Obituary: Hazel Jo Harris

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  • | 2:00 a.m. June 19, 2014
  • West Orange Times & Observer
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HAZEL JO HARRIS, 61, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer. Hazel was an accountant. She obtained a degree in accounting and a Master’s Degree in Tax Law by many years of night classes at UCF. She had a passion to find a cure for cancer and was active in walks and other events. Hazel’s message to those left behind is, “She loved her family, she loved her Jesus, and they loved her.” She was a dedicated Christian, who lived her faith in actions rather than words, by kindness to people and animals, a forgiving spirit and generosity. If you knew Hazel, you knew when you saw her you would laugh together. This was true of her through the hard days, right to the end. Hazel is survived by her son, of whom she was so proud, Officer Brian Harris, Ocoee Police Department. Roger Pelt (Joanne), Dr. Gloria Bullman (David Cohen) are her surviving siblings. She was adored by her niece Joyce Almeida (Don), nephew Douglas Bullman (Angie) and their children Josh, Cassi and Zach Almeida, Emma and Bryce Bullman. Her cousin Joyce Ann Knowles (John) was a sister to her. Hazel is predeceased by both parents, Judson J. Harris and Esther Harris Greene; and siblings Sandra Harris Curd and Judson J. Harris III. Celebration of Life will be held at The Cottage at Lake Lilly, 701 Lake Lilly Drive, Maitland 32751, Friday, June 20th, 11:00. Donations can be made to Matthew’s Hope, 1460 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787, (407) 877-4673; or Hospice of The Comforter at


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