December 7, 1925 - April 16, 2019
Funeral services for Ms. Hazel Keeling, 93, of Mt. Enterprise, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise with Rev. Austin Moore, Rev. Joe Orr, and Rev. Steve Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 19, at the funeral home. Hazel Keeling was the perfect example of the Proverbs 31 woman. There is no better description than verses 25 and 26. "She is clothed in dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness." She had a servant's heart for her husband, family, church, and community. Hazel was strong in her faith and was always a witness for Christ in how she lived her life. One of the things she was most proud of was being the oldest living member of First Baptist Church, Mt. Enterprise and enjoyed serving the Lord alongside her special friends in her Sunday School class. She was beautiful inside and out, and always reminded us girls to wear our lipstick. Nana never let Papaw's milk glass get empty and his lunchbox was always full. She was his perfect partner in life and always kept things running in their business and at home. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Ms. Keeling passed away April 16, 2019, at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler. She was born December 7, 1925 to A.F. and Roxie Conner Willeford, in Rockwall, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Austin Leonard Keeling Jr. "A.L."; son, Austin Leonard Keeling III, "Leonard"; grandson, Judd Pool; and great-grandson, Elijah Kelly. A.L. and Hazel were married on November 21, 1942 and had three children. Survivors include Sharon Moore and husband Howard, and Ricki Keeling and wife Deanna. They were blessed with eleven grandchildren, Sherri Kurecka and husband Dewayne, Tamilee Kelly and husband Steve, Kelly Moore, Rex Moore, Carol Ann Armstrong and husband Jeff, Austin Moore and wife Angie, Shelby Jacobs and husband Michael, Justin Keeling and wife Dachiele, Allison Knox and husband Kevin, and Kyle Keeling and wife Erin. At the time of her death she had twenty-three great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Justin Keeling, Kyle Keeling, Ben Kurecka, Tyler Pool, Chance Young, Dewayne Kurecka, Kevin Knox, and Jeff Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie Risinger, Bubba Risinger, Cliff Weems, Mike Risinger, Mounir Tabch, John Webb, James Wynne, and Wayne Richards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt Enterprise Friends of the Library at 201 NW 2nd Street, Mt. Enterprise, Texas 75681. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.
Funeral services for Ms. Hazel Keeling, 93, of Mt. Enterprise, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise with Rev. Austin Moore, Rev. Joe Orr, and Rev. Steve Kelly officiating. Interment... View Obituary & Service Information
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