On December 22, 2018 Lita Hazel Conner Stevens Vaughan who was 85 years old and fighting cancer for the last year finally gave up her courageous battle to go home and be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Born on February 20, 1933 in Huntington, Tx in the Ora Community she was brought into this world by the hand of her earthly father Robert (Bob) Henry Conner and her mother Audrey Drusilla Thomas.
Hazel as she was known to her friends and family married Dalton Ray Stevens Sr and had 5 children. In January 1980 she lost him at the early age of 52 and a couple of years later met and married Harold Wayne Vaughan on March 19,1983.
Hazel and Harold were living in Houston, Tx until Harold retired in 1990 and decided to move back to his childhood home and that’s how they ended up in Paris, Tx.
Hazel who had been of the Southern Baptist faith for many years joined Southside Baptist Church in Paris, Tx on October 7, 1990. While attending church she enjoyed being a member of her Sunday School class called the “Ruth Class” and listening to Brother Billy preach each week.
Hazel was also a member of the quilting group called Sharing and Caring Group of Woodland Community which she went as often as she could and over the years created many beautiful quilts for her family. These ladies have a passion for quilting and the Lord.
She was not only a talented quilter but what she was most known for was her famous yeast rolls and her love for cooking for her family. She was truly a blessing and will be missed by many! No matter what name you called her – – Hazel, Mother, Mom, Mama,Nay-Nay, Ms. Lucy, Me-maw, Sister or Grannie Vaughan you knew you were loved by a special angel of God!!
Survivors include her husband Harold Wayne Vaughan, her children Rhonda Voight and husband Ken of Dallas, Tx. Vicki Hensarling and husband Chip of Huntsville, Tx. Donna Kettler and husband James of Elkhart, Tx. Dalton (Buddy) Stevens and wife Michele of Dickinson, Tx. Billy Stevens and partner James Barrett of Houston, Tx. One step daughter Janet Vaughan of South Dakota. Three grandchildren – Christina Tamayo, Joshua Stevens, Matthew Hensarling and one step grandson Mikey Hight. Five great grandchildren, her sister Merlene Alexander of Winnsboro, Tx and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her first husband Dalton Ray Stevens Sr, Hazel was proceded in death by 8 brothers and 4 sisters.
Funeral services are set for 1 PM Saturday, December 29, 2018 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home in Paris, Tx with Bro. Billy Norris officiating. The family will receive friends and family 1 hour prior to the service time. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, December 31st at Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, Tx with Rev. Pam Ripley officiating.