Katie Hall Compton
October 18, 1928 – April 21, 2020
Mrs. Katie Hall Compton died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Westminster- Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, where she was a resident. Katie was born in Altavista, Virginia on October 18, 1928 and was a member of the Louisa Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late James Bannister and Lucy Hall. Katie was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Mason Compton; her brother, James B. Hall Jr.; and two sisters, Jeanette Hall, and Nancy Bell.
Katie graduated from Radford College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She spent many wonderful years teaching home economics and was loved by many. Katie loved walking and going camping seeing much of the US with her husband. She was an accomplished needlecraft worker and enjoyed arranging flowers for her church.
Katie is survived by her sister, Phyllis Barnes; step-daughter Katherine Martin (Bob); three grandsons, Chris Martin (Amy), Mike Martin (Jacqueline), and Greg Martin (Charity); and seven great-grandchildren.
Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, and the Governors order of no more than 10 people at a private or public gathering, a private graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Louisa Baptist Church.
Mrs. Compton left a life-long impression on me. She was the Mentor of our Future Homemakers Club of America of which I was president for one year. I was married 3 months after graduation and had learned so much in her Home Ec. Classes. She was a very soft-spoken lady but one always knew who was in control of the class. May she rest in peace.
Sorry to hear about Katie. My thoughts are with you and your family
Katie will be missed so much. I have known her for many years and she was a remarkable woman. She was loved by so many people.
I had Mrs. Compton for four years in Home Economics. She was a gentle soul with a lot of patience. I always marveled at how she could teach us to knit as she was left-handed. I have many fond memories of the things she taught me. She gave me a love for sewing and cooking. Both of which I am very grateful. My sincere sympathy.