Hazel Annette Larkin
Funeral services were held Feb. 2, 2019, at Shady Grove M. B. Church
in Silver Creek for Mrs. Hazel Annette Larkin, 68, who died Jan. 25,
2019, at Jefferson Davis Extended Care Facility in Prentiss. Rev.
Johnathan Hamlin officiated with burial following in the church
cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Larkin was born to the late David (D. C.) and Bertha Kelly
Newton. She was a graduate of J. E. Johnson High School in 1969; after
graduation she moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey where she worked at
Heide Candy Company. She met and married Robert Larkin and to this
union three children were born.
Mrs. Larkin was employed with Jefferson Davis County School System in
Food Services for over 32 years and did catering part time. She was a
faithful member of Shady Grove M. B. Church until her health declined.
She held many positions in the church, including custodian, Drill
Team, Sunday school teacher, President of the Pastors Aide Club,
President of the Senior and Mass Choir and President of the Kitchen
Committee. Mrs. Larkin was also active in the community, working with
NAACP and AARP.
She is survived by: husband, Robert Larkin Sr.; daughter, Felisa Hall
of Hattiesburg; sons, Robert Larkin Jr. of Prentiss and Patrick E.
Larkin of Hattiesburg; two grandchildren, Lakia Larkin and Robert
Larkin III both of Prentiss; sister, Alice Morrow of Albany, Georgia;
step-mother, Mamie Newton of Prentiss; god daughters, Shameka Byrd and
LaShunda Byrd both of Ellisville; many other relatives and friends.