Rites Held For Gladys Hazelwood Hargrove

Published 4:53 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Deaconess Gladys Hargrove was born November 4, 1928 in Lunenburg County, to Bessie Keaton and John Hazelwood. She departed this life on February 23, 2017 in Chesterfield, at Lucy Corr Health Center.

She was baptized and joined the Blackwell Temple A.M.E. Church in Kenbridge, at an early age.

For many years she worked at Commonwealth Tobacco Company and Mrs. Matthews’ Nursing Home in Kenbridge. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Gladys was married to Robert Hargrove and to this union six children were born.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hargrove; parents, Bessie and John Hazelwood; her brothers, Ray Hazelwood, David Hazelwood, and Rob Keaton; her sisters, Betty Hazelwood, and Bessie Barnes; a grandchild, Christopher Harper; one niece, Keysha Pettus; and nephew, Michael Hazelwood.

She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Robert (Sharella) of Newport News, Darnell (Stacey) of Seattle, Washington; daughters, Lena, Mary, Patricia Harper (Donnie) and Sandra, all of Richmond; brothers, Robert Hazelwood (Violet) of Kenbridge, Joe Keaton of Brooklyn, NY; sisters, Jenny Hazelwood (Louis) of Kenbridge, Thelma Gibbs, of Bronx, NY, Margie Glasgow (Clyde) of Victoria; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friend Portia Jones.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 4 at People Community Center, Victoria, Reverend Elizabeth Saunders, pastor.

S.P. Jones & Son Funeral Home, Kenbridge, served the family.