Hazel Stubblefield

Edwardsville | Wednesday, January 20 2021 |

Hazel May Stubblefield, 95, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her home. 

Born May 4, 1925 in Alton, she was a daughter of Arthur and Clara (Gerson) Nelson. 

She married the love of her life, Lloyd E. Stubblefield June 9, 1946. He passed away Sept. 27, 2001. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Katy Chronister; three brothers, Harry, Bob and Emmett Nelson; and her dear son, David Allen Stubblefield. Hazel spent more than 50 years taking care of David, and his happiness was of the utmost importance to her. 

Hazel was devoted to her family and was very proud of her home, which she and her husband built. She was an excellent gardener and took care of her own yard well into her 90's. Although she was a devious competitor in games with her family, she always had a smile and a kind word and was admired by all. In the past she made very impressive wedding cakes for family and friends, and she loved dancing. If music was playing, Hazel was moving. She was a very devoted and active member of First Baptist Church in Edwardsville, and she loved her church family. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, attended bible study, and did much of the cooking for various church events. 

Hazel is survived by two daughters, Susan (Bob) England of Edwardsville and Donna (Gordon) Bishop of Glen Carbon; a son, John (Lara) Stubblefield of Edwardsville; eight grandchildren, whom she loved and adored, Heather Stubblefield of Phoenix, AZ, Nathan Stubblefield, Timothy and Wayne Stubblefield, all of Colorado Springs, CO, Abraham (Chrissy) England of Maryville, April England of Dallas, TX, Jacob (Courtney) Bishop of Bonne Terre, MO, and Mitchell Bishop of St. Jacob, IL; seven great grandchildren, Dylan, Julie, Isaiah, Seth, Shelby, Payton, and Baby Hazel on the way; and her brother, Charles Nelson of Moab, UT. 

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 25 at First Baptist Church in Edwardsville from 10 a.m. until services begin at 11 a.m. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and face coverings will be required. 

She will be laid to rest with her husband Lloyd and dear son David at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates. 

Professional services entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with online information and guestbook available at 

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