Savilla  Hackett

Obituary of Savilla M. Hackett

Savilla M. Hackett, 78, of St. Petersburg, passed away on December 10, 2022.  Born on July 19, 1944, in Anderson, Indiana, Savilla was one of three children of Marvin L. and Edith (Hobbs) Murrell.  Savilla was married to her beloved husband for 48 years, U.S Army Retired CW4, Phillip G Hackett.

While raising a family with her husband and best friend, Savilla worked for the Internal Revenue Service for several years. She then worked as U.S. Central Command Protocol Officer at MacDill Air force Base for 30 years, and had a wonderful career coordinating operations while stationed in Hawaii, Turkey, Germany, Africa, Egypt, and throughout the United States. 

Savilla incorporated her faith into her daily living.  She was kind and loving, friendly and generous in volunteering her time.  Her favorite book was the Bible and favorite saying was “One day at a time sweet Jesus”.   She was happiest when she was with her husband, and her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.   Her achievements included being a member of the National Honor Society.  She’s was a terrific cook and her Christmas rum cakes were always a family favorite.  

Her parents and her brothers, Ron Murrell and Gene Murrell preceded her in death.   

She will be remembered and greatly missed by her husband and her children, Kerry (Julie), Troy,  Greg (Marypat), Sean, Valerie and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

Family and friends will gather at Anderson/McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 MLK Street North on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 for visitation and services starting at 10:30am and services at 11:30 am. Following services, Savilla will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery. 

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