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Celeste Costello Hazel

September 13, 1951 — September 3, 2023

Celeste Costello Hazel, a loving and selfless woman, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2023, in Greenville, SC, just shy of her 72nd birthday. Born on September 13, 1951, in St. Petersburg, FL, Celeste was known for her kindness and dedication to her family and community.

Celeste was the beloved mother of Tony Costello and his wife, Melissa, and the cherished grandmother of Nicholas and Olivia Costello. She was the dear sister of Carol Otto and the late Dolores Arrowood. Celeste was the daughter of the late Frances Costello and the widow of the late Everett Hazel. She also leaves behind her stepchildren, Theresa Peeples and her husband Will, Ed Hazel and his wife Rachel Hopkins, and the late Donna McNeff. Celeste was the adored step-grandmother of Liam Peeples, Elijah Marcano, Olivia Hazel, Dezeray Hunt, Tessa Blackburn, and JR McNeff. She also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews.

Celeste retired after more than 27 years of dedicated service as a clerk at the Register of Deeds. Her work ethic and commitment to her role were admired by her colleagues and the community she served. Her dedication and hard work were a testament to her character, and she left a lasting impact on all who had the privilege of working with her.

Celeste had a deep love for her Native American heritage and enjoyed attending Pow-Wows. She found joy in the celebration of her culture and the unity it brought to her community. She also loved driving along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, taking in the beauty of the landscape. Celeste had a special place in her heart for Lake Hartwell, where she enjoyed evening pontoon boat rides, basking in the tranquility of the water and the beauty of the setting sun.

Above all, Celeste was a family woman. She cherished every moment spent with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren, Nicholas and Olivia. Her face would light up at the sight of a baby or young child, and she could never resist the opportunity to hold or play with them. Her love for her family was boundless, and she made sure that each member felt cherished and loved.

Celeste was a woman of kindness and selflessness. Her warm heart and caring nature touched the lives of many. She was a beacon of love and light to her family and friends, always putting others before herself. Her memory will forever be a reminder of the power of love, kindness, and selflessness.

Celeste lived out the last two years of her life at The Legacy at Southpointe assisted living where she enjoyed a fantastic social life. She was endeared by all who knew her. As her Alzheimer’s battle progressed her friends stepped up and cared for her beautifully - she had a friend for walks, a friend for talks, a friend for meals, a friend to help her find her purse most often! The family is grateful for all the love and care she received. The family would also like to thank the entire team at Via Health Partners for the beautiful hospice care she received these last few weeks.

Celeste Costello Hazel will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched with her kindness and love. Her legacy will continue to inspire and guide those she left behind. May her soul rest in peace.

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