Hazel M HUGHES
September 13, 1928 – October 4, 2021
Hazel Hughes passed away on October 4, 2021 after complications following a stroke. She was blessed with a long, healthy life largely due to her dedication to healthy living and strong Christian faith. Her dynamic personality will be greatly missed by friends and family.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00pm at First Baptist Church at 108 7th Avenue S in downtown Nashville. Visitation with family will begin at 2:00pm at the church. Attend the celebration of life virtually by clicking the following link on Sunday Oct 10 at 3pm cst. https://www.youtube.com/firstbaptistchurchnashville
Hazel was born in Cleveland, TN to Jessie James and Muncie Lee Morrow. The tenth child of fifteen children, Hazel developed a determined spirit that was hard to deny. She met her husband Charles on a blind date. They soon married and moved to Roswell, New Mexico while Charles was in the Air Force. After the service, they moved to Corpus Christie, Texas where Hazel worked as a book keeper and they had their only child, Cherrie. A few years later, they returned to Tennessee to be closer to family.
In 1964, they moved to Nashville. Drawn to the strong music program, they joined First Baptist Church where they remained devoted members for over 57 years. Hazel loved singing in the choir. She also loved fashion and worked at Cain-Sloan where she developed her sales experience while attending Watkins College to study interior design. But her career would end up going in a different direction. Hazel was intrigued and motivated by Mary Kay Ash, founder of the cosmetic company. She was impressed by Mary Kay’s strong work ethic and how she built her business on Christian principles. With training and a strong support system, Hazel combined her business skills and drive to achieve her goals. Hazel simply did not accept no for an answer. Her persistence paid off! From her first days in 1970, she quickly rose from beauty consultant to director. She was named “Star Consultant” 147 times and earned the designation of Queen of Sales surpassing over 5000 consultants in sales. And yes, she earned a pink Cadillac! Her successful career with Mary Kay spanned over 40 years.
After retirement. Hazel and Charles traveled the world enjoying music and theater. After Charles died in 2004, Hazel continued to live life to the fullest traveling with her daughter, exercising at the YMCA and later moving to Richland Place where she developed a host of wonderful new friendships. She was always on the go with boundless energy.
Hazel is survived by her daughter, Cherrie Hughes, Beth Duensing, sisters Jean McDonald and Betty Morrow, and brother John Morrow.
In lieu of flowers, Hazel’s family asks that donations be made to Room in the Inn, First Baptist Church or St Jude Children’s Hospital.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Hazel M HUGHES
October 10, 2021
My Friday's will never be the same...Hazel has been a client of mine for so many years. We've know each other for almost 40 years. She always cared about people, always enjoyed spending time with her friends and always looked forward to the next party! My friend enjoyed her life. And may her next party..there in Heaven,be her Best!
Love you Hazel, I will miss you.
October 7, 2021
Dearest Hazel was and is such a spectacular woman. I was so lucky to have her in my life! She was more like a mother to me and a such a good friend. Hazel was so funny, classy, snappy dresser and most of all her faith was truly amazing. I loved playing cards with her as my partner, we always won Her smile was infectious and would light up a room. So many memories to cherish and I am so grateful for her!
I take comfort that she is in God's hands now and with her family. I miss you Hazel and you will always be with me in spirit!
Rest in Peace, I love you Hazel.
October 6, 2021
Goodbye Hazel. It was so nice to have met you back in 1997-8. Getting to know you all these years has been a pleasure! Your kind and energetic soul will be missed! My sincere condolences to the family.
October 6, 2021
Hazel was my Mary Kay lady since the 80s I will miss our talks over coffee. I would listen to her telling her stories of her and the marykay business she was so successful in. I will miss her so. She was like a mother to me. God love this sweet and wonderful person. I will miss you