HAZEL MARIE LAWRENCE LOVE
Hazel Marie Lawrence Love, age 84, of Trade, Tennessee, went to join our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven, March 14, 2016, at her home.
Hazel was born November 19, 1931 in Johnson County, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Mcton Carson Lawrence and Bessie Mae Brown Lawrence. Hazel met the Lord early in life and was a member of Zionville Baptist Church. She was a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star. Hazel was a very devoted mother and was always there to make her children’s memories complete.
She was an excellent bowler, and was involved in bowling tournaments for several years. Hazel, along with her partner won the doubles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a semi-pro tournament, which she was always very proud of.
Hazel will be missed.
Hazel is survived by her Loving Husband of 68 years, James Elwood Love of the home; one son, James Elwood Love, Jr. and wife Joan Mason Love; two daughters, Rebecca Jane Love Hughes and husband Mickey Hughes of Greenville, South Carolina, and Deborah Mae Love Cruz and husband Ray H. Cruz of Trade, and one sister, Billie June Lawrence Lookabill of Shelby. She is also survived by three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four step great-grandchildren. Hazel is survived by a number of nieces and nephews who grew up close to her, and they love her dearly.
In addition to her parents,she was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Grace Lawrence Burns, and one brother, James Earl Lawrence.
Funeral services for Hazel Marie Lawrence Love will be conducted Thursday afternoon, March 17, 2016, at 2:00 o’clock, at Trade United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Richie Hayes. Entombment will follow in the Love Family Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Trade United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of R.D. Oliver, 420 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee, 37691.
Online condolences may be sent to the Love family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.