Hazel Evangeline Wilson Flannigan, 75, of Annapolis, died of heart failure, March 12, at the Heritage Harbour Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on April 19, 1938 to the late Myrtle Chapman Wilson and John Wesley Wilson. Hazel was lovingly known to family and friends as “Curly.”
Curly was educated in the Anne Arundel County School system, attending Millswamp Elementary, Wiley H. Bates High School and later the Fleet Temple School. In her early years, she worked at Crownsville Hospital as a nursing assistant. Curly also worked at the U.S. Naval Academy (at Halligan Hall), Social Security in Woodlawn and the personnel control facility at Fort Meade. Later, she was employed as a clerk for the United States Postal Service, opening the full service window at Legion Avenue and retired after 30 years of service.
As a youth she attended Chews Memorial United Methodist Church in Harwood. She then moved to Annapolis and joined First Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the church’s Nurses Unit.
Curly was a devoted member of Pride of Annapolis Temple #76, Elizabeth A. Carter Council, American Legion Auxiliary-Cook Pinkney #141 and the Red Hat Society.
She enjoyed spending time with family, shopping, and playing Pokeno and card games with friends at the Senior Residences at Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Chauncey Flannigan; a daughter, Malinda K. Wilson; two brothers, John and Weldon Wilson; a sister, Connie Royster; and granddaughter Theresa Wilson.
She is survived by two daughters: Greta Wilson of Annapolis and Andrea Wilson of Baltimore; five sons: Rory Wilson of Washington, DC, Terence Wilson of Annapolis, Anja “Arnie” Wilson of Los Angeles, CA, Derek Wilson of Baltimore, and Corrie Flannigan of Annapolis; four sisters: Angela Monroe, of Baltimore, Eleanor Queen (Steve) of Severn, Alice L. Wilson and Deborah Wilson both of Annapolis; four brothers: George Allen Wilson of Tucson, AZ, Frank Wilson of Annapolis, Gerald Wilson of Glen Burnie, and Barry (Gloria) Wilson of Tucson, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.