Hazel Dotson Simpson

Hazel Dotson Simpson, 98, of Morristown, went to be with her heavenly Father Friday, January 22, 2021. She was a loving and devoted mother, and a pillar of love to the community. She retired from Morristown College as a cook and dietician (known as Ms. Hazel or Momma Hazel) from 1966 to 1998. She loved gardening, canning, and her flowers. She was a devoted member and mother of Thorn Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Essie Marie Dotson Fanney; sister, Doris Kyle; brother, Kenneth Fanney; stepfather, Brown Fanney; and great-granddaughter Tamia Clark; and Charles F. Simpson.

She is survived by daughters, Charlotte (Eddie) Charles of Rogersville, Virginia Smith and Gaynell Scott; son, Charles “Bo” Simpson of Morristown; granddaughters Marie, Delores (Eric), Sherrye, Jennifer (Ron), and Janelle (Louis); grandsons, DeWayne (Misty), Anthony, Wahkeem and LaShun; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Debbie Fanney; nephew Johnny Fanney; several nieces and nephews; friends, Angela Griffy, George Shockley, Mae Riley, John Shivers, and Blair Street neighbors; and her church family and countless ministers.

Special thanks to Avalon for the loving care they gave to our mother.

Visitation will be 12:30 – 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 26 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with services to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Arrangements by: Dockery-Senter Funeral Home

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