Hazel Marie Gee, 86, of Portsmouth, passed away at River Run Health Care in Franklin Furnace on Saturday, September 25, 2021. She was born in Portsmouth March 5, 1935, a daughter of the late Riley Gay and Effie Mae Sissel Tackett.
Hazel was especially proud to have served as a Special Deputy for the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department for more than 20 years. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker.
Surviving her are five sons, Phillip T. (Megan) Bender of Minford, John W. Bender of Franklin Furnace, Mark K. (Trina) Bender of Sciotoville, Rick Bender of Portsmouth and Bobby Gee of Portsmouth; one daughter, Kimberly S. Bender of Portsmouth; one brother, Walter Tackett of Portsmouth; one sister, Charlotte Tackett of Portsmouth; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Hazel was also preceded in death by her son, Gregory D. Bender; two brothers, Jimmy and Carl Tackett; and three sisters, Lilly Coleman, Catherine Sowards and Rosalie Cade.
Memorial services will be held at 6 P.M. Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Bobby Cooper officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 6 P.M. Friday.
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