Hazel Hilliard Owens
Virginia Beach - 83, passed away Nov. 22, 2012. She was born July 16, 1929 to the late Choncie and Elaine Stith in Southampton County, VA. She was predeceased by a son, Paul Hilliard.
Hazel was a member of New Jerusalem COGIC and was a retired seamstress at Navette Clothing Shop.
She is survived by her husband, David Owens; three daughters, Marie Yelton (Danny), Gloria Howard (Roger) and Clara Saunders; three sons, Raymond Stith (Erveena), Roy Hilliard and Leo Hilliard (Kay); three sisters, Ruth Lewis (William), Cornelia Stith and Barbara Greene (Thomas); four brothers, Earl Stith (Mary), Alvin Stith (Helen), Charles Stith, Curtis Stith (Gertrude); one nephew raised as a brother, Clarence Ricks (Catherine);19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. We love you Grandma, Keith and Mickey.
A funeral will be 11 a.m., Thursday, New Jerusalem COGIC, 118 Bishop Thoroughgood Ave. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Beach Funeral Services. www.beachfuneralservices.com