Shirley Hernandez Hazel

October 11, 1943 - August 8, 2023

Shirley Hernandez Hazel, 79, born on the island of Aruba, long time resident of Staten Island, New York, and current resident of Beaumont, Texas, died Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was born on October 11, 1943, to Marie Bebrout and Ramon Hazel, in Aruba.

Shirley was Mom, Oma, and Tanty to her immediate family and to many extended family members. All who met her received pure kindness devoid of judgement. She gave hope and light to this world and why people felt comfort and accepted in her presence. Her purpose was clear, Spread Love and Happiness, the motto of her native land, Aruba “ One Happy Island”.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Jose Hernandez; her daughters, Shirlene Arroyo and her husband, David Arroyo, of Staten Island, New York and Biguita Hernandez-Smith and her husband, Jason Smith, of Beaumont, Texas; grandchildren, Jordan Silva, Tristen Silva, Gabriel Silva, Julian Cubas-Javois, Bishop Smith, and Lyric Smith; great-grandchildren, Isabella Silva, Jordan Silva, Jr., Kristen Silva, and Dylan Hornsby; her sisters, Angelina Bebrout, Enolda Audrey Hazel, and Sonia de Windt and their children; and numerous extended family, friends, and loved ones through the years in New York, Holland, Aruba, and Curacao.

Shirley was an irreplaceable presence on this earth. She was a good and faithful servant for the Lord, and we honor that her work here was complete and pleasing to God.

Mrs. Hernandez’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Comments (1)

    Brandi Hernandez says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just came across her obituary and I’m so heartbroken. I knew her from the nursing home Mr. Hernandez had been at years ago in Beaumont off of Milam. Your mom was the sweetest and most loving person I’ve ever known. We talked about my son Tristan and her grandchild Tristen all the time. My heart goes out to all of you. ❤️

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