Hazel Peacock Tolerton, 97, of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, surrounded by family.
She was born in Wenona, Washington County, North Carolina, daughter of the late Sylvester H. Peacock and Dora M. Neal. Hazel was raised in Portsmouth and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. After high school, she worked for Chesapeake and Potomac (C&P) Telephone Company until she met her future husband on a blind date. Hazel then devoted her life to her husband and family.
She survived U.S. Navy Capt. Raymond C. Tolerton Jr., 1943. She outlived her first born son, Raymond C. Tolerton III, and is survived by her son, Rodney L. Tolerton, and his wife, Becky, and daughter, Lisa T. Zobel. She is also survived by many grandchildren, Bree T. King, and her husband, Paul, Russell L. Tolerton, and his wife, Aubrey, Leigh T. Lovejoy, and her husband, Tyler, W. Justin Zobel, Kerrie T. Klepfer, and her husband, Scott, Jonathan K. Tolerton, E. Winn Tolerton and Shelley Rae Smoot, and her husband, James; and five great-grandchildren.
Hazel loved playing golf and was a member of Sewells Point Country Club. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 19, at the Bayside Chapel of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, 1457 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or organization of choice.
Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.