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Hattie Thompson

October 5, 1935 — October 12, 2020

Born in Rich Valley, VA on October 5, 1935 Departed on October 12, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN Private Graveside: Crestview Memory Gardens Room: Graveside
Hattie Mae Thompson

Born in Rich Valley, VA on October 5, 1935

Departed on October 12, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

Private Graveside: Crestview Memory Gardens Room: Graveside

Hattie Mae Harris Thompson, age 85, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, October 12th, 2020. A private graveside service will be held at Crestview Memory Gardens on Thursday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m., with The Rev. Lewis Groce officiating.

Hattie was born October 5th, 1935, in Rich Valley, VA, daughter of the late Henry Clarence Harris and Marvella Havens Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy R. Thompson, Sr., sister, Mary Cornelia White, and brother James Walker Harris.

She is survived by her three sons, Billy R. Thompson, Jr. (Alison) of Gallatin, Joe H. Thompson (Brenda) of Gallatin, and Paul Thompson (Angie) of Smyrna; grandchildren, Emily Ann Thompson of Boston, MA and Lincoln Ryan Thompson of Smyrna; and sisters Roberta Lee of Saltville, VA and Elizabeth Heath of Chilhowie, VA. She was a 1952 graduate of Rich Valley High School and a 1955 graduate of the Johnston Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Abingdon, VA.

Hattie was a Registered Nurse and, after working in the Tri-Cities, TN area for a few years, moved to Gallatin to work at Sumner County Memorial Hospital shortly after it opened. After raising her three sons, she returned to the nursing field and actively practiced nursing until shortly after her 81st birthday. Online condolences may be submitted at Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is handling arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555

18 Comments Carol thompson October 13, 2020 at 11:33 pm - Reply

So sorry for our loss. Hattie was a great lady she will be missed

Lib Barrett October 14, 2020 at 1:52 am - Reply

Roberts I am sorry for the loss of.your sister.Prayers for the family.

Terry Roberson October 14, 2020 at 2:15 pm - Reply

Guys, sorry to hear about Hattie. My Gallatin memories are some of my fondest.
Thinking about you and Take Care.

Jim and Nancy Hudson October 14, 2020 at 3:35 pm - Reply

Jim and Nancy Hudson——We go back to the early banking days with Hattie and Bill. We became really good friends with them. Their boys and our girls were the same age, and we did many week-end trips that were great fun !! It is nice
to remind the boys that your Mother was a classy lady, and will be missed by all of us.

jim and Nancy Hudson October 14, 2020 at 3:43 pm - Reply

Jim and Nancy Hudson——–Sorry to learn of Hattie’s passing. We were close friends of theirs in the early days of
banking. Their sons and our daughters were the same age, and we did many week-end trips together. To Bill, Joe,
and Paul, we wish you have the best.

Jill Grim October 14, 2020 at 4:39 pm - Reply

Judge Thompson,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman, still practicing nursing at age 80!
Jill Grim

Paula C DeBerry October 14, 2020 at 4:59 pm - Reply

Ron and Paula DeBerry – We were so saddened to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers.

Frank Scott, Brandt & Sandie Scott October 15, 2020 at 12:17 am - Reply

Praying for the Thompson family. She raised fine young men.

Mike Harris October 15, 2020 at 12:26 am - Reply

Bill, Joe and Paul. So sorry for your loss. Aunt Hattie was a wonderful person and will be missed. We are all older now but l still remember when you guys came in to visit at grandmother Harris's when we all were much younger. I always looked forward to your visit. Times like this are hard and there is not much a person can say or do to ease the pain. If you guys need anything at all, please let us know. My mother ( Aunt Lois ) also wanted to say that she too is sorry and that she will miss speaking with Hattie! Our prayers will be with each of you and your families.

Mike Harris….
Gate City Va

Melody Frazier Morris October 15, 2020 at 2:55 am - Reply

To all the Thompson family, sons, daughter in loves, and grand children:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Ms Hattie was a kind lady! She will be missed by many. Our love and prayers are with you. May God comfort each of you.
Melody and Mike Morris, Dallas Morris and Grace Morris

Dustie Williams October 15, 2020 at 5:10 pm - Reply

I was one of Mrs. Hattie’s caregivers at The Waterford. She was always a blessing to be around, and will be greatly missed. My prayers are with the family during this time.

Laura Goodall snd Charlie Niewold October 15, 2020 at 7:59 pm - Reply

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Robin Proetta October 15, 2020 at 8:10 pm - Reply

Dear Bill & Alison, Joe, Brenda & Emily, and Paul, Angie, Spencer & Lincoln:
We are so sorry for your loss and pray that the Lord will surround you with His Peace and Comfort. We love you,
Robin & Mike Proetta

Diana Lewis October 15, 2020 at 10:58 pm - Reply

My sympathy to the family. I worked along side Hattie, as a nurse, for 15 years. She was so compassionate to our patients and worked diligently to make their lives meaningful. She will be missed.

Ruth Wolfe Wright October 16, 2020 at 4:52 am - Reply

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Loved One ! Hattie was a kind person, a very good Nurse and will be missed by many. She was working at SRMC when Jeffrey was born 9/12/1961. Thankful that she served our Family at the time. God Bless each of you. May the good memories give you much comfort at this time. Much Love and Prayers. Ruth, Jay and Tracy Wright

Diane Hinson October 18, 2020 at 7:05 pm - Reply

Bill, Joe and Paul, I was so sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was a very sweet lady. May you find comfort in your memories of her. God bless.

Sheila Capley October 22, 2020 at 3:31 pm - Reply

So sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for you all.

Suzanne Pate October 30, 2020 at 8:27 pm - Reply

Hattie and I first became acquainted when she brought Paul to me for speech therapy at the age of three or four, and ended up continuing until he graduated high school. Over all these growing up years of Paul's, Hattie and I came to know each other well, perhaps in a different context than many, but in ways that earned my respect and admiration for her again and again. She was a remarkable woman and, as a result, Paul became a remarkable young man. I never had the opportunity to meet other members of your family, but please know I am so sorry for your loss. I know she will be deeply missed.

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