Hazel S. Love


Hazel Seals Love, age 75, passed away on May 13, 2013 in Pickerington, OH. She was born on August 9, 1937 in Kilmichael, Ms to Anthony and Lida Seals.
Hazel graduated Valedictorian from her high school. She graduated from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Education from Xavier University in Cincinnati. She met Troy at Jackson State and married him upon graduation. The couple moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1962. She served as an impassioned educator in the Columbus Public Schools system for over 30 years as a 5th and 6th grade classroom teacher, reading specialist, administrator and served as a Pupil Community Liaison for the district. She was well-respected and loved by the students she served and her co-workers. She was a finalist for national teacher of the year. Once retired, she dedicated her life to her grandchildren and their education by volunteering in their classrooms and activities until her health declined.
Troy and Hazel were happily married and inseparable for nearly 52 years. Hazel was a loyal member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She enjoyed travelling all over the U.S. by motor home with her camper club friends. She was a member of National African American RV Association (NAARVA) and Columbus Camper Club (CCC). While maintaining a humble spirit, Hazel embraced the finer things in life and made a conscious effort to expose her children to the same. She loved to read, travel, shop and spend time with her family. She championed a number of causes for children. She gave of her time and resources to anyone in need. She received a number of academic accolades and awards related to teaching and community service.
Hazel is survived by her devoted and beloved spouse, Troy, of Pickerington, OH where they have resided for the last seven years; her daughters, Gina Love-Walker, M.D. (Doug). of Pickerington, OH and Lolita Love of Cincinnati, OH; stepsons Troy Love, Jr. (Lillian) of Branson, MS, Michael Love (Joann) of Brandon, MS and Ellis Johnson (Annette) of Edwards, MS; her grandchildren: Austin Walker, Alexis Walker, Zachary Love and Grayson Love- Dykes. Her Godchildren: Ashandra McLymont of Gahanna, OH and Anthony Kittrell of Columbus, IN; and a host of nieces and nephews. Her devoted cousin and sister-in-law, Jessie Love and brother-in-law, Robert Love of Jackson, MS., and only living aunt, Mary Seals Campbell, of Kilmichael, MS.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Lida Seals, only sibling, Minola Price, brother- in- law, Clem Price and her niece, Jacqui Price Gandy.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dave & Daisy Clark

    Dear Troy & Family,
    Our sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one, Hazel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry we were unable to be there. We pray God will continue to bless and keep you in His care. Love you all.
    Your cousins, Dave and Daisy Clark, Highland, CA.

  2. Dear Dr. Love-Walker and family,

    I am truly saddened to read of your loss, She has earned the reward she has been given, for surely the Master Physician has healed her and will continue to give her the comfort and joy she so richly deserves. You , her family , are her memorials and none could be more significant. God has and will continue to bless you all as you blesss others such as me.



  3. Tamah "Tammy" Yisrael and Alfredia Dobbins- Hill

    Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your family a wonderful woman Mrs. Love was who not only inspired me, but many others.

  4. The Love Family

    I was so sorry to read of Hazel's death. She was truly a lovely lady both inside and out. I really enjoyed the years Hazel and I worked together in the mobile classroom at Notre Dame School. She always liked sitting around during our breaks and talking about our families. I could tell from our talks that her family was her pride and joy.
    You have my deepest sympathy.
    Thoughts and prayers,
    Julie Conley

  5. Kai Ransom- Lawson

    Dear Familly,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Lolita please contact me. May god be with you during this difficult time.

  6. Thinking of you, gone but not forgotten. Troy L. Love Jr. December 12. 2016

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