Hazel Brantley

hazel brantley
Hazel Brantleys spirit soared to be with her Savior after 73 years on earth. She was born August 25, 1937 and died peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Her services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 2 at Lilleys Chapel Church of Christ in the Jenkins Community with Norman Miller and Scott Darby officiating. Interment will be at Clark Cemetery under direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. in Hughes Springs. Hazel will lie in state at the funeral home Monday afternoon and evening and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Hazel married and shared her life with Eirby Joe Brantley beginning on November 11, 1955 until his death in 1994. They are survived by three children together Ronald and wife, Cindy Brantley of Daingerfield; Bobbie Jean and husband, Michael Turnbeaugh of Florida; and Michael and wife, Diane Brantley of Daingerfield. Hazel cherished her grandchildren Alan, Scott, Jake, David, Matt, Jennifer, Drew, Travis and Chelsea; and eight great- grandchildren. She was a member of Lilleys Chapel in the Jenkins Community. Hazel lived a Christian life and touched multiple lives. She was a second mother, grandmother and beloved inspiration to many. Hazel loved and was loved! Her family appreciates all the loving expressions during her life and death. In lieu of flowers, please make monetary donations to Beacon Hospice, 5016 Gilmer Road, Longview TX 75604.

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  1. Granma Hazel you will always be in my heart.Rest in peace from your norwegian grandaughter

  2. Aunt Hazel was a wonderful person. She took care of us when we were little and always showed and love. I can only strive to be half the Christian that she was. She lived her life in service of the Lord and will be blessed for all eternity for her devotion. To all my cousins, I would do anything to keep you from experiencing the pain you are going through, but she is truly where she wanted to be. Love you all.

  3. Ronnie, Michael and Bobbie Jean our prayers and thoughts are with you. You were lucky to have a great Mom who loved you and cared for you. May God bless you and comfort you during this time.

  4. Aunt Hazel, you will be surely missed by everyone. You knew how much I love you. You were an angel here on earth and God called you home.

  5. This beautiful woman will be missed by her family and friends. She always made herself available when needed and had a smile on her face.

  6. Ronnie, Michael and Bobbie, I'm si sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was such a good person. I will always remember my summers as a little girl visiting with your family. I don't every remember her without a smile on her face and laughing, and I loved her country cooking. Aunt Hazel holds a special place in the memories of my heart.

  7. Many thoughts come to mind today regarding Hazel. We spent many happy hours togather playing togather then going to school togather. My prayers and deep sympathy to the entire family. My love to all of you. I miss all of my Kildare friends. Tressa

  8. We will miss our beloved friend Hazel so much. Our sympathy goes out to the family. We love you all.

  9. I grew up with Ms. Brantley in the neighborhood and at church. She was such a kind woman. I can remember her correcting me a time or two as a child, always in a very nice way. My deepest condolenscences to her family.

  10. Michael/Diane and Family – My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I didn't know Ms. Brantley but I've met Michael through Diane (co-worker and classmate). I have no doubt from the nature of her son, Michael that she was a sweet and kind lady. May God continue to watch over you.

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