Betty Jean Hatfield

February 1, 1937April 8, 2014

Betty Jean Hatfield, age 77, of Nashville, went to be with her late husband of 59 years, James A. Hatfield.

Also preceded in death by daughters, Sammy Hatfield, Nell Falls, Teresa Darlene and Clarice Jean; son. Victor Hatfield.

Survived by children, Betty (David) Middleton, Charity and Ciera Hatfield, Brianna Delgado, Hope (Stanley) Church, Robert (Amanda) Marsh, Jackie (Mike) Stroud, Jennifer (Len) Burton, Nicole Hatfield, Tabitha (Tim) Stock, Jerry Smythia and Casey Jones; Grandchildren, James, Kristafer, Dakota Middleton, Lacey Hatfield, Kynlei "Kookie" and Kristian James Dutton, Heather and Angale Davis, Sanny Marsh, Timothy Church, Brian LaRue, Amanda Nicholson, Page Stroud, Seronte and Kylee Burton, Nikki and Stacey Stock, William, Oppie and Charles Muncey; two great-grandchildren.

Betty worked for Werthern Bag for 28 years and decided to raise more children than her own. Her and her husband took on more than 260 + children thru DCS. She was a member of First General Baptist Church, 4030 Cedar Cir., Nashville, TN 37218.

A celebration of her life will be held, 12 noon, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First General Baptist Church, with Brothers James Allen and Chad Zimmerle officiating. The interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Jackie Raines, Tony Gonzalez, Bryan Nicholson, William Muncey, Robert Marsh and Joey King. Honorary pallbearers are Sammy Marsh and Kristafer Middleton.

Visitation will be 12-7 pm Thursday, 12-7 Friday, and 11-12 Saturday. All services will be at the Church.

Eastland Funeral Home, 904 Gallatin Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37206.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Peggy Smythia

December 1, 2014

I didn't know Betty that good but she took real Good care of our son Jerry Smythia. that's why I left him with her. I though it was the best for Jerry. Miss Hatfield was always good about letting us see him and she let us take him to our Family Gathering. All & All she was a good Person inside and out side. And I want to tell the Family how sorry we are about Miss Hatfields Death. she was a sweet Woman. Peggy Smythia.

Charity "Punkin" Dutton (Hatfield)

April 16, 2014

Thank you all so much for your kind words about my sweet mama. She was the best woman and mother in the world. I strive to be only half the mother she was. I miss you so much mama. Tell Daddy I love him and I know y'all are so happy to be together again.

Melanie & Gary Belcher

April 11, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss. I pray the love of family and friends will comfort you all thru this difficult time.

April 11, 2014

I am so sorry for the passing of Betty. She was a great lady and I loved her dearly. May god be with all of you at this time..Love always, Theresa and Danielle

Keri Pollock-Cross

April 11, 2014

So Sorry for your loss Charity, she loved so many children with all of her heart and now she is going back to be with the Lord as his child; but I know she will be with you in times of need and times of joy like when you have your precious boy, watching over you.

April 10, 2014

Thank you cyndi i love my mom more than anything r.i.p. momma tell daddy and chandler i love and miss them...

Patsy Ferrell

April 10, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss, Betty Jean and Bubba (James) were always so kind to me as a child when I would visit them during the summer. Now she is with her Lord and no more pain, just happiness. My prayers are with you all. Love you all. Patsy Warren Ferrell.

Cyndi Ernst-Wheeler

April 10, 2014

Casey, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It seems she was such a great woman with a huge heart. I'm glad you knew that love.
Prayers to your family.

April 10, 2014

Betty you will be missed very very much , I love you sis and will never forget you,,,, honeychild

Joni Forsythe-Cheeves

April 10, 2014

Prayers for the family, Ms. Betty is going to be missed by so many.