Hazel Alberta Carter

Hazel Alberta Carter entered her Heavenly rest on July 9th, 2022, at Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana, surrounded by loved ones.

Hazel was born on March 27, 1935, to Sammie and Icie Daniel in Iron City, TN. She lived with her family in Arkansas, and California before they settled in Michigan City, where she met and married Thomas Carter on May 30, 1958, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her death were her parents, a daughter Tammy Lynn, brothers James Ernest, William Caroll, and Ernie Levi, and sisters Ruby Nell Miller and Mary Francis Moss.

She is survived by daughters Carolyn (Kerry) Holderread, Plymouth IN, Brenda (Richard) Johnstone, Michigan City, Sandy (Steven) Haynes, Michigan City, and son Daniel (Dixie) Carter, Chesterton, IN. Hazel also had 11 beautiful grandchildren who blessed her with 17 great-grandchildren who lovingly called her Gigi.

Hazel returned to high school later in life, graduating with her eldest daughter in 1972. She then went on to earn her nursing degree from Ivy Tech and worked many years at St. Anthony and Kingwood hospitals.

Hazel was a very active member of Evergreen Baptist Church, serving at times as hostess, deaconess, and an Awana Children’s Ministry leader. She often opened her home to visiting missionaries and guests of her church. She was also a very involved member of the community, volunteering her time at the Lighthouse Museum and providing nursing services at the free clinic after her retirement.

Hazel will be remembered fondly by family, friends, and neighbors as a very loving and kind person. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Evergreen Baptist Church, 2005 Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN with  Pastor Chris Terry officiating. Private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Saturday at the church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.    

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Evergreen Baptist Church.

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