Annie Lee Mansfield, born Oct. 23, 1925, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. “Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.” – Christina Feist-Heilmeier, RN. Annie Mansfield was born in Tennessee, the daughter of a sharecropper. She worked in the fields picking cotton. She graduated from Flintville High School and attended Baroness Erlanger Hospital School of Nursing in Chattanooga, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1948. She worked in Lincoln County Hospital after she returned to Fayetteville. She met her husband, Bill, while cruising the Fayetteville square in her Studebaker, and they were married in 1951. While Bill was stationed in Korea, she lived with her in-laws, Zack and Eula. She was a devoted caregiver to her mother, mother- and father-in-law and members of her family whenever they needed her nursing care. After she and Bill moved to Nashville, she worked at Baptist Hospital and in a private pediatric practice. She then worked for more than 25 years at American Red Cross. In addition to her career, she was a strong and loving mother. Annie was the daughter of the late Sally and Herman Thompson. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Mansfield; her sisters, Ruby (Odie) Morgan, Sue Locke, Lucille (Tip) McClure and Pauline (Eddie) Simmons; her brothers, Raymond (Flora) Thompson, Joe Thompson and Frank Thompson; and her brothers and sisters by marriage, Leonard (Martha and Doris) Mansfield, Pauline (Bill) Norman, Louise (Joe) Simmons, Mildred Steelman, Ila Beavers, Lee Earl (Pauline) Mansfield and Jack Mansfield. Annie leaves behind two loving and devoted daughters and their husbands, Kathy and Larry Huggins and Kim and Jon Hoscheit; two grandsons, Matthew (Lilly) Garner and Craig (Lindsay) Huggins; step-grandchildren, Jon and Jennifer Hoscheit and James and Arika Hoscheit, Melanie and Duane Harris; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephew; her brother, Wayne “Red” Thompson; and sister by marriage, Onis (Paul) Goode. The family wishes to thank her caregivers at NHC Cool Springs for their care for her in the past year. Graveside funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Lincoln Cemetery with Bro. Eddie Graves officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at Higgins Funeral Home. The family asks that donations be made to the American Red Cross in her name in lieu of flowers. Make checks to American Red Cross Nashville Chapter, 2201 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. In the memo line, write “in memory of Annie Mansfield.” If easier to use credit card, visit; find the DONATE NOW button. If it asks where the money is to go, it is the BIOMED option. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

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