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Ann Hayes Richey Batts

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 1:00 pm

Ann Hayes Richey Batts, age 85, of Nashville, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

Ann Hayes Richey Batts was born on December 1, 1938, in Nashville. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Estelle Richey and her brother, Tommy Richey.

Ann was married to the late Travis Batts and they had one daughter, Leigh Ann Batts Maybee. Ann became a widow at a young age but was a devoted mother to Leigh Ann and a caregiver to her parents in their older years. Ann graduated from Donelson High School and later went to work at South Central Bell where she retired after 25 years

Ann was also Nana to Sarah, Matthew, and Ally Maybee. She also had a special relationship with her “favorite son-in-law,” Phillip Maybee (of course, he is her only son-in-law).

For the last seven years Ann has resided at The Carriage House assisted living in Shelbyville, Tenn., where she was well taken care of by the staff.

But, most importantly, Ann became a Christian by accepting Jesus as her savior at the age of 13 at Donelson First Baptist. She served the Lord throughout her entire life and was an active member of Glenwood Baptist Church. We have peace knowing she is now in the presence of the Lord.

A gathering of family & friends for Ann was held Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 660 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204, followed by a graveside service from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.