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Hazel Lea (Finlayson) Martin

April 27, 1941 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 80)


Beloved mother, cherished grandmother, treasured great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Hazel Lea Martin, age 80, passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday, September 17, 2021. Hazel was born on April 27, 1941 in Linden, Texas to Norman Finlayson and Alice Chamblee Finlayson.

Hazel is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Martin; grandchildren, Matthew, Ronnie Joe, Charlie Toal and Tonya Toal; parents, Norman and Alice Finlayson; brothers, Warner Finlayson and Ronnie Jo Finlayson; daughter-in-law, Glenda; sisters, Roxie Bennett and Mary Howard, and sister-in-law, Shirley Finlayson.

She is survived by her children, Sherry, Donna, Dooley, Bobby Lee (Leslye), Lonnie, Jeffrey and Joe; grandchildren, Randy, Hazel (Kevin), Scooter (Crystal), Jennifer, Teelee (Juanita), BamBam, BJ (Amanda), William Webb (Carla), Bradly Webb (Kourtney), Jon Foster (Cathy), Ricky Foster (Jennifer), Brandy (Tom), Cade, Rowdy, Dusty, JoeJoe, Lilyannah and Taylor (Crystal); great-grandchildren, Kevin, Kendal (Donovan), Nathan, Eliza, Harley, Ashley, Curtis, Hailey, Katy, Logan, James, Kaylea, Lilyann, Melody, Trent, Thomas, Tori, Evan, Landon, Blake, Dakota, Brady, River Martin, Hunter, Chastity, Josh Foster, Jacob, Maddox, Kasey, Lana, Kristin, Arin, Brooklyn, Bri, Austin, Kaylin, Lauren, Jakob and Alleah; great-great-grandchild, Bella; granddaughters-in-law, Tasha and Pam, as well as numerous other family members and friends who loved her dearly.

Hazel was a hard worker who devoted her life to taking care of others, her house was open to anyone who needed a dry place to rest their head or a warm plate of food, her heart and home were always full to the brim. She spent countless hours crocheting blankets for every new baby being welcomed into this world, or making full sized blankets for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren she was so proud of. The friends she made will last a lifetime, and the people she leaves behind will miss her dearly.

A time of visitation will be held for Hazel from 5-7pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Meadowbrook Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be at 3pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Restland Cemetery with Bro. Don Nichols officiating. Serving as Pallbearers are James Toal, Logan Toal, Hunter Foster, River Martin, Kevin Sanford and Nathan Sanford. Honorary Pallbearer is Harley Martin Toal.

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September 25, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Meadowbrook Funeral Home
1804 S. Washington Ave
Marshall, Texas 75670

Graveside Service
September 26, 2021

3:00 PM
Restland Cemetery
593 Restland Cemetery Rd
Waskom, TX 75692

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