Hattie Mae (Clowney) Griffin-McAdoo was born March 19, 1953 in White Plains, NY to John Henry and Margaret (Young) Clowney. She was one of six children: Samuel Clowney, Willie Clowney, John Clowney, Louis Jordan Clowney, and Helen Teresa Clowney.
Her family moved to Baltimore, MD where she graduated from Dunbar High School, Baltimore, MD, and received a B.S. in nursing from Community College of Baltimore, and a Masters degree in nursing from Coppin State College MS.
Hattie married Joseph Griffin and from their marriage she had a son, Yusuf Griffin.
They moved to Nashville, TN early 1980's. Hattie was employed at Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, Nashville General Hospital as neo nurse, and Metro Board of Education as a school nurse.
In 1987 Hattie accepted Christ and joined the New Life SDA Church where she was baptized by Pastor R. Steven Norman, III. She served the church as Health Ministries Secretary. Each year she Nortickle Weaver and other sponsored Health Screenings at Tennessee State Fair. She also served as an usher and head deaconess.
On June 4, 1990 Hattie and Billy McAdoo were married by the late Elder George I. Pearson; where she gained two step daughters, Mia McAdoo Harrell and Shemia McAdoo. They just celebrated their 13th anniversary.
Yusuf says, “She was a loving caregiver with a wonderful sense of humor, that loved God. Her grandchildren meant the world to her, and she was always there to protect and teach me. She's resting with God now.” Friends, co-workers, and fellow-members will remember Hattie's quick wit, laughter, and as being a role model for younger women, and a friend to many.
Hattie fell asleep in Jesus on September 16, 2023. Those who look forward to reuniting with her at the second coming of Christ include: her husband; Billy McAdoo; her son, Yusuf Griffin of Baltimore, MD; two step-daughters Mia Harrell and Shemia McAdoo; three granddaughters, Shyloh Griffin and Salome Griffin of Baltimore, MD, and Raven Harrell-Clausell; two grandsons, Ricky Harrell, Jr. and Rashaad Harrell; one sister, Helen Teresa Clowney; three uncles, Samuel Michael Clowney, Raymond Clowney, and James Clowney; eight nephews, and five nieces.