Hazel Raye Norwood

October 2, 1941 - January 26, 2021

Hazel Raye Norwood, 79, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  She was born on October 2, 1941, in Nederland, to Bicy Reeves Whitley and Kelly Whitley. 

Mrs. Norwood worked as an executive secretary for Texaco for two years in Port Arthur and four years in Houston.  She then worked for Silsbee Independent School District in the food service and also in the tax office.  Mrs. Norwood was the tax assessor collector for West Hardin Independent School District, retiring after several years.  She enjoyed volunteering and working at First Baptist Church in Silsbee in several various capacities.  Mrs. Norwood will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and Nanny.

Survivors include her husband of fifty-seven years, Dr. Jimmy Norwood; son, Don Norwood and his wife, Jill, and daughter, Jill Short, all of Silsbee; grandchildren, Evie Hart and her husband, Zach, of College Station and Carlie Short; sisters, her twin sister, Faye Martin and her husband, Jack, of Hemphill and Peggy Cowart and Janet Tollefson and her husband, Wayne, all of Nederland.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Bicy and Kelly Whitley and brother, Jimmy Whitley.

A gathering of Mrs. Norwood’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2021, at First Baptist Church, 350 US 96 Business, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at R.S. Farmer Cemetery, Silsbee.

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R.S. Farmer Cemetery

R.S. Farmer Cemetery
  • silsbee silsbee tx 77656

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 350 hwy 96 south silsbee tx 77656
  • 01/30/2021
  • 11:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 350 US 96 Business, Silsbee, Texas
  • 01/30/2021
  • 1:19 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

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Betty and James Mock

Raye will be missed greatly. Every person that she touched came away a better person. She truly loved her family, friends, and our family was enriched knowing her and the entire family. Rest in peace in the arms of the lord, she is at peace.

Thomas and Simberly Modica

Sending love and prayers from the Modica family. Our condolences to all of the Norwood family. Mrs. Norwood was a very special lady. I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

Dolores Wiess Scank

Prayers for her and Faye's families. Remember her kindness!

Dolores Wiess Scank

Prayers for her and Faye's families. Remember her kindness!

Dolores Wiess Scank

Prayers for her and Faye's families. Remember her kindness!

Jesse and Sharon Hawthorne

Praying for all the family as we remember so many good times as we raised our children together at First Baptist Church.

Christie McLain Jones

Jill, I am so sorry. You are in my prayers. I remember when I first met you and realized that my friend Shari and your mom we’re twins. It was such a mind blowing moment to finally understand the similarities that I saw in the two of you. I pray that you will be surrounded by wonderful memories that bring lots of smiles and the good kind of tears that come with laughter. ?

Den &Vikki May

we are so sorry for your lost,Mrs Raye was always so happy to wait on me when I placed an order a at the print shop she will be missed always friendly. prayers for the family ❤️

Mona Lightfoot-Doucet

Jill, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have so many sweet childhood memories of your mom. You and all of your family are in my prayers. Even though it's been so long since we have seen each other, you are often in my thoughts. Love and hugs to you,

Robert English

So sorry. Sad times. Rest in peace in God's presence

Jerry & Jolynda Loeb

We’re so sorry to hear of your loss, Jimmy. We send our love as we are unable to be there; we’ll be at our son’s. You’re in our prayers. May you be surrounded with God’s comfort.

Marian Byerly Bayard

Jimmy, Faye, and Family. I was so sorry to read of your loss. My prayers will be with you. May God comfort you.

Lloyd & Linda Salts

Prayers for the Norwood family. Raye was special person and will be greatly missed.

Joe & Ann Fondren

Jimmy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers!