Collette Cook Hasty

December 9, 2023 - December 11, 2023
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Colette Cook Hasty was born December 9, 2023 at 11:23pm via emergency c-section in Austin, TX at Dell Children’s Hospital. Our perfect and precious angel met Jesus face-to-face in a whole body, at 9:03pm on December 11, 2023, at two days old.
Colette was diagnosed with a form of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and a chromosome difference of Trisomy 6p Unique. Our precious girl fought hard for 9 months, when every doctor said we should abort her and she wouldn’t make it another week. But every week turned into months, that turned into a full term pregnancy at 38w5d. Colette’s Mama and Daddy fought every step of the way for Colette’s life and Colette did, too. We’ve learned so much about fighting and new layers of love, thru our daughter Colette.
Colette was determined, like her name means (‘determined, victorious one’), to meet her Mama and Daddy. Her middle name, Cook, was after her Nani’s maiden name, which is also Colette’s Mama’s middle name. She was feisty in the NICU, even sedated, pulling out her lines and bandages and turning her head at her parent’s voices and opening her eye. She was little, at 4lbs 8oz and 16.5″ long, but her small stature was made up by her huge personality!
Her parents, Nana, and Gmaw


were able to spend the time with her on her last day on earth, when we were informed that the only place and staff willing to take her on was unable to operate on Colette, as her heart was weaker and more damaged than thought, her liver and other organs began to shut down, and her blood no longer was clotting. Her Mama and Daddy made the hardest decision to remove the vent, after they spent the day with Colette making memories. She passed with two small breaths, in her Mama’s arms and her Daddy stroking her head, with Colette’s Nani and Gmaw close by for comfort. No funeral service will be held for Colette, as her parents have decided to do something more private, just for family.
Colette was met in Heaven by her Great-Grandma Reed, Great-Grandpa Hasty and three Uncles.
Colette is survived by her parents, Corey and Nyssa (Reed) Hasty, of Sterling City, TX; her two siblings, Brea Nicole Hasty and Braydin Lee Charles Hasty; Uncle Richard Reed and Auntie Ashley Bright of Tucson, AZ; Uncle Colby, Auntie Amanda and cousin Grayson Hasty of Sterling City, TX; Nana and Grandpa, Debby and Dr. Ken Reed of Tucson, AZ; Gman and Gmaw, Chad and Cheryl Hasty of Sterling City, TX, Great-Grandma, Freddie Hasty of Sterling City, TX; Great-Grandpa, Ken Reed of Tucson, AZ, and many more family members of the Reed and Hasty families.
In Colette Cook Hasty’s memory, please send donations to Sterling County Public Library ( or contact them for needed Children’s books or send donations for their Children’s Library Time, as Colette would have been involved as she grew up in the community. Colette’s mama is also in talks with Dell Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas, Austin in beginning a Library in their daughter’s memory as well.

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Sterling County Public Library

In Colette Cook Hasty’s memory, please consider a donation to Sterling County Public Library in her name for their Children’s Library Time or contact them for Children’s books that are needed.

Phone: 325-378-2212

301 Main Street
PO Box 1054
Sterling City, Texas 76951
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Born: December 9, 2023
Died: December 11, 2023

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Vilmarie Colondres & Antonio Soto posted on 12/20/23

Our condolences to you and your family. Praying for all of you.


Britny and Cameron york posted on 12/19/23

Always treasured, never forgotten


Britny and Cameron york posted on 12/19/23

Praying always for the days to come, and always remembering, that though her life was brief.. it is no less powerful. So loved ❤️