Hazel Cryer, born October 3, 1938 and beloved matriarch of her family, passed peacefully in her sleep October 28, 2016.
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Funeral services will be held Monday, October 31, 2016, at noon at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville. Burial will follow in the Cryer Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Friends may visit on Monday, October 31, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Zodie Durrant and Arthur Muse; her brother, Buster (Bully); her sister, Claudia; husbands, Travis Foster and Wayne Cryer; three children, Delmar, Lee, and Theresa; granddaughter, Marcy; and sons-in-law Robert (Tittles) and Shelby.
She is survived by her daughters, Lori Keene, Hazel (Lulu) Hoover, and Trish and Dave Burnett; brothers, Herman and Arthur (Joe) Muse; sisters, Ramona (Pat) Tuck, Barbara (Tib) Muse, and Sybil Nash; 12 grandchildren, Christie, Shana, Kelly, Jessica, Johnathan, David, Amanda, Melissa, Brittany, Dixie, DJ, and Corey; and 20 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Macee, Elizabeth, Taylor, Ethan, Kristin, Santanna, Ashley, Damian, Aliyah, Alyssa, Zoe, Brianna, Aden, Zander, Trenton, Zaiden, Alexa, Addie, and Oakley. She also has two great-great-grandchildren, Annabelle and John Lyle. In addition, she is survived by countless extended family and friends, as well as her Walmart family.
Hazel had a varied work history during her lifetime including waitressing, factory worker, towboat cook, and school cook. Her longest work experience was at Walmart where she made many friends who became her Walmart family.
Her hobbies included crafts, reading, gardening, cooking, and canning. However, her favorite pastime that gave her the most joy was working in her yard countless hours tending her many plants and flowers.
Hazel spent her lifetime in the service and support of her family. She was always willing to sacrifice her own needs to help someone else she saw with a need. As we all know, beneath her sometimes gruff exterior was a heart full of compassion for others.
As she left this mortal life, she also left a void in her family that cannot be filled and will always be felt. Our matriarch, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother will truly be missed and will always be irreplaceable. Her memory will forever be cherished by those who knew her and experienced her selfless love and wisdom.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Cryer Family atwww.labbymemorial.com
Labby Memorial Funeral Home - Leesville
601 South Fourth Street
Leesville, LA 71446
Published in Leesville Daily Leader from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2016