Hazel Adell Jeffries

{July 29, 1936 - August 17, 2016}

Hazel Adell Jeffries, 80, of Sweeny, TX, died August 17, 2016 in Houston.

She was born the daughter of Pearl Everett and Arline (McFaden) Morrison on July 29, 1936 in Knox City.

Hazel married Daniel Felix Jeffries on April 11, 1953. He preceded her in death on January 4, 2001.

She and Daniel settled in Texas after they were married. She was loved by everyone in her community. The Jeffries’ home was the gathering place for the neighborhood children for generations. She loved and cared for her grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout her life. Hazel was known for her laughter, quick wit, and her enjoyment of life to the fullest. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and baking for everyone she loved. She visited with elderly friends, volunteered at the Sweeny Elementary School, the Sweeny Police Department and devoted countless hours cleaning the headstones at the Sweeny Cemetery.

Hazel could always be found in recent years uptown eating lunch with her friends and at the Knights of Columbus Bingo Hall on Thursday nights. She will be missed and is cherished by everyone who had the honor to know her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Junior, Jessie, Robert and Donald Francis Morrison; a sister, Elma Lee Chancellor; nieces, Melba Tull, Wilma Parrish, Julie Jeffries Cholak; and a nephew, Tim Ed Morrison.

She is survived by her son, Robert Eugene Jeffries and wife Donna of West Columbia, Texas; four grandchildren, Shannon and husband Clifton Allison of Richmond, Texas, Matthew and Jenna Jeffries of Melissa, TX, Corey and Shelbi Jeffries, both of Richwood, Texas; step grandson, Saul Shortt; great grandsons, Preston and Aiden Jeffries; sisters, Mildred Parrish and Betty and husband Ralph Erickson, all of Gorin; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 25 at the Memphis First Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Hite officiating. Burial will be in the Gorin Cemetery.

Visitation is prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to the Gorin Cemetery and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

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