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Hazel Hartzog Hooker

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Hazel Lee Hartzog Hooker, 72, who died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg.

Elder Leroy White officiated with interment following in Sweet Beulah Gardens Cemetery in Prentiss. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hazel Lee Hooker was born to the late Alonzo and Lucille Fairley Hartzog. She attended J. E. Johnson and was a member of The Class of 66 at Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute. She was married to the late Joe Nathan Hooker and to this union six children were born.

Mrs. Hooker was a member of Sweet Beulah Church of God in Christ where she served as President of the Usher Board.  She worked at KLH and Sanderson’s Farms until retirement.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lonnie C. Hartzog, M. C. Hartzog and Jessie J. Hartzog and two sisters, Vergie M. White and Maureen May.

Mrs. Hooker is survived by her son, Joe N. Hooker Jr. of Carson; five daughters, Thelma Hooker of Prentiss; Brenda D. Pittman of Memphis, Tennessee, Danetta A. Jones, Veronica M. Hooker and Felicia Hooker all of Prentiss; three brothers, Charlie C. Fairley and Cleveland Hartzog of Prentiss; John Hartzog of Jackson; four sisters, Betty (Roscoe) Price and Lucy Hartzog both of Prentiss; Mary (Elijah) Barnes of Silver Creek and Ruthie Fairley of Magee; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.