Hazel L. Simmons Morris, is finally home. She joined her heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Born to Arlis and Minnie Cartwright Simmons on January 10, she was the baby girl of 15 children.
Hazel graduated from Jay High School in 1954. After graduation, Hazel started work at Chemstrand inspecting bobbins for almost 10 years. She always said, her "hands were the fastest on the inspection line".
On April 1, 1955 Hazel married the love of her life, Howard Ezra Morris. This was no April Fool's joke, as they were married 2 months short of 30 years, only death could and did separate them much too soon. Hazel and Ezra had 3 children; Susan, Howard (Johnny) and over a decade later, Kristie.
Hazel is preceded in death by her parents; husband and son; father and mother in laws, Lee Morris and Willie Dykes, Lottie Daughtery Morris Dykes and Juanita Howell Simmons and 10 siblings.
Hazel is survived by 2 daughters and son in laws, grandchildren and great granchildren
Oldest daughter, Susan (Randy) Hornsby, Her babygirl, Kristie (Benjie) West, Grandchildren, Tonya Dykes, Duane ( Heather) Dykes, Eric, Brandon (Ashley) Morris, Felicia Dykes (Tony), Kolbie Morrisa West and Benjamin West, III (Tailer) and 8 great grandchildren. Also surviving her are, Hazel's very special sister, only 14 months apart, and they married brothers. Myrtle Lee Simmons Morris and 3 brothers.
Thank you to Hazel's niece and nephew, Rhonda Morris Brannon (RB) and Ronnie Morris (Kathy) , all of Pace, for making sure their momma, Myrtle, always had a way to visit her sister.
A very heartfelt thank you to the Victorian Manor Assisted Living "family" in Pace, for the love and care Hazel received from Fall of 2016 until Spring 2019. Wonderful memories were made while momma was in your care. You not only cared for, loved, laughed and cried with her, you became forever family.
Staff of, The Terrace at Ivy Oaks, Jay, Florida. June - July 2019, thank you for receiving and giving momma daily hugs, I wish you had known her longer.
Pruitthealth in Milton, FL, July '19 to present. Thank you for immediately loving momma, your "walkie-talkie."
Jay Hospital, everyone in every capacity. Momma received so much more than medical care on each stay. Your love and kindness will never be forgotten. You went above and beyond on every occasion she was in your care.
Staff at Jay Medical, it is not possible to adequately express how you made momma feel during every visit. The love, kindness and just the right words always made her smile.
Dr. C. David Smith, it was evident, what was best for momma was your top priority. That will never be forgotten. Our doctor but above all else, our friend.
Trahan Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Viewing will be Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 with funeral to follow at 11:00. Burial at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery, Jay, Florida.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Duane Dykes, Randy Hornsby, Ronnie Morris,
Benjie and Benjamin West.