On Sept. 1, 2019, Hazel Shelley, a loving wife and mother of four, passed away at the age of 72 years 7 months and 11 days.
Hazel was born Jan. 21, 1947 in Salem, Ark. to Billy and Audrey (Langle) Burch. She was an ordained minister and pastored Peace Valley Pentecost Church for almost 50 years. On June 26, 1962, she married Bobby Shelley. They raised three sons, Bobby Jr., Daniel and Stephen and one daughter, Kristina.
Hazel had a passion for reading and studying the Bible and was many times found sitting in the middle of the living room floor with all her bible dictionaries and commentary books all around her as she did her research. She was the best listener and always had a smile and kind word for you.
Hazel was preceded in death by her father, Billy and her mother, Audrey Burch, three brothers, Billy Joe Burch, David Burch, and Bernie Dale Burch; two sisters. Imogene Johnson and Ruby Smoot.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Shelley and her four children: Bobby Jr. wife Sheila Shelley, Kristina husband Phillip Horrell, Daniel Shelly, Stephen wife Leah Shelley, four grandchildren Joshua Shelley, Mathew wife Heather Shelley, Isaiah Shelley, and Jonas Shelley and one great grandchild Winter Shelley, her two brothers Daryl Burch and Jim Burch and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held Wednesday in Wortham Oak Hill Chapel. Funeral service was Thursday at 2 p.m. in Wortham Oak Hill Chapel with interment following in Agnos Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Wortham Funeral Home and Cremation of Highland, Ark.