Funeral Card Friday – Hazel Lee Call Mansfield

This is the funeral card for my great-grandmother on my daddy’s side. She was born on 8 August 1912 in Tennessee and died 14 February 1998 in Jackson, TN. Hazel married William Leslie Mansfield on 24 Dec 1925 at the age of 13 and by the time she was 21 she had 4 children. Her children were, Wiley Joe, Bobby, Bernice and Ann. She was a life-long resident of Crockett County, TN.

I am still looking for information on Granny’s parents. I believe (but don’t have any proof) that either her father or grandfather was named Robert Call.  In the 1920 census, she and her brother Bernard were being raised by William and Lela “Big Momma” Cole with an Robert Call being the couples “Aged helper”. Her brother Carl Gunn was a half-brother and he was a few years younger than Hazel.

I have very fond memories of my Granny, she was a very caring woman who loved her family greatly. My daddy spent a lot of time with her growing up. He would always tell stories about going from Michigan to stay with her and my great-granddad for the summer. I was 16 when my Granny died and I am very grateful I got to know her.

William Leslie and Hazel Lee Call Mansfield

6 thoughts on “Funeral Card Friday – Hazel Lee Call Mansfield

  1. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill 😉
    Author of “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories” and family saga novels:
    “Back to the Homeplace” and “The Homeplace Revisited”

    1. Hi Theresa! I have their marriage license and in the state of Tennessee they didn’t list any of the information for parents. I still have to order her death certificate. I went to the state archives hoping they had a delayed birth certificate but there wasn’t one.

      Thanks for the advice!


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