Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN


Hazel M. Smith

July 15, 1933July 14, 2020

Hazel Smith, 86, of Evansville, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Heritage Care Center. She was born on Saturday, July 15, 1933 in Central City, Kentucky to the late Chester and Ollie Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; sons, Harold Smith and Barron Smith; and daughter, Betty Smith.

Hazel is survived by her sons, Kenneth Smith (Nila), Shelby Gene Jackson (Leslie), and Gary Smith; daughters, Sharylon Smith Douglass (Sonny), Rita Jamry (Eddy), Donna Smith, and Tammy Whittaker; daughter-in-law, Dana Smith; and 29 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Alexander East Chapel with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


  • Kenneth Smith (Nila Smith), Son
  • Shelby Gene Jackson (Leslie Jackson), Son
  • Gary Smith, Son
  • Sharylon Smith Douglass (Sonny Douglass), Daughter
  • Rita Jamry (Eddy Jamry), Daughter
  • Donna Smith, Daughter
  • Tammy Whittaker, Daughter
  • Dana Smith, Daughter-in-law
  • Kenneth Smith, Husband (deceased)
  • Harold Smith, Son (deceased)
  • Betty Smith, Daughter (deceased)
  • Barron Smith, Son (deceased)
  • Chester Jackson, Father (deceased)
  • Ollie Jackson, Mother (deceased)
  • Hazel also leaves behind 29 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, July 17, 2020


Hazel M. Smith

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Lisa H ollen

July 16, 2020

Grandma Hazel,I have great memories of you and me. I can remember you walking me to head start at Alcott school in Chicago. I can remember your wonderful macaroni and cheese and pinto beans that you would make for lunch. I can remember running up the front porch stairs as fast as I could so I couldn't get the switch and I also can remember picking the switch out. These memories I will cherish forever they don't seem like much but they are a whole lot to me. I can remember when I got to visit you in Indiana and the hug you gave me for we hadn't seen each other in years. I have wonderful memories may you rest in peace and I will see you again one day .

Alejandra Paniagua

July 14, 2020

I love you more than words could explain. I will miss you and all the great conversations we had and the amazing advice you would give. I can still hear your voice in my head “Alexxx you’re not too old to bend you over my knee”. I know you’re dancing in the sky with all the angels. I love you.

Joshua Rosario

July 14, 2020

I remember when I was a kid you had a good way to get me to listen the butt popper or so we wouldn't go into the attic black jack which was real we saw it had red eyes no way that was fake just so many great memories. You made the best biscuits and gravy....
Thank you for your caring loving heart I'll miss you... now you can rest easy I know grandpa was right there with you and now your home.

I Love you always and forever......

Tammy Whittaker

July 14, 2020

Momma, I love you so much. You were the only person I could talk to who would make everything better. I'll never forget when Barron and I were little and we would make you mad or upset for something we did that we thought was funny, and we would run and get up on the top of the bunk beds and pull the ladder up so you couldn't reach us cuz you were too short. I'll carry you in my heart until we see each other again. Fly high momma, officially the most Beautiful Angel in Heaven.

Donna Smith

July 14, 2020

Momma, you were the glue that held me together my whole life, you were always just a phone call away, you called me every Sunday without fail and we would talk for hours, I love you so much and I will miss you more every minute of the day , you nourished me and made me into the woman I am today, life won’t be the same without you, but in heaven they gained an angel, you earned those wings fly high momma and wait for me on the other side until we see each other again I’ll carry you in my soul ❤️😢

Corey Jackson

July 14, 2020

Where to begin. When I was little even throughout my teenage years you were my rock. When I thought It was the darkest it could be you were always a shining light. I'll truly miss our long conversations and how you would always force me to eat a sandwich lol . But those memories are what I'll cherish most. I love you and miss you always.

Sharylon Douglass

July 14, 2020


I miss you and love you. You were my rock when dad passed. You always listened to us kids no matter what it was. Give dad a kiss and hug for me and tell him I miss him. Tell Harold, Betty and Barron I love them and miss them. You will be dearly missed by all. Till we meet again mom, I Love You

Amanda Ruiz

July 14, 2020

where to begin? I remember when I was little how I would lay across your legs and you would scratch my back while watching soap operas. When we would go visit you in Evansville you would give us strawberries and sugar. Your famous phrase " I'm Irish and Cherokee Indian". I love you so much and will miss you so much!

Kenny Douglass

July 14, 2020

I love and miss you so much grandma. I hope you are finally at peace and free of pain.