Celista Loretta Hammond

Born in Nashville, TN on July 25, 1940

Departed on July 29, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Celista Loretta Hammond, 80, of Goodlettsville passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Born in Nashville, TN June 25, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Wiley Emerson Hammond and Celeste Lou Clubbs Hammond. Celista was also preceded in death by six of her siblings, Arsula Cunningham, Wiley E. Hammond Jr., James Levi Hammond, Lucy Nell Bellar, Kathern Palframan and William C Hammond. Celista graduated from North Nashville High School. She had worked as a bookkeeper / accountant for several area businesses for 57 years. She enjoyed cooking and had operated her own bakery when in her fifties. She also enjoyed sewing and was known to make clothing for family members. She is survived by her sons, Woodrow Wilson “Rusty” Atwood, III and Alan Wayne Atwood; a sister, Letty Hammond Boucher; a brother, Jerry Walter Hammond; and three grandchildren, Andrea M. Atwood, Garret D. Atwood and Sara Jean Atwood. A memorial service for Celista will be held at a later date.

One Comment to Celista Loretta Hammond

  1. Linda Slaughter
    August 5, 2020 4:54 pm

    Dear Cousins Rusty and Alan, Aunt Letty and Uncle Jerry, Andrea, Garret and Sara and all other family– I am so very sorry to hear about Aunt Loretta’s passing. I have fond memories of visiting with her in Tennessee and of her visiting me with Mom and Dad in Maryland. I felt so special that she made the trip to Maryland to see me. She was so much fun and so interesting. She had such intelligence and had a strong work ethic. I thought it pretty cool when she opened her business, “Just Desserts.” She was also so thoughtful of others, especially family. I know that she was always there for my mom and so many others. It hurts to say goodbye– It doesn’t matter how old or how sick, it is still so difficult. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as we all celebrate the life of Aunt Loretta. Love to all, Linda and family (daughters Gretchen and Stephanie, sons-in-law Jason and Tom, grandchildren Maddie, Jackson and Evan).

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