Hazel Elizabeth Harris Herren passed away peacefully into Glory April 26, 2017 in Minden. She was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Jamestown to Lewis Richard and Iva Mae Evans Harris. She was one of seven children and grew up in the Jamestown, Castor area of Louisiana. She graduated from Jamestown High School, then married and lived her adult life in Doyline where she raised her four children.
Funeral services will be held at Doyline First Baptist Church, Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Bro. Paul Pearson. Visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. Interment will be at Doyline Cemetery following the service.
She was preceded in death by her husband Perry G. Herren, her son Ronny L. Herren, and her granddaughter Carmen Nicole Grady.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law Nori Herren of Doyline, daughter Wanda Carnahan and husband Ted of Tupelo, Mississippi, daughter Judy Grady and husband Thomas of Doyline, son R. Lynn Herren and wife Jody of Minden, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also, sister LaNita Harris Disotell and husband Gerald of Doyline, along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Hazel was a beloved wife, mother and “mamma.” She loved flower gardening, crocheting and ceramics, and she loved to sing. She also loved to travel, seeing parts of the United States, Egypt, Israel, England and Greece, including the islands in the Mediterranean. But most of all, she truly loved Jesus, her family and friends. She was a devoted member of Doyline First Baptist Church since the early 1940s.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Bill Crider and Melba Love of FBC Minden, who visited with her on a weekly basis. Thank you Kay Calhoun for making her pretty every week for the last 6 or so years. Thank you Nancy Hines and the devoted staff of Savannah Court of Minden. Also a very special thank you to Nurses Jennifer Sones and Sheri McLemore who saw her daily and showed her a very special kind of love and care; and the caring staff of AIME Hospice of Minden. We appreciate all that you have done for our Mom and our family. You all have been such a blessing.