Published 4:09 pm Monday, November 29, 2021
Ann Hampton, 80, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Hillview Health Care Center. Ann was born in Elizabethton to the late Fred S. and Elizabeth Gillespie Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Freddy Moore.
Ann retired as an Executive Director of the Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education, with 24 years of service to the State. Prior to that she worked for several years as a Special Education Supervisor of Johnson County Schools. While living in Nashville, she generously donated her time and money to several charitable organizations. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Elizabethton. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education at ETSU and she received her Masters of Special Education at the University of Tennessee. Music was something she loved and she herself was a pianist and organist. Traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren were her favorite things.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Will Hampton and John Hampton, both of Elizabethton, Tenn.; her daughter, Mollie Hampton Hart (Sterling) of Liberty, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Edward) Hood, Amanda Elizabeth Picciarelli, Laura Picciarelli (Jef) Holloman, LeeAnn Hampton, William Hampton, Kate Hampton and Callie Hampton; one great-grandson, Rivers Hood; and her sister, Susan Moore Walker of Erwin, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate Ann’s life will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 2, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Raymond Amos Sr. officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 3, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Hillview Health Center for the loving care given to Mrs. Hampton. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to The Parkinson Foundation, 1359 Broadway Ste. 1509, New York, NY 10018. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Hampton family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.