Mrs. Hazel L. Kelly, age 82, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Hazel was born on September 7, 1936, in Gordon County, Georgia, to the late Mr. Henry and Mrs. Ruby Lancaster.
Hazel was a wonderful, caring, and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was quite famous for her flower gardens, and was accustomed to friends and strangers alike strolling through her yard and asking about her many flowers. In addition to being a gardener, Hazel was an avid cook, and loved baking chocolate chip cookies with her grandchildren. She taught her daughters how to cook several of her signature dishes, including things like pecan pie, dressing, fried okra, and her famous biscuits, although her daughters were never quite able to get the biscuits just right. She cooked family meals for every holiday and made sure that everybody had their favorite dish. Besides cooking and gardening, Hazel was an amazing seamstress, creating everything from drum major uniforms to prom gowns to everyday clothes. Anything Hazel set her mind to, she could do.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Mr. Hulett Kelly. Mr. Hulett spent many years by his wife's side, caring for and attending to her every need.
She is also survived by her eight brothers and sisters; her children, Joy (Steve) Wade, Julie (Keith) Brideau, Jimmy Kelly, Denise (Esca) Pace. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Matthew (Teri) and Andrew (Rachael) Smith; Ryan (Anna), Rachel, and Reese Brideau; Dusty (Jon) Murray, Lauren (Josh) Little and Tripp Kelly; Trevor and Tanner Pace. Seven great-grandchildren also survive, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service for Hazel will be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Sam Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Nena Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for visitation On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from six o'clock in the evening until eight o'clock in the evening at Owen Funeral Home.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave fond memories of Hazel, as well as expressions of sympathy and condolences for her family.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, Georgia, 30120, is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Hazel Kelly during this most difficult of times.