Lydia Hazel Williams Brown, age 92, passed to her heavenly home on Monday afternoon, April 20, 2020.

She was a loving wife and a sacrificial mama to her children, Larry and Ruby,

Hazel will be remembered for her delicious cakes and fried apple pies, as well as all of the beautiful quilts that she made and gave away, over the years. She was a homemaker most of her life, but did enjoy working at Southern Garment, Robbins and at Miss Adventure, Biscoe.

Born on February 19, 1928 to Q. A. and Ettie Jane Williams, Hazel was the youngest of thirteen children. She married Russel E. Brown on April 24, 1948 and would have celebrated 72 years of marriage on Friday, April 24th.

Hazel is preceded in death by her parents and twelve siblings; Grady, Ollie Hattie, Clarence, Lester, Claude, Nettie, Atlas, Shelton, Edna, Dorothy and John.

She is survived by her husband Russell; son: Larry (Donna); daughter: Ruby (Eddie), grandchildren: Matina, Jason, Kenton (Kyndal) and Jonathan (Amber); great-grandchildren: Alexis, Meagan, Cohen, Bentley, Britton and John Luke; brother-in-law: Odell Brown,  sisters-in-law: Ineta Brown Brewer, Octavia Brown Baxter; and countless nieces and nephews.

Hazel was a Moore County native and a graduate of the first class of 12-Years-of-Education at Elise High School in Robbins.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, April 24, 2020 at Pleasant View Friends Church Cemetery, Eagle Springs, NC, with the Reverend Quint Dunlap officiating. The body will lie in state from 3 PM until 6 PM on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

Hazel was a member of Pleasant View Church and memorial gifts may be made to the Church Paving Fund, 13942 NC Hwy 24/27, Eagle Springs, NC 27242.

The family would like to thank all the staff of Autumn Care of Biscoe for the loving care provided to Hazel.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Brown Family. 

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  1. Mr. Russell, Ruby and Larry. I am so sorry for you loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tony and Debbie York and Callie

  2. Larry and Ruby,

    Not too long ago, we were where you are right now and we understand the depths of your grief and sadness. The pain of losing your mother will never completely go away. But as time passes, you become better at dealing with it. You will more often remember the good times and the joy you shared with Aunt Hazel and not so much of her suffering at the end. Lean on each other and your family when you can. We love you!

    Donna and Dianna Richardson

  3. Mr Brown,Larry and Ruby and your families,just want to express our sympathy for the loss of your loved one.You all are in our prayers

  4. Uncle Russell, Larry, Ruby and all the grandchildren. My deepest sympathy for all during this time of loss. My Thoughts and Prayers for each of you. Aunt Hazel will always be remembered for her beautiful smile.

  5. To My Friend Ruby …. and the Brown family….
    Your mama was so sweet & i know you will miss her so much!! She always made me laugh – Awwhhh, memories not to be forgotten!
    God holds her now! She is better and so happy to be in a better place!
    I love you ♥️

  6. Praying for you and family so sorry to know the sadness right now that you are facing May the Lord Bless you and help you though this sad time . Know we love you and loved your Mom she was a very good Mom she will be missed .

  7. Donna and Larry and family so sad to hear about your Mom . May God bless you with comfort and peace in this sad time we love you and keeping you in our prayers! Mark Allen and family

  8. Ruby and family – Hazel was a set lady and we cherish the times we had with her at Pleasant View and her home, she will be missed.
    Hang on to the memories. We are sure they are many and full of love. You have all been blessed to have had such a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend for such a long time. Time – seems so short when we lose a loved one, but cling to those memories and the love that you shared and it will get you through the tough days and times ahead. Love and prayers to each of you.

  9. Larry, Ruby and family, Kim and I are grieved to learn of your loss of Mrs. Brown. A kind and caring person she always was. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. May God richly bless you. We love you. Bruce and Kim

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Aunt Hazel was a very special lady and I will always cherish the memories of visiting her and Uncle Russell!

  11. Ruby, we love you so much. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank God for all the good memories you will be able to carry with you throughout you days here on earth, until you are reunited once again with your mother.

    Lots of love and prayers,

    The Family of Swannie Dunlap

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