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.
Condolences may be sent to the family by selecting "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw, NC.
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To all the Pridgen family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I remember Hazel from riding bus 2 and living across from the Pridgens.
Submitted by Mary Cowan Clark on Feb 4 2018 08:29:48 PM
Thoughts and prayer go out to the entire Bevington family. Especially Jeff and Donald.
Submitted by Mark Kritzer on Feb 4 2018 05:05:48 PM
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Pat & Rusty Butler lit a candle on Feb 4 2018 12:58:02 PM
My sympathies to Nana’s entire family. I only knew her through Chris. He spoke of her so often and loved her so much I felt as if I knew her too. What a beautiful life to live and to leave this earth with such a legacy. We should all strive to live in her memories. I pray you all can rest assured that she is now with her Heavenly Father and happy to be with her loved ones who were waiting to welcome her.
Submitted by Sherrie Todd on Feb 4 2018 11:38:13 AM
So many great times I had, and great memories I will cherish with you! God bless you, family! Prayers for comfort and peace. Chris, please let me know of anything I can do! Love and miss my extended family!
Submitted by Julie Billups-Rattler on Feb 3 2018 10:00:05 PM
Nana I will truly miss you. I thank you for being my Nana. I will miss our trips together, picking blueberries, sewing, knitting, cooking, cookouts and most of all you. I am so honored by Almighty God that he allowed me to know a great lady and not just know you but love you unconditionally. You will always be in our hearts and will be missed. I will see you one day again in that beautiful place called Heaven. We love you forever. Love Dean and Angela, Kyndall.
Submitted by Benjamin Walker on Feb 3 2018 08:57:57 PM
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