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Anne Breazeale Hadden
Kingsport - Anne Breazeale Hadden, age 78, entered into God's Eternal Embrace surrounded by her family on November 13, 2021 from Ballad Medical Center. She was born on October 1, 1943 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the daughter of Thomas "Buck" and Anne Townsend Breazeale. A graduate of Bearden High School, Knoxville, she graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1965, where she was a Vol Beauty in The Volunteer yearbook. She was also a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and was Co-Chair of Millers College Board.
Following marriage, Anne worked in Human Resources for Union Carbide in New York City and later as the Home Economist for Bristol Tennessee Electric System.
Active in community organizations, Anne served as President of Kingsport Junior League; Chair of Holston Valley Foundation Three Star Gala; President of the Girls Club; Chair of Kingsport Tomorrow; President of First Presbyterian Women of the Church; and President of Christian Women's Club.
Anne courageously fought extended illnesses for many years, yet lived her life with courage, strength and grace, never wavering in her love for and commitment to God. Her steadfastness and positive attitude were a great inspiration to many. Anne chose to live her life with joy.
Anne is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, S. Morris Hadden, Esq.; one son, Robert Morris Hadden, Esq. and his wife, Shelley Hassell Hadden; grandchildren, Emma Elizabeth Hadden, Thomas Grant Hadden and Evelyn Anne "Evey" Anne Hadden, all of Charleston, South Carolina.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at noon at First Presbyterian Church, Church Circle, Kingsport with Dr. William M. Shelton and Dr. Hal W. Hadden officiating, immediately followed by receiving of friends in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at 12 p.m. on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, Mount Pleasant South Carolina.
The family gives sincere thanks and appreciation to her outstanding caregivers, Carol Potter, Palmyria Tartar and Stephanie Ferguson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.
My sincere condolences to Morris, Robbie and family. I babysat for Robbie when the family first moved to the neighborhood in Kingsport. Anne was always so kind to me . As a teen, I thought she was the most beautiful , classy lady ! Blessings and hugs to the family.
Carol Maddox Jaworski Nov 21 2021 8:23 AM
Mr. Hadden and Robbie (yes, he will always be Robbie to me)-
My heartfelt sympathy to you both in the passing of Mrs. Hadden.. I have so many memories of her, but I will always remember her as such a generous and loving person. I thank you for being a part of my "growing up" years! My prayers are with you and all your family.
Laura Morrisett McCall
Laura Morrisett McCall Nov 20 2021 9:15 AM
Anne and I grew up together. She and I were incredibly close for many years. We were sorority sisters, confidants, and shared many times together. Her Mom and I were just as close! It has been many years since I saw her but I am certain were we together, it would be just like yesterday. Her smile and sweetness and enthusiasm will always be remembered. My sympathy and prayers to all of the family. Warmly....Julie Warren Conn
Julie Warren W Conn Nov 18 2021 12:09 PM
Anne and I were classmates at Bearden. She was a smart, beautiful addition to our class.
Mary Childress Nov 18 2021 9:30 AM
What a joyful, lovely personality!! So thankful I got to know her. She will be sorely missed.
Debbie Folk Nov 17 2021 6:27 PM
Hadden Family Members,
Although I never met Ms. Anne, I do know two of the Hadden siblings, Mrs. Annette Hadden Valentine and Dr. Hal Hadden. Knowing the two of them and watching the video tribute for Ms. Anne verifies my assumptions about someone married to their sibling -- Ms. Anne's smile was contagious; her love for her family radiated from her; her devotion to her church and other organizations was so very evident from reading her obituary; and her perseverance in spite of her health problems was also so very evident by her active life. We certainly live in a time period where traditional visitations and funerals are offset with the worry and concern over COVID-19. I do, however, want to extend to each one of you my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your loved one. I know your hearts are filled with sadness; however, please know many empathize with you and are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Carolyn L. Wells Nov 17 2021 6:23 PM
To the Hadden family, we are incredibly sorry for your loss. Anne was a wonderful person and her love for family just radiated. Emma, Evey and Grant in particular brought her incredible joy, which we were lucky enough to see ourselves across many moments in babysitting. We hope that you take solace in your memories of her and are holding you close in our thoughts. Best, Aparna and Mo Choudhury
Mo Choudhury Nov 17 2021 11:21 AM
To the Hadden family, I send you my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. I know that your grief is beyond measure at this moment and I pray that you will lean on the Lord to give you strength in the coming days and rejoice in the memories that you all created together.
Michelle Morgan Nov 17 2021 8:05 AM
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Grant Hadden Nov 16 2021 9:22 PM
Morris, Rob and Family, my sincerest condolences and prayers for your loss. Anne was such a lady, the epitome of gentility yet ever so genuine.
Sharon M. Fisher Nov 16 2021 8:03 PM