Hazel Elizabeth Rader Briscoe, 91, passed away peacefully at home on August 28,2021. Hazel was the 7th of 8 children born to Richard Joel and Myrtle Rader. She was saved at the age of 12, where she and her family attended church, Bridger’s Methodist.
After high school, where she was an excellent basketball player, she went to work for American Enka. She worked for American Enka for 43years. Hazel loved the Lord, her family and she especially loved to dance, in her younger days. She has been a loyal member of First United Methodist since 1987; where she loved to volunteer in the kitchen preparing Wednesday night meals for the members. Hazel also dedicated many years volunteering at Morristown Hamblen Hospital. Throughout her life she received many Sunday school attendance awards, several awards, and honors from Enka/BASF, as well as from Morristown Hamblen Hospital.
Hazel was very social, loved to eat at The Corner Cafe, and to be around people. She had several special friends who made sure all her needs were met and she was able to continue her daily schedule. Thank you, Wanda Reed, Wendy Bubp, Donna Cutshaw, Elizabeth Lum, Cindy Rader, & Our Avalon Hospice Angels. Please accept my apologies for leaving anyone off the long list of people who helped Hazel. She was greatly loved. She was born, raised, lived, and died in Morristown, Tn.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Joel Rader; mother, Myrtle Roberson Rader; sisters, Edna Rader; Georgia Rader; and Virginia Rader Cole; brothers, James Rader; and William Rader.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Rader; brother, Robert (Katherine) Rader; and many nephews, nieces, great nephews, and nieces. Burial services will be 11:00 am Thursday Sept. 2, 2021, in Bethesda Cemetery with Reverend Walter Weikel officiating with special music provided by Wendy Lynne Bubp and Chaplain Kelley Reed.
In lieu of Flowers, donation in her honor may be made to A.L.P.S., M.A.T.S, OR First United Methodist Church.
Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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