Celebrating the life of

Louise Galletta-Hackney

July 15, 1950 - August 24, 2020

Louise Galletta-Hackney

Louise Galletta-Hackney, 70, formerly of Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully on Monday, August 24th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Louise was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She is one of four children and was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Henrietta Galletta, younger brother, Eugene Samuel Galletta and husband, David Ray Hackney. She attended Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School and graduated from Jenkins High School. She later attended Savannah College of Art and Design and Armstrong State College. She went on to receive her BSN at ASC where she was awarded Miss Geechee in 1969, awarding her scholarship and entry into the Miss Georgia Pageant. 

Louise began her career at Candler Hospital, as a RN. She completed a 40 year nursing tenure retiring in 2011. Louise enjoyed oil painting, flamingos, fishing, camping, and geocaching. 

Louise is survived by her only child, Ryan Galletta McGhee, her son-in-law, John Clifton McGhee III, and grandson, Sawyer James McGhee of Milledgeville, Georgia; as well as sister, Lucy Galletta May, brother, Pastor Leo Galletta, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.  

Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.





I haven't seen Louise in 50 years, but I have always remembered her it's a lovely, smiling girl it was a pleasure to know. I am so sorry for your loss.

- Ginny Cafiero Pavey, Douglasville, GA

I am sorry for your loss Leo. Will be praying for you and your family.

- Linda Hood Tamblyn, Swainsboro, GA

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

- Pat Bolton, Savannah , Ga

I met Louise in August 1993 when we both began employment at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia I enjoyed working with Louise and enjoyed knowing her. God bless Louise and her family.

- Joan Gauthier, Lawrenceville, GA

Please accept our condolescences for your loss. May God's grave be sufficient in the days before you.

- Lynne Boatright/Pat Mitchell, Savannah, GA

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Went to school with Louise

- Betsy Brazzeal, 9236 Garland Dr Savannah Ga

So sorry to hear about Louise. Prayers for her family.

- Judy Clayton , Greensboro, GA

So sorry that we have lost Louise. We worked together in the operating room at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was an avid do-it-yourselfer and we spent an interesting weekend putting up a tile backsplash in my kitchen. I spend a lot of time in that room and will be remembering Louise for helping me with that project and teaching me some tricks that made it turn out so well! Rest in Peace, friend! Thinking of the family...

- KAREN WALSH, Lawrenceville, GA

I am so sorry for the loss of Louise. She was an exceptional nurse and thru her efforts made the OR a pleasant place and kept us all in check like her little chickens. May God bless you Louise, her family and friends.

- Catherine Duda, Lawrenceville, Ga30045

Louise was veru special to my heart. I worked with her in the OR at Gwinnett Hospital System fior many years and introduced her to her husband, David Hackney. Sheadored her beautiful daughter and was always up for an adventure . May the Holy Spirit comfort each of those who loved this beautiful lady. She truly was a unique and special friend.

- Jenny Foxworth, Loganville, Geirgia

Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was funny, creative, and an all around caring person. May she Rest In Peace but always live in your heart.

- Dawn (Olivares) Compton, Lilburn, Georgia

Work with Louise at Gwinnett Med. Center a good friend,she will be missed.


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It was a pleasure working with Louise at Gwinnett Medical Center. Louise was sweet and kind and personable. I am honored to have known Louise.

- Vickie Flood, Buford, Ga.

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Lisa my prayers are with you and your family.I am so sorry for your loss .My she rest in peace

- Debra, Winder, GA

My deepest sympathy & condolences to the family of Louise, from one of her classmates of the HVJ Class of 1968. May she Rest In Peace.

- Carolyn Saxon Sheehan, Tybee Island, GA

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- Deborah Hattrich, Midway , Ga

I worked with Louise, when I was a new nurse, in the OR. She was hardworking and helpful. I learned so much from her! May she Rest In Peace.

- Celeste Henderson, Dacula, GA

So sad to know Louise is gone. May her soul forever rest in peace.

- Robert and LaTrelle Galletta, Townsend, GA

Codolences to family and friends on Louise's passing. I knew her at Armstrong, she was my Alpha Gamma Delta my big sister, a beautiful and special woman. So sad to hear she's gone.

- Lynn M. Fritts, Savannah, GA


- Bobbyboile, Karak, Jordan

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel