Trudy Leigh Thompson was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was born to Marjorie Mae McQuiddy (Carnsew) and Robert Allen Hall on November 17, 1953 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She grew up in Denver, Colorado but in 1966 her family moved east to Kentucky and finally settled in Nashville, Tennessee.
At a young age Trudy became involved in art and poetry. After graduating from high school, Trudy pursued her dreams as an artist. For over twenty years, she painted beautiful nature scenes of birds and flowers. Her talent was in the detailing of delicate and complex florals and her love of the detail of nature was reflected in her paintings. Often her art emerged using memories and to give back to the beauty others had shared with her.
Trudy enjoyed reading fiction novels and read the bible every day. Those who knew Trudy personally could relate to her on a warm and casual level. Not only did her art capture nature but she could capture the hearts of those who knew her.
Survived by her husband Russell Thompson; children, Angela Arrieta, Maria Arrieta White, Jorge Arrieta ; step-daughter Kami Thompson; sisters, Heather McQuiddy, Karen McQuiddy; brothers Greg Hall, Brandon McQuiddy;; six wonderful grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm with visitation beginning at 12:00 pm all at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pk. Nashville Tn.
"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow-creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
- Stephen Grellet 1773–1855, French Quaker and missionary