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 alexandergallatin.com. Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center is handling arrangements. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555