She was born April 20, 1927 in Halifax County, daughter of the late James Henry Leggett and Mary Lou Wobbleton Leggett.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, J.C., Willie, Hubert, Albert, and Alton Leggett; five sisters, Pat Grey, Bertha Leggett, Viola Ridout, Hattie Bailey, and Ruby Ivey.
In 1973 Hazel was preceded in death by the love of her life, “Red” Harvey L. Smith ,Sr and later two sons, Michael Wade Smith and Robert “Bobby” Smith and a great granddaughter Brittany Smith.
Surviving are two sons, Harvey (Pete) Smith and his wife, Lynne, of Roanoke Rapids, Kenneth Smith and his wife, Jane, of Winston-Salem,NC; daughter-in-law, Anne Smith Odom; one grandson, Kevin Smith (Jeanne); great granddaughter, Ashley Smith; sister, Helen Bryant; numerous nieces and nephews, all of the Roanoke Rapids area; dear friend, Wilma Walker, who shares this loss with the family.
Having a benevolent spirit, Hazel worked many years with American Red Cross, first as a volunteer and then as a Director. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and sang in the choir for more than 30 years. In recent years, she was unable to be active due to health issues, but was an avid reader.
Arrangements are in the care of Wrenn, Clarke, and Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service where services will be held at 3:00 pm Monday, July 3, 2017, in the Chapel with Rev. Dathan Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Old Cedarwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Funeral Home from 2:00 pm until time of service.
Donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 520 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Online condolences may be made to www.wrennclarkehagan.com