Hazel Rhodes Lawing, age 91, of Marion, NC went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Hazel was born December 3, 1929 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Gilbert Rhodes and Lela Meldonia Hill Rhodes. She was a member of Nealsville Church of God for almost 50 years, where she taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Shingle Hollow Church Senior Choir in Rutherfordton, NC. In her pastime she enjoyed canning and sewing and was a talented seamstress. Aside from raising her own family, she kept children most of her life. She was known to most as “Ma Hazel”. She was a wonderful mentor to the younger generation and passed along her knowledge of pioneer ways. Hazel will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Loman “Floyd” Lawing; her daughter, Lorene Lail Poole; her great-grandchild, Logan Lail; and two brothers, Wallace Rhodes and Julis Rhodes.
Those left behind to cherish Hazel’s memory are two sons, Terry Lawing of Marion, NC and Dan Roger Lawing (Linda) of SC; one brother, William Rhodes (Sybil) of SC; six grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, NC. A funeral service to celebrate Hazel’s life will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Doug Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow the service at Shingle Hollow Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Hazel’s memory are asked to consider Nealsville Church of God, 27 Bethel Church Road, Marion, NC 28752.
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Nealsville Church of God
27 Bethel Church Road, Marion NC 28752