Laurie Carol Hazelton, 42, died March 11, 2019 at Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center in Sherman following a short illness. She was born November 15, 1976 to Carolyn Sneed and Jimmy Foster in Sherman.

Laurie committed her life to Christ as a child at Pilgrim Rest Valley Baptist Church. After meeting the love of her life, Larry, she became a member with her husband at Valley Church of Christ in Gunter, and later took on the roll of deacon’s wife.

Laurie received her education at Whitewright ISD, where she enjoyed playing basketball. She went on to farther her education, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at Texas A&M University - Commerce. She was employed by CPS in Kaufman and Austin and as a juvenile probation officer, and again for CPS, in Grayson County.

Laurie married Larry Hazelton March 22, 2003. Her hobbies included restoring antiques and wood working.

Laurie will be missed, but we thank God for her devotion to her family and for the demonstration of her faith. Laurie Hazelton was the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman. She took care of her family, was a willing and a hard worker, rejoiced in serving the Lord, was fully committed to God’s Word and feared the Lord.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Carolyn Sneed and grandmother, Gladys Jones.

She leaves to cherish memories, her husband, Larry Hazelton of Van Alstyne; daughter, Lauren Hazelton and son, Sean Hazelton, both of Van Alstyne; brother, Chad Hailey of Anna; sisters, Ashley Sneed of McKinney and Tammy Becker and Scharhonda Baker, both of Denison, father, Jimmy Foster of Denison; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Merrill and Juanita Hazelton of Gunter; brother-in-law, Jim Hazelton (Rhonda) of Cookeville, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Kristi Hicks (Hsueh) of McKinney; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 16 at Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman, where Mitch Wiggains is the Host Minister. Burial followed at Burns Cemetery in Trenton.

Public visitation was held from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. March 15 at Waldo Funeral Home. The family was present beginning at 6 p.m. to receive friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James E. Smith and the professionals of Waldo Funeral Home. You may sign the online guest book at