Obituary of Hazel Anne Wilson
Hazel was born in Washington DC on July 18, 1945 to her late parents, John and Hailey Davenport. She lost her birth mother at a very early age and was raised by her mother Blanche Davenport. Hazel peacefully departed this life at her home on September 16,
She was born, raised and lived in Washington, DC until her death. Good ole 1010 was her heart and home for the past 42 years. She was always welcoming to so many and has adopted many into her family through the years.
She was educated in the Washington, DC public school system and graduated from Bal- lou Senior HIgh School. She loved to say the very first full graduating class that went from
10th -12th grade. She completed some college courses at DC Teachers College (now Uni- versity of DC). She was employed in the Federal Government for her entire working ca- reer. Starting as Fingerprint Specialist with the FBI and then moved on to the Department of Defense as Program Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. After a work injury, she “worked” from home raising and taking care of her family of two daugh- ters, Raquel and Waynett and tending to her husband Wayne. That team of Hazel and Wayne were a dynamic duo…antiquing and road tripping up and down the east coast. Affectionately known as Blue, Slim, Sis and H. She was a woman that carried many titles and lived life intentionally. Her love of God and family was never compromised. Her heart was big but her spirit was bigger. She was a role model for all those who knew her. Undoubtedly, she stood her ground in different circumstances and was not afraid to express just how she felt. She had a heart of gold and the mind of a genius. She enjoyed fine dining and many collections of dolls, African art, purses, clothes and shoes.
She leaves to cherish her memory, two devoted daughters, Raquel Magruder of Fort Washington and Waynett Wilson of Columbia, MD. Grandchildren, Christopher Wilson, Zyon Magruder, and Elise Magruder. God-granddaughter Corinna Watkins. She had many adopted daughters that were super special to her. Her surviving siblings, John Dav- enport(Frances), and Donald Davenport. There are a host of relatives and friends that were so very special to her, we would need pages of space to name each of you. Hazel loved hard and to know her was truly to love her. She would literally give you the clothes and jewelry off of her back. It made her day to share whatever she had. She always left a piece of her with whoever she encountered, either at home or on one of her excur- sions. She was truly one in a million. A void is definitely left in this world with her passing.
Hazel was preceded in her death by her Parents, Hailey Davenport, John Davenport and Blanche Davenport. Two siblings preceded her in death, brother David Davenport and sister Rockell Martin. Her devoted husband, Wayne Wilson of 44 years preceded her in death in 2018. Her beloved stepson, Moniere Rodriguez (Reece) also preceded her in death. They left such a hole in her heart and she missed them dearly every day. It brings us some peace that she is back together with those that she lost and missed greatly each dayTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Hazel Wilson, please visit Tribute Store