January 1, 1943 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 78)


Hazel Smith
January 1, 1943 – October 11, 2021
November 1, 2021 @ 2:00 PM
Mt. Hope Cemetery - Final Resting Place
3751 Market St., San Diego, CA

Hazel Smith was born on January 1, 1943 to Annie Ruth King (“Mully”) and Sam Smith
in Hobbs, New Mexico. Her family was migrating from Hallsville Village, Texas. Hazel’s
family eventually arrived in San Diego, California by way of train. Hazel grew up in a
community called “Frontier”, located in Point Loma. She attended Frontier Elementary and
Dana Jr. High Schools. She graduated from Point Loma High School and was amongst the first
group of African-Americans to graduate from that school. Hazel attended Kelsey Jenny
Business College and worked at North Island Naval Air Station before bearing children. She
was a single mother to 6 children. Hazel was a strong women who valued family and did
everything she could to protect them. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She
attended church as a child with her grandmother and also attended the Mount Erie Baptist church
as an adult where she participated in the church choir for a short time. We will remember Hazel
for her value of family and the support she provided them regardless of the situation. She
showed unconditional love for family and friends. She made endless sacrifices for her children to
protect and provide all that they needed. She had a gift for tending to individuals of her senior
and to those who were ill. Hazel loved to play cards, board games, and video games. She was a
big fan of tennis, basketball, football and enjoyed attending sporting events. She loved
astronomy and recently began observing the moon, stars, planets, comets, and galaxies.
The Lord saw fit to call Hazel home to rest on Monday, October 11, 2021, surrounded by her
children. She joins her parents Annie Ruth King (“Mully”), Sam Smith; all seven of her siblings
Velma Rushing, Ruby Washington, Charles King (“CL”), Annette Alberty, Larry Smith
(“Candyman”), Elizabeth Foster (“Dotty”), Barbara Hickmon (“Bobby”) and her son Robert
Alan Smith. She leaves to cherish her memory five of her six children, Christopher, Stephanie
(Jarrod), Melissa, Monica (Mark), and Danielle; her grandchildren DeAndre, Christopher,
Joyess, Alana, Aliya, Melany, and Cedric Jr. She also leaves a host of relatives, in-laws, and
devoted friends to cherish her memory.

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Graveside Service
November 1, 2021

2:00 PM
SAN DIEGO, CA 92102-4527

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