Hazel Lucas Kessler

June 22, 1933 - March 4, 2015
Hazel Lucas Kessler

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Hazel Lucas Laughery Kessler, of New Port Richey, passed away on March 4, 2015. Hazel was a native of Paterson, New Jersey, born there on June 22, 1933 to the late John and Amelia Laughery. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Raymond Kessler Sr., son, Raymond Kessler Jr. and his wife Cindy of Shacklefords, Virginia; son, Scott Kessler of New Port Richey, Florida; daughter, Christina Marston and husband Charles of Lynchburg, Virginia; daughter, Cynthia Kessler of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, Christina Ward and husband Benjamin Sr. of New Kent, Virginia, and Faith and Adam Beeler both of Lynchburg, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Benjamin Ward Jr.; siblings, John Laughery, Eva Belles, and Robert Heerschap.
Hazel grew up in Paterson, New Jersey and married Raymond in 1950. They moved to Oak Ridge, New Jersey in 1955, Port Richey, Florida in 1970, and finally New Port Richey, Florida in 1986. She loved being a youth leader and claimed all of the church as a part of her family. She is a born again Christian and is ready to walk the streets of gold and talk to Jesus. We know she is up there getting our mansions ready for when on that glorious day we will see her again. She was a mom to many children besides her own. A visitation will be held at the Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10 to 11 am; a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Hazel will then be buried at the Grace Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hudson, Florida.


Saturday, March 7, 2015
12:00 AM

Grace Memorial Gardens - Directions
16931 U.S. 19 North
Hudson, FL 34667

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  • March 05, 2015
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • March 05, 2015
    Cassidys says:
    It's hard to let go of someone you love so much. Our heartfelt thoughts and love to the family.

  • March 05, 2015
    Mary Walsh says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family that your Mom finds peace in heaven. Love the Walshes

  • March 05, 2015
    John & Carolyn Staples says:
    Our most deepest sympathy at your tremendous loss. God welcomed Mrs. Kessler with open arms. We did not have the pleasure of knowing her and that is our loss.

  • March 05, 2015
    Melissa Ruokonen says:
    To a beautiful women who we will miss dearly Hazel Kessler we love you and will miss you very much im gonna miss your beautiful smile thoughts and prayers to your family Love Melissa and Jamie from Oakview Terrace

  • March 05, 2015
    Nanci-Beth Rollman says:
    I will always remember how happy Mom K was. She brighten any room she walked into with her beautiful smile and warm hugs. I know this is where Cynthia gets it from. I am blessed to have had "Mom K", as I called her, in my life for over 20 years. I know you are singing, dancing and getting the mansion ready for all of as when Jesus says it's time to go home. I love you Mom K!

  • March 06, 2015
    Brenda Stacey says:
    One of the dearest people I have ever met. Hazel, you will always be in my heart and thoughts. You are one of the most genuine people I have known. We were neighbors for a long time. When I moved away you never forgot to call me every so often to keep in touch. And you never forgot to call at Christmas time.
    You are an angel. Will miss talking to you.
    Condolences to your family.

  • March 06, 2015
    John & Kathy Loughery says:
    Uncle John and I will miss our long phone conversations,laughing about the simple things in life, a forgetful senior moment or the antics of our dog Jake, she was so proud of all her children and all their special accomplishments, and her grandchildren she was especially close to..we will miss you

  • March 06, 2015
    Scott & Linda Gring says:
    Cynthia, your Frozen Chosen Family holds you and all your family in a warm embrace across the many miles. Though most of us never met your mom we can appreciate what a wonderful woman she was to have a such a awesome and outgoing daughter as yourself! I am sharing these words which were shared with me on the loss of my brother: "Grief, like the ocean, comes in waves only to recede and come yet again. But it comes with healing. Memories are washed ashore and bathed by the golden sun. Grab hold of these memories and let them fill the emptiness". When we look at the Snow Angel on the Frozen Chosen Challenge Coin we will be reminded of your mother's glorious entrance into Heaven and the Promise that you will see her again!

  • March 06, 2015
    Katherine Nevard Cook says:
    I am sadden of the passing of your Mom, She was a very special lady and made me realize in my high school age the need to have Jesus in my life. I know she is at peace with God and living a fullfilled life.

  • March 06, 2015
    Rick & Carolyn Riccardino says:
    Ray, Cindy, and all the family,
    Mrs. Kessler was a special lady and mother. Her warm Christian spirit was felt every time we spoke to her. Our hearts go out to you during this time. Please be comforted in knowing she will be there to help you make your crossing someday. Love to all.
    Matthew 5:4

  • March 07, 2015
    Bob & Vicky Coultrip says:
    Ray, Cindy and family,
    Mom was an angel sent from heaven to bring laughter and joy to all that knew her. She lit up the room with her sweet smile. She will truly be missed by many. Take comfort in knowing she is standing in awe praising God and awaiting our arrival one day. We love you.
    Bob and Vicky Coultrip

  • March 07, 2015
    Brenda Stacey says:
    God bless dear friend.

  • March 07, 2015
    Carl Newman says:
    Hi Cynthia and family,

    very sorry for your loss.

    thinking of you.

  • March 11, 2015
    Vivian Rhodes says:
    I have a deep understanding of the indescribable heart-break of losing a mother. Please be comforted in knowing that we who love you are thinking of and praying for you and your family.

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