of Clinton, AR
March 19, 1919 - May 17, 2022
Hazel Baker Burnett, 103, of Clinton went to be with her Lord and savior on May 17th, 2022. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 19, 1919 to the late John William and Hazel Estelle (Glidewell) Baker. Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Eugene and one son, Jim Burnett.She and her husband owned and operated the Burnett's Variety Store. Hazel was a teacher for over 30 years and mainly taught the 3rd grade. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. In her younger years she was active in 4-H and one of the things that Hazel loved to do was to read books.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jo Beth (Tom) Shaw; grandchildren, Derek (Kate) Shaw, Kati (Donnie) Scott; great-grandchildren, Coti Scott, Piper Scott, Kyran Shaw, Brexlan Shaw; and one nephew, Baker Coulter, many grand nieces, nephews, family and friends.Visitation services will be on Saturday May 21st from 1:00pm to 2:00p.m., with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Clinton Cemetery.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuenralhomes.com/clinton
So sorry about Hazel. I really loved her. I treasure our phone conversations we had. She really was the one who kept me close to my family in my heart. All I can say is I loved her very much. The world lost a light when she went to be with Eugene and Jimmy. God bless .
Jo Beth, your mother was a great teacher and a nice lady. I can just hear her laugh!
Jobeth and family, So sorry for your loss! Your mom was a very special to us. Growing up next door to you guys was a special blessing. You are in prayers and thoughts.
What a wonderful life! So many of us had Mrs. Burnett for our 3rd grade teacher. She was always caring and a very good teacher. Mr. Gene was so nice when we visited the 'dime store' as children and took the time to speak to each of us about our day. We loved this family. Our prayers and condolences go to Jo Beth and all the family.
Jo Beth and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a highly respected teacher and member of the community. She and Eugene were so supportive of kids in Clinton when I was growing up and encouraging to all. I remember thinking you all had such a happy family! Hang on to those memories. Love, Cindy, Kim, Jami, Libby
JoBeth and family, we are so saddened by the news of Hazel's passing. We loved her dearly, she was a friend we will miss forever. I am so grateful to have met her through Jim, and then to have been able to spend time with her over the years. She was a wonderful lady who definitely made life better for many people and left this earth a better place. I am now grateful for our memories. You and your beautiful family are in our hearts and prayers. Let's don't lose touch......hugs.
To Mrs Burnett’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Burnett was my 3rd grade teacher and she made learning fun. May God be with you all.
I am so sorry to hear that Mrs. Burnett has passed away. I met her many decades ago as a youngster when my late parents, Clifton & Mavis Chapman, used to take me with them to Clinton and to stop by the variety store and visit with her. She was always so cheerful, well informed, and eternally optimistic. Hers was a life well lived. It was a privilege to have known her.
Love you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jo Beth and family, Toney and I are sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Hazel and Eugene when they had the store! They were always joys to us with those smiles and kind actions! Miss Hazel had such a long and worthwhile Christian life of service! God’s peace will sustain all of you!
So sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Burnett. One of my favorite teachers growing up, and I still have EVERY Matchbox car purchased from Burnett’s Variety as a young kid! Prayers to all the family during this difficult time.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Jo Beth, We are so sorry to read about your mother passing. God blessed her with a very long and profitable life. No matter what age she is when she leaves this world, a Mother’s sweet love is hard to relinquish, but God has blessed us with the capacity to always remember the beautiful years that we have shared with our loved ones. May God place His arms around you and hold as close as she once did. Our prayer is that God’s never ending comfort be yours during this time and the days to come. Lawrence and Glenda Howard
My third grade inspiration!
Jo Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Prayers🙏 to you ❤and your Family. Karla
Ms. Hazel brought a lot of joy and blessings to my life, while I was employed at IRV. My prayers are that God comforts her family and all the others lives she touched in so many ways
Mrs. Burnett was my first teacher at Clinton Elementary when we moved here from Arizona when I was in the 3rd grade. I’ll always remember her sweet and caring demeanor. She always greeted us by name when we visited their shop. Heaven has surely gained an angel! Godspeed beautiful lady 🙏🏽💞🙏🏽
Jobeth sorry to hear about your mom prayers she had a long wonderful life
She was a great lady
Jo Beth. I’m so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all. Such sweet memories of her and your Dad. Love. Lavonne
Ms Hazel was a wonderful woman. Her and her husband Eugene are described in the Bible, " the salt of the earth." They were caring, friendly and busy people. Always busy working to make things better for their community and the people in it. These two people have a special place in my heart and now a special place in Heaven. Together Again