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Hazel Demarest, 91, of Welsh, LA passed away peacefully on November 2, 2016 at home surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 9, 1925 to Sylvester and Lovina Cormier.
Hazel enjoyed 73 years of marriage with her husband & best friend George. She's with him now walking on the streets of gold. Together they had a strong belief in Jesus Christ and welcomed many into their home and always with a meal and prayer.
Hazel was well known for her homemade bread rolls and cinnamon rolls. She enjoyed cooking, baking and making preserves. She always shared with anyone that came by for a visit. Many enjoyed her okra gumbo and sweet tea.
She is survived by her sons, Eugene Demarest and Randy Demarest, & sons and
daughter- in- law, Allen and Bernetta Demarest of Welsh, & Jr. and Dorothy Cormier of Jennings; daughters and sons- in- law, Betty and C.C. Spell of Welsh & Carole and Bob Cormier of Welsh. She was blessed with 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, one sister Agnes Smith and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Hazel is preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, George; her son, Raymond Demarest; great-granddaughter, Kaylex Wilson, and daughter in law Debbie Demarest.
The visitation will commence at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Angel Room. The visitation will continue at Hixson Funeral Home on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. service time. Rev. Roger Myers will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings.
There are no words to describe this loss for our family. We know how blessed we are to have been brought up by her amazing love for the Lord and her love for her family. She will be greatly missed. Pallbearers are Todd Spell, Dwayne Wilson, Brandt Poole, Nathan Spell, Joel Wilson, and Mason Hebert. The family would like to extend a special thanks & appreciation to LA Hospice & Palliative Care nurses, staff, and volunteers, and also Brother Paul Estes. Words of comfort may be shared at