Hazel C. Hearon

December 30, 1929July 1, 2019

“Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:2-3

Hazel Celeste Hendricks Hearon, a native of Matewan, WV, and longtime resident of Shreveport passed away on July 1, 2019, at Sunrise at Siegen, Baton Rouge, LA. She was a graduate of Matewan High School, Matewan, WV, and Bowling Green Business College, Bowling Green, KY. She was employed with numerous companies in her administrative career including Spence Field, GA; Wright - Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH; and retiring from Stewart Insurance Agency of Shreveport.

She was married in 1953 to Wallis ''Wally'' Trull Hearon of Little Rock, AR, at the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, followed by a Christian Ceremony performed by a Chaplain at Yokota AB, Japan. They were married for 62 years until his death. She grew up in the Methodist church but later was baptized with her daughter at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport where they became members.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Bruce Hendricks and Alice Enza Lumpkin of Matewan, WV, two sisters Alice Jo Hendricks Laughlin and Roberta Dean Hendricks.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Mike Sorel of Baton Rouge, LA, nieces, cousins and friends.

The family would like to extend special gratitude to the following: Mary Short, Louise Robinson, Peggy Ashford, the care management teams at Sunrise at Siegen and staff, Hospice of Baton Rouge staff and nurses and all the volunteers who give their time at Sunrise at Siegen for the residents with music, caring and activities. Hazel’s greatest joy was singing all the old hymns and songs.

Graveside service, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, Shreveport, LA.

Alzheimer’s robs many aspects of life but to the glory of God she still knew her daughter until the end. Donations may be made to The Hospice of Baton Rouge, 3600 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 or your local Alzheimer’s chapter. Alternatively, in memory of Hazel, a longtime lover of all animals, the family suggests your local animal shelter or animal rescue center.


  • Wallis "Wally" Trull Hearon, Husband
  • Robert Bruce Hendricks and Alice Enza Lumpkin, Parents
  • Alice Jo Hendricks Laughlin, Sister
  • Roberta Dean Hendricks, Sister
  • Debra and Mike Sorel, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Mrs. Hearon is also survived by nieces, cousins, and friends.


  • Graveside Saturday, July 6, 2019


Hazel C. Hearon

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Leslie Haydel

July 2, 2019

My Aunt Hazel was someone who was so full of adventure. Our families gathered together in West Virginia at our grandparents home many times over the years. This one occasion we had gone hiking up around an old coal road and we found this puppy that had been abandoned. The poor pup had ticks all over and it was very apparent that he hadn’t eaten in sometime . Aunt Hazel supported the cause to save that puppy. I remember bathing that dog in a tub with Hazel and my mom scrubbing and pulling ticks off and Hazel talking soothing words to the puppy to help him stay calm. Aunt Hazel truly loved animals and they were drawn to her. I say my own love of animals was inherited from Aunt Hazel and my mother...Hazel’s sister.