Mary Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Hatfield
On December 20, 2020, Mary Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Hatfield, Johnson City, Tenn., went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born August 24, 1934 to the late David T. Meredith and Pearl Ford Meredith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Fitzsimmons I, and husband, Hugh Hatfield, and brothers, Jack Meredith, Ralph Meredith, J.D. Meredith, Wayne Meredith and Rexie Meredith.
Mary was a loving wife to both husbands and served faithfully by their side in their pastoral ministries. She cherished her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those that knew her know that God and her family were the loves of her life. It was a true blessing to call her Mom, Grandmother, Grandmama, Big Momma, Grandma, Ma-Maw and Friend. She will be greatly missed but Heaven has been made sweeter with her presence.
Those left to cherish her memories include sons, Charles H. Fitzsimmons II and wife Charlene of Elizabethton, Tenn., Dick Hatfield and wife Jennie of Lexington, S.C., and Mark Hatfield and wife Janie of Marceline, Mo; daughters, Emmalena Scott Bailey of Johnson City, Tenn., and Sharon Mosley and husband Wayne of Reidsville, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Dee Benge of Concord, N.C.; grandchildren/great-grandchildren, Nikki Rainey and husband James (Aulden and Audrey); David Scott and wife Jennie (David Edward and Faith); Hannah Arrowood and husband Jeff (Sierra and Brianna); Tiffany Dunn and husband Behm “Z” (Christian and Sean); Brittany Lewis and husband Chad (Gracie, Carter and Millie); Jason Hatfield and wife Amy; Kelly Hatfield (Clayton and Christopher Lambert); Patrick Hatfield and wife Brooke (Colin); Matthew Mosley (Walker and Mason); Emily Stieger and husband Matthew (Reagan, Levi, Jackson and Maggie); Katie Martin and husband Nathan (Reese and Anderson) and John Mark Hatfield and wife Haley (Rylie, Houston and Lillie); sisters-in-law, Rita Meredith, Judy Meredith and Lois Hatfield Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.
An open casket viewing will be held at Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home on Saturday, December 26, from noon until 4 p.m. A private graveside service will be held for the family. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, to honor the years of service Mary and Hugh Hatfield gave to Appalachian Christian Camp, memorial gifts can be made online at campacc.com or by mail to Appalachian Christian Camp, 512 Cross Circle, Unicoi, TN 37962. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask. Online condolences may be shared with the family and viewed on our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Hatfield family.