Robert F. Hazelwood, Sr.

Published 4:05 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Robert F. Hazelwood, Sr. was born on May 21, 1933 in Lunenburg County, Virginia to Bessie and John Hazelwood. He departed this life on Friday, July 5, 2019, in Blackstone, Virginia at the Heritage Hall Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Robert, affectionately called “House” by friends and family, was baptized and joined the Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Kenbridge, Virginia at an early age.

For thirty-eight years, Robert was employed at the Kenbridge Fertilizer Plant, where he was a devoted and dedicated employee. He was also a former employee of the Gaye Irby and Imperial Process.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Bessie and John Hazelwood; his brothers, Ray Hazelwood, David Hazelwood and Rob Keaton; his sisters, Gladys Hargrove, Betty Hazelwood, Bessie Barnes and Margie Glasgow; one son, Earl Hazelwood; and best friend, Allen Lang, Sr.

Robert leaves to cherish his loving memory: devoted wife, Violet of the home; three children, Emma (William) Alston of Brooklyn, NY, Robert Hazelwood, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY, and Sandra Hazelwood of Brooklyn, NY; and a devoted grandson; James Hazelwood, two sisters, Jenny Hazelwood (Louis) of Kenbridge, VA and Thelma Gibbs of Bronx, NY; five brothers-in-law, Clyde Glasgow of Victoria, VA, Willie Smith of Richmond, VA, Charles Smith (Loretta) of Baltimore, MD, Wayne Smith of Richmond, VA and Clarence Alexander, Sr. of Baltimore, MD.; five sisters-in-law, Pearl (Robert) West of Petersburg, VA, Carey (Isaac) Washington of Concord, NC, Elaine (Louis) Johnson of North Chesterfield, VA, Shirley Dixon of Plant City, FL, Madeline (George) Jones of Richmond, VA; ten grandchildren, one devoted, Precious Hamilton, fifteen great-grandchildren; god-daughter, Lashana Graves; two devoted nieces, Lena Hargrove and Diane Pettus; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 12, 2019 at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, Kenbridge, with the Rev. C.L. Hobbs, Jr., pastor. Interment was in the church cemetery.

S.P. Jones and Son Funeral Home served the family.