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Hazel Taitt April 17, 2024

Date of Funeral

March 20, 2024

Hazel Doreen Margery Taitt

Aged 87

Of Wellhouse, St. Philip Formerly of Moreno Valley, USA; retired Nurse Practitioner.

Daughter of the late Catherine Albertha Giles and Frederick Albert Taylor;

Beloved wife of Keith Leroy Taitt;

Stepmother of Veritha Brissett, Michael L. Taitt (UK), and Andrea Taitt;

Adoptive grandmother of Cairan Hamill (UK), Michael Wright, Jaiy Greaves and the late Averell Wright;

Sister of Keith Giles (USA);

Aunt of David, Christopher and Sherri Giles (USA);

Cousin of Irwin, Judy, Maxine, Denis and David Dowridge, Roger, Keisha,

Jackie and Ferdinand Gill, Donna Wade, Esther Branch and Marquetta Rayside;

Niece of Esmay Hunte, and Euel Gill (Trinidad), the late Coreen Harewood,

Vivian Sealey, Herbert Dowridge, Melvin Gill, and Margaret Wade;

Sister-in-Law of Enid Harris, and Hilma Thorpe;

Godmother of Justice Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, Ralph Lynch, Antonio Watson, Bertram Mason, and Libbi Clarke;

Friend of Greta Young, Marcia Clarke, Aldine Toppin, the late Sheila

Cooke and many others.

The funeral of the late Hazel Doreen Margery Taitt leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 for the Church of the Holy Trinity, Ruby, St. Philip where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10 a.m. for the service. Interment at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church will follow.

The organist and members of the choir are kindly asked to attend. Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 no later than 7 a.m.

Live streaming via  https://eternally-cherished.online/HazelDTaitt


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    Kai Ann says

    Thank you to Uncle Leroy, for standing by Auntie Hazel and walking with her through the hills and valleys of life during her latter years.

    Condolences from our family, Ron, Kai & Israel (Izzy) Dallas (Los Angeles County, California. U.S.A.) to Uncle Leroy & all Auntie Hazel’s family & friends who are mourning during this time.

    She was affectionately known by me as “Auntie” since we met when I was barely a teenager in the early 1980’s while she was working at Watts Health Foundation as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). It was Auntie who inspired me to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) then on to become a Registered Nurse (RN) & work in Labor & Delivery.

    Sing them over again to me, Auntie Hazel, wonderful words of life.
    Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.
    Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.

    I cannot remember a time when Auntie Hazel spoke anything but words of life into my heart and mind. Auntie believed I could accomplish whatever I desired, even when I doubted myself.

    This beautiful soul will be deeply missed. But I hope & pray that we all meet her again in the day of no tomorrows.🙏🏽

    For now, rest on, my BEAUTIFUL Auntie Hazel. Rest on from this life’s worries, aches & pain.
    Know that nothing or no one can ever take your place in my heart .

    THANK YOU for the great gifts of loving & caring for me throughout the years.

    Love you! ❤️
    Love you!! ❤️❤️

    Always your niece,

    Kai Ann Dallas

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    Rosie Seale says

    Hazel, I didn’t know that the last time I saw you would be the last time I saw you! Although it is hard to say good bye and I wanted you to be here still, I know that you are at rest with no more uncertainty, worries or pain. Thank you for allowing Mum (Hazel Boyce Seale) & Dad (Noel Seale) to embrace you and Keith. Thank you for being a part of our family & letting us be a part of yours in California and Barbados. Love always. Rosie

    Hazel Taitt Tribute 3-2024

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    Denise Simpson says

    Dearest Aunt Hazel,
    Thank you for sharing your ever-loving presence and light with all of us who had the privilege of knowing you. You will live forever in our hearts; we shall not forget you and the kindness and compassion you brought to our lives. I love you, and I thank you for the countless times you opened your heart to me and welcomed me into your home. Sleep well, dear soul. You made such a difference in this world. Those who know and love you shall never forget. I miss your sweet voice and loving spirit. Until we meet again…

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    Helen Dowd says

    Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hazel. Hazel was a big part of life here in California. We shared many happy times together. She was there for the happy times and the sad times, we laughed together and cried together. We met in the late 60s and we always stayed in touch. I watched her career as she worked as a labor and delivery nurse in the hospital. She then decided to become a nurse practitioner and after graduating she began to work at the Watts Health Center in LA. She served the underprivileged young women. She was very active and took much pride in their care, she had a close bond with all her patients, she loved them, and they intern loved her back. She was impactful in the lives of all who had the pleasure of being around her. She helped financially of those who she could help, and always shared her home with her visitors from Barbados. She always wanted to leave this world a little better than she found it, and she certainly did that. To our beloved friend we say well done, SWEET SOUL , rest in peace 🕊️🤍.

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    Yvette Belgrave says

    Condolence’s are extended to Keith and all of Hazel’s relatives.
    I am fortunate to have met and known such caring and loving lady.
    May she Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory.

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    Michelle Price says

    Our sincere condolences to Keith and family.

    Hazel was such a kind and caring lady who opened up her home for us when we came to visit my Gran.
    You will always be Remembered.
    Sincere condolences
    Mrs Downes granddaughter Michelle, Lee &family xxx

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