Hazel Yvonne Pridgen



Hazel Yvonne Pridgen, 81, of Rocky Point went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center surrounded with love by her family.

She was born April 9, 1936 in Chadbourn, the daughter of Henry and Phedora Bordeaux Pridgen. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Pridgen; daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Jane Bevington Butler; great grandson, Austin Butler; and brothers, Harry, Bobby, and Merle Pridgen.

Hazel leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons, Donald Bevington (Adrienna) and Jeffrey Bevington (Stacey); son-in-law, Ronald Butler; grandchildren, Travis Bevington (Sarah), Michael Bradford (Jen), Andrew Bevington, Chris Butler, and Kenny Butler (Robin); great grandchildren, Makayla, Conner, Shae, Hattie, Colby and Tristan; sisters, Antoinette Campbell, Julia Lueck, Betty White (FP) and Gail Moss (Bobby); extended “daughters” and wonderful friends, Kay Bowden (Roger) and Nancy Yopp (George); and numerous nieces, nephews and friends, all who dearly loved Hazel.

Hazel graduated from Burgaw High School and was a long standing member of Herrings Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a smart, hardworking lady with many talents. Hazel worked for National Airlines, Climate Control for 20 years and in later years worked for Martha’s Flower Shop.

Hazel “Nana Pridgen” loved with all of her heart and her radiant smile brightened the life of everyone she knew. Nana Pridgen was a dedicated and hard worker her whole life and was willing to do anything for anyone at any time. Faith, family, food, and fun are the words that come to mind when thinking of Nana Pridgen. She could spend hours, even long into the night, praying, cooking, crocheting, and laughing with those she loved. To her, age was just a number and nothing could stand in her way. She could take a small amount of ingredients and feed an army of family and friends; her cakes were the talk of the community. Nana Pridgen led a blessed Christian life and was ready to go to her heavenly home.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00pm on Monday at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw. Funeral service will be 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Herrings Chapel United Methodist Church with The Rev. William Hill Pearsall and The Rev. Dean Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center for all of their care, love, support and attention.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw, NC.