500 companies - ServiceMaster Company, HCA, and The Gap Inc.
Her former nationally syndicated show, "Judge Hatchett" was nominated for the Emmy Awards twice and won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series.
Hatchett also authored the best-selling books, "Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say" in 2003 and "Dare to Take Charge" in 2010. She owns a national law firm, the first in America to be entirely owned and headed by a Black woman.
The 69-year-old is divorced and has two sons, Charles S. Johnson IV and Christopher. Charles was married to Kira Johnson, who died in April 2016 after giving birth to their second son Langston.
Family and friends rallied to Charles' support after he lost his wife, and in the year after her death, he spoke to People and revealed how he was coping.
He revealed Kira suffered severe complications that resulted from the C-section and was in pain. However, she never complained and smiled through the pain until her death.
Charles noted he and his sons have been surrounded by love since his wife's passing and said that without his family and everyone supporting him, he would not have been able to go through it.