Ms. Hazel Wimes, age 75, of Dothan, Alabama passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Drive through visitation will be Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 4 PM to 6 PM at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2 PM at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
On August 15, 1945, a caterpillar was brought to Earth, from the Lord, to the late O'Ella Peterson Burks and the late J.B. Teague. She flourished through the upbringing of her grandmother, the late Mrs. Flossie Baker Peterson Screws.
The blessing from the Lord, she blossomed into a beautiful butterfly for the Lord. God blessed her with training from Carver High School, in the class of 1963. She furthered her education at Wononah Trade School, in Birmingham, Alabama. With her gift, she was able to come back home and work at her Alma Mater. From there, she shared her knowledge at Grandview Elementary, Montana Elementary, Lake Street Jr. High and Dothan High School. In 1983, she went on a new adventure, as she called it her JOY JOB, as a Gospel Announcer. She was discovered by Jean Ingram, at WXLE, in Abbeville, Alabama. That's when she was given the name "Lady Gospel".
In 1985, she joined the staff of WOOF AM 560. During her time at WOOF, she was blessed to Emcee, speak, and help in many fundraiser programs, for many organizations. There are so many accomplishments God blessed her with. The one she always stated as her best achievement was when she accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 8 years old.
A TRUE VESSEL OF GOD!!!
She always told anyone, "Love is what Love does!"
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, grandmother, uncles, aunts and caretakers: Diane Tharp and Herbert "Cuz" Baxter.
Her loving memories will always be cherished by her one and only child: Lavato LaKeitha Wimes; sisters in Christ: Ms. Willie Mae Baker Davis, Ms. Georgia Ann Jones, LaPhyllis Peterson, Mrs. Janice Cannon, Mrs. Janice Wesley, and Miss Ramona Smith; brother in Christ: Reverend Eddie Butts Bray; Goddaughters: Pamela West and Elizabeth Joyce; God sons: James "Critty" Smith and Ronald Mills.
Special thanks to our TRUE extended family: Dr. Walter Doty, III and staff; Britney Brown "her nurse"; Mrs. Helen Jackson and family; Mr. and Mrs. David and Janice Cannon; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony and Mae Lou Hayes; Ms. Barbara Williams Koonce; Mrs. Eloise Baxter and family; Ms. Warene Byrd and family; Ms. Vivian Daniels; Mr. Olice Murry; Mr. and Mrs. Turner and Joyce Saffold; Dr. Myland Brown; Cookie's Restaurant; Lavato's SOUL SISTERS "You know who you are!"; and WOOF Radio Station.
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