Anne Alexander Barnett Merrill Hazel, 82, of Broad Run, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2021, surrounded by her family at home.
She was born October 31, 1939, in Jacksonville, Florida, to William Randle and Frances Boykin Barnett.
She was a graduate of The Bartram School, now part of The Bolles School in Jacksonville, and The University of North Carolina at Chapei Hill, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. After graduation she moved to New York City and worked in advertising. As a banker’s daughter, it was no surprise that she married banker Randolph Searing Merrill Jr. in 1967.
Randy and Anne had several banking assignments in Florida and ultimately settled in Boca Raton until Randy’s death. While in Boca Raton, Anne was Executive Director of the Boca Raton Historical Society, Public Relations Director of the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency, on the Advisory Committee of the Concert Hall at Mizner Park and Director of Development for the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach.
In 1997, Anne married John Tilghman Hazel Jr. and relocated to Broad Run. Her family immediately expanded, and she was welcomed with open arms. During this time, she served as president of the Piedmont Garden Club, on the boards of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Florida House in Washington, D.C., and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Schools, as well as on the Advisory Board of Gunston Hall. She was a member of the Junior League, Garden Club of America and the Colonial Dames of America in both Florida and Virginia.
Throughout her life, Anne was a woman of strong moral character. She exhibited a selfless love and loyalty to her many friendships and was well loved in return. Her family was her pride and joy! She was a lifelong Episcopalian, having found a home at St. Andrew’s Parish in Boca Raton, The Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers, N.C., and Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains.
Survivors include her husband, Til; her son, Randolph Searing Merrill III (Ashley), and their daughters: Caroline Camp, Anne Alexander and Lane Barnett Merrill; her son, William Randle Barnett Merrill (Raquel); her brother, William Barnett (Sally); her sister, Marian Barnett Poitevent (Rip), and her Hazel family, LeighAnn Hazel-Groux (Rick) and their daughters: Rosemary and Margaret; John Tilghman Hazel III (Michele) and their daughters: Virginia Hazel Potter (Kevin) and Alexandra Hazel Remuzzi (James); James Hazel (Sarah) and their children: James (Katelyn) and Emily; Richard Hazel (Cheryl) and their children Caroline, William (Jenna), Lucy, Mary Rose Hazel Houston (Tyler), John, and Cathryn, as well as five wonderful great-grandchildren: Alden Potter, Carter Hazel, Adeline Remuzzi, Isabella Remuzzi and Lillian Hazel.
The Memorial Service for Anne Alexander Barnett Merrill Hazel scheduled for January 15, 2022 has been postponed due to the pandemic. A new date for the memorial service and interment will be established at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, Virginia or the charity of your choosing.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com