Denise Elaine (Carter) Hazell passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Born June 15, 1951, in Newark, NJ, she was one of four children born to the late John and Mamie Louise Carter. She was raised in Cranford, NJ, and educated in the Cranford public schools.
In 1978, Denise married Larry Hazell. Two sons, Michael and Matthew, were born of that union. After working for NJ Bell/Verizon for 34 years, she retired as a Supervisor in 2003. She was a member of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church.
Denise truly enjoyed life. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings and spending time with her close friends and neighbors. She loved shopping, giving back to her community, and caring for her dogs.
Denise is preceded in Heaven by her parents, John and Mamie Carter; her brothers-in-law, Melvin Hazell, George Hazell, and Greg Underdue; sisters-in-law, Terry Carter, and Bertha Hazell. She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Hazell; her sons, Michael Hazell (Tanysha) and Matthew Hazell (Eve); her grandchildren, Keeshawn, Kayla, Kory, and John; brothers, John Marshall & Denis Carter (Barbara); her sister, Debbie Underdue; brother-in-law, Herman Hazell; sister-in-law, Verna Hazell; and a host of nieces, nephews, and loving relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 5:00 pm. to 7:00 pm, at Scotch Plains Baptist Church, 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, commencing at 10:00 am at the Scotch Plains Baptist Church. Burial will follow after her service at the Scotch Plains Baptist Church Cemetery located in Scotch Plains, NJ.