Mrs. Hazel Hoffman Wall, age 103, was born on June 25, 1918, in Arcadia, Florida, to Leo G. Hoffman and Nellie Gatewood Hoffman. She passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, John E. Wall, Jr.; her parents, Leo G. Hoffman and Nellie Gatewood Hoffman; brothers, Newton Hoffman and George E. Hoffman; sisters, Bertha Lee Sproc, Audrey White, Carmelita Hoffman, Camille Cawthon; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Wall; son, John E. Wall, III; grandson, Dana L. Wall; and great-grandsons, John D. Wall and Tanner L. Wall.
She is survived by sons, Wayne M. Wall (Vonda), Michael A. Wall, Stephen H. Wall, and one daughter, Wanda Clifford. Grandchildren: John E. Wall, IV, Gregory D. Wall, Rebecca Norton, Cheri Norman, Samira Massey, Wayne M. Wall, Jr., Eric Wall, John William “Billy” Jackson, Greg Jackson, Bryan Wall, Jason Wall, and Travis Wall; 27 great-grandchildren, and 37 great-great-grandchildren.
Hazel was 103 years of age and would have been 104 on June 25th. She married the love of her life, “Billy”, as she called him on June 25, 1937. They were blessed with a large and loving family. They lived in many places, owned several businesses, traveled to many places together, and were missionaries, teaching and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Hazel started college at the age of 44 at the University of Florida and graduated with a bachelor's degree in library science and a master's degree in education and curriculum. She enjoyed painting and reading. She published a book in 2006 “Cracker Girl, A Love Story” telling the story of her life.
She was a wonderful, Godly, Christian woman who loved her Lord, church, family, and friends. One other thing she loved and was dear to her heart was teaching her Bible Study Class. She was an amazing woman who was an inspiration to all who knew her. What a blessed life she’s had. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
A Celebration of Hazel’s Life will be held Morningstar Baptist Church, 11250 W County Road 18, Worthington Springs, Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00am. Pastor Mike Devine will officiate the memorial service. A private family burial will be held later that evening with Pastor Rick Jackson officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com