Hazel Edwards

Hazel Melvina Edwards, loving wife, devoted sister and stepmother, and eternal friend, died November 27, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Hazel was born July 3, 1942 in Mineral Wells, Texas and raised in Forney, Texas by her parents John and Myrtle Murray. Even as a youngster, Hazel was kind, caring and had strong work principles that defined her entire life. Hazel attended Richland College. She was proudly on the Board of Realtors in Austin, Texas and in 2010 was presented a Colin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) Lifetime Achievement Award. Later in life, Hazel was an active member of the Red Hats organization and was given the title of Ms. Senior Plano. After moving from Plano to Arlington, Hazel attended the First United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas.

In 1987, Hazel married Wayne Edwards and formed a unique partnership. Their mutually strong work ethic and devotion to each other helped these two entrepreneurs form Murray/Edwards Realtors, later changed to Buyer’s Realty. The new company, which specialized in the exclusive representation of home buyers, was the first of its kind in Collin County and one of seven brokers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to offer this new service.

In the industry, Hazel was known for her focused service, un-ending diligence and generosity with clients, always keeping their best interest in mind. As a result, she earned the respect of many who in turn sent referral after referral. Also, her energy and quick wit endeared her to all. She made home-buying, which can carry the reputation of a tedious and tortuous process, an actual pleasure! Hazel would continue her association with each family she had served. She considered every client a personal friend.

Later in life, Hazel became a true caregiver. Both Wayne and Hazel’s mothers lived with them and were attended to and loved until their demise. In the past 15 years, Wayne and Hazel opened their home to Hazel’s cousin Edna Hardin. Even after Wayne’s passing, Hazel looked after Edna until the day Hazel passed.

Hazel Edward is survived by her brothers Mac Murray, Wayne Murray, John Murray, stepson Mikel Edwards, cousin Edna Hardin, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She is preceded in death by father John Murray, mother Myrtle Murray, brother Pat Murray, sisters Wanda Jayroe and Faye Pike, niece Carla Anderson, nephew Kevin Murray, stepson Jef Edwards and step-grandson Dylan Edwards.

Family and friends will gather at the following address on January 7 at 2:00 to celebrate Hazel’s life.

Wade Funeral Home
4140 Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: (817) 274-9223

In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make a donation to:

First United Methodist Church
122 N. Center Street
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Phone: (972) 264-6148

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” ~John Taylor

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Memorial Service: Saturday, January 7, 2023 2:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

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  1. Hazel was a few years older as was Faye but we were still friends. Lost touch in later years but I know she will be missed dearly. Prayers for her family.
    Bernice Hendedson Gragsone

  2. Hazel was indeed a pioneer in the real estate profession and highly respected by those who worked with her.
    Having known her since high school, I can truly say she was a great friend and she will be missed by all that has known her.
    My sincerest sympathy for the family. Gone way too soon. Rest in peace beautiful lady!

  3. Hazel was a great and wonderful neighbor. She became a great friend with my mother who spoke very little English and Hazel spoke no Spanish. However, they found the way to communicate and participate in the Red Hat ladies meetings, and different trips to Galveston, Oklahoma, and other places in the DFW areas. We spent a couple of Christmas with them, Wayne, Edna and Hazel in our home, just next door. She definitely will be missed. We feel honored to have been part of her life.

    • Hazel and Wayne were great neighbors across the alley and we were welcome in their home. Just before Wayne’s memorial was starting, Hazel, in her capable, calm way, told me that her water heater in the attic was leaking down into her house. I told her not to worry or change her plans and I would take care of the unexpected emergency. Catch pans were set out, heater was drained and plumber replaced heater before Hazel returned. Hazel could take problems in stride which made her such a great realtor. She will be missed by her neighbors and the fun she brought to the neighborhood.

  4. CandleImageDear Hazel,, first cousin, energetic, trailblazer,,, you could rustle feathers and bring on the laughs in the same moment ,,, nothing was impossible,,, family was first,,, Aunt Myrtle is very proud of her daughter Hazel… we all are… till we meet again,, luv, your cousin Carol

  5. My dear beautiful aunt Hazel, you will be so missed. You always took care of everyone you could. The love you had for family was so strong. I will always hold you deep in my heart, I love you.

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