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THOMASVILLE — Hazel Jean Carter Sechrest, 84, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2021 at Thomasville Medical Center. She was born in Thomasville, NC on Nov. 26, 1936 to G.N. and Ollie Carter who preceded her in death.

Hazel is survived by sisters, Francis McLendon, of Asheville, NC and Shirley Pope Culberson, of Florida; son, Randy Sechrest and girlfriend, Cara Mock, of Milledgeville, GA; daughters, Frankie Sechrest Reddick, of the home; and Donna Sechrest York, of Thomasville, NC; grandchildren, Justin Sechrest and wife, Emmily Sechrest, Jason Kennedy and girlfriend, Alexandria Wolf, Jessica Reddick and boyfriend, Christian Garcia, Dustin York and girlfriend, Jessica Waynick, and Kristen York and boyfriend, Joshua Marsh; great-grandchild Mackenzie Kennedy; son-inlaw Brad York and wife, Sandy York, of Lexington, NC. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, and various others that she considered children and grandchildren that she encountered throughout life.

She was preceded in death by brothers, G.N. Carter Jr., Glenn Carter, Sam Carter, James Carter, and Austin Carter; sisters Sylvia Presley, Ruth Cranford, Meacy Shore, Betty Loftis, and Iona Ball; great-grandchild, Dixie Kennedy.

Nana Hazel had a lifelong passion of cooking for others and gardening, therefore in remembrance of her, the family will be holding a celebration of life dinner and gathering at the residence, 712 Field St in Thomasville. Beginning at noon on Saturday, June 12, 2021 until 6 p.m. for anyone who would like to show their respects.