Our loving Mother Hazel (Green) Williams was born February 4, 1946 in El Paso TX. She was called home to glory on Monday December 26, 2022. Hazel graduated from Jefferson High School and enjoyed life to the fullest by dancing, singing and hanging out with her siblings, cousins and friends. Hazel was the youngest of 13 children of Felesey Sr. and Maudist (Butler) Green of Kaufman TX, whom both preceded her in death. Hazel was also preceded in death by brothers; Sylvester (Bernice), Felesey Jr., Calvin, Donnell (Triune) & Ronell (twins), Sidney and Willie: and sisters; Alma (Bennie), Mary (Norris), Esther (WC) and Bertha Jean (James). Hazel was a homemaker and married her first husband, Nolan Douglas Veal Jr. whom also preceded her in death. Together they raised three children; Dennis, Mark and Mary. Hazel was so loving and devoted to her family that when the untimely death of her niece Diane aka (Skinny), she took in and raised her four children; Tracy, Irvin, Pamela and Michael Jr. as her own. Hazel was only 35 years of age at the time and now had seven children to raise. Hazel did a remarkable job raising all of her children who became successful in life. We owe it all to the sacrifice, dedication and unconditional love of our mother. It is no wonder that Hazel became the “Queen Bee” of the family. Hazel was always willing to give those whom lived in or traveled to El Paso a place to eat, sleep, laugh, cry and fellowship with family. Hazel’s house no matter where it was, was always the place to be. Hazel was also preceded in death by her second husband Clarence Williams on June 15, 2022 whom she loved dearly and her heart was filled with grief after his passing.
The “Queen Bee” Hazel Williams. She could cook anything and was a master chef in the kitchen. She made everything from scratch and her meals were legendary to this day. Hazel was always willing to prepare and cook meals for her family and friends with one rule “get out my pots!” It did not matter how young or old you were, you had better follow the rules. You could take all you wanted but you better eat all that you piled on your plate or else you were in for a tongue lashing with some choice words followed up with a dose of love. What we remember most was the tacos, collard greens, mac and cheese, cornbread, black-eyed peas, candied yams, smothered pork chops, pot roast, ham, fried chicken, enchiladas, chocolate and white coconut cakes all made from scratch, my goodness what a joy and delight it was to eat at mom’s house. Hazel enjoyed playing spades with family and friends, eating and having fun while enjoying a few beverages. Whenever needed Hazel was right there to lend a hand, prepare a meal, provide shelter, connect family with one another and above all give out love.
Before her passing, Hazel’s greatest wish and instructions was for her children and family to stay together and love one another. She said, “don’t be arguing and fighting, get along with one another and love each other. Keep the family together and make sure to reach out and stay in touch with one another.” This was the final wish of the Queen Bee.
Hazel is survived by her sister Louise Green of Mesa AZ (last of her generation). Her children; Dennis (Valerie) Green of Mesa AZ, Mark Green of El Paso TX, Tracy (Le’Tanya) Mitchell of Round Rock TX, Irvin (Nancy) Porter Jr. of North Peoria AZ, Mary Ann (Richard) Camacho of El Paso TX, Pamela Bernard of Colorado Springs CO and Michael Mitchell Jr. of Glendale AZ.: step-children; Clarence (Jeanette) Williams Jr., Clifford (Celestine) Williams, Dwight (Anna) Williams, James (Cindy) Williams, 22 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, cousins, extended family and dear close friends.
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
From the hearts of Hazel’s children and family we thank you for all the love, support and prayers for our entire family during this trying time. God Bless
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso TX. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday January 9, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass. Service will be at Unity Missionary Baptist Church 4601 Maxwell Ave. El Paso TX. Committal Service to follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Please visit Hazel Williams online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
Monday, January 9, 2023
4:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
11:00am - 1:30pm (Mountain time)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
2:30 - 3:00pm (Mountain time)
Fort Bliss National Cemetery