January 18, 2017 – November 1, 2018
On January 18, 2017, a beautiful child entered this world and given the name Hazana. Her father, Tabodrick Anderson, took one look at his daughter, and he was in love. One heart giving to another with a love that transcends space and time, a forever kind of love.
The life of a newborn child brings a feeling of heavenly peace and completeness. We forget what life was like before their arrival. We discover our world anew and want to see it through their eyes, experiencing the joy of growing together. Tabodrick wanted most to raise his daughter in the love and faith in which he was raised.
Growing up in Lubbock, Texas, for every Sunday he could recall, Tabodrick’s childhood pastor, Rev. L. D. Brooks, would preach to his sisters Aquella and Aerica, and their mother, Ronda Anderson. There in Community Baptist Church the Anderson children learned about God, faith, and faithfulness.
Early on, the family would travel here from Lubbock in the summers, so the children could see their Dad, who was working here and in Huntsville. By age 17, Tabodrick had moved in with his Dad in time for his junior year at A&M Consolidated High School. After high school, then, he followed in his Dad’s footsteps, working in construction.
Hazana was born January 18, 2017, the same day that in 1993, the holiday named for Dr. Martin Luther King, was observed in all 50 states of the United States for the first time—two special reasons to remember that day.
As Tabodrick considered a name for his beautiful daughter, he chose Hazana. When you say it, there’s just a special reminder of the word of praise we all say, especially on Palm Sunday and at Eastertime, “Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest; blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna.”
Another beautiful reminder is the anthem by Jeannette Threlfall, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna.” The first verse goes:
“Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple the joyful anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had held them close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.”
The praises of children are indeed the best. When you hold your little one, you are their hero and they are your heartbeat. That was their relationship here for close to two years. Hazana was such a happy little girl, her dad recalls; she especially loved playing outdoors. Whether it was running in the yard or just enjoying playing in the leaves, Hazana loved being outside among nature. Stuffed animals were other things she loved.
Imagine her joy at exploring the world around her. What adults can easily take for granted can be made magical when seen through the eyes of a child.
Similarly, our daily lives are filled with music. Each song we hear that’s special to us, “our songs,” mean something to us. These songs complete our peace, resound with joy, and fill our hearts…with hope. As melodies resonate within us, their lyrics often represent what we’re feeling at that very moment.
The life of a child is like that of a beautiful song. In our lifetimes we add the lyrics to the melody and complete our song before we return to Heaven. For Hazana, who Tabodrick lost too soon, her lifetime produced a beautiful, yet unfinished, song. It’s true that when we enter this world, we don’t know how long it will be before God’s children return to God the father.
But as Jesus said in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” In John 12:36, it says, “Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” And in Galatians 3:26, “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”
We are sure Hazana is with her Heavenly father, and she can run and play anywhere she wants. The Brazos Valley shares, with Tabodrick and his family, the grief that comes from losing a child far too soon.
The gospel of Matthew (5:4) reminds us: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The outpouring of love and tenderness by Hazana’s home community reassures her family is surrounded with love and support. The family includes her father, Tabodrick Anderson, his mother, Ronda Anderson, his father, T. C. Curtis, Tabodrick’s sister, Aquella Johnson and her son, JayV Johnson; Tabodrick’s sister, Aerica Williams-Parson, her sons, Sya and Nehemiah, and her daughter, Aquayjia.
With Hazana’s passing, we join hands and hearts with the Andersons as we rely on Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We are instructed to show strength and trust in the Lord to lead us in the coming days. In Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
A time for the public to visit with the family is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 5 – 7 pm at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S. College Avenue in Bryan.
To those wishing to make a financial contribution in Hazana’s memory, your contribution (by check) can be sent to Scotty’s House, 2424 Kent Street, Bryan, TX 77802 (with notation “In memory of Hazana Anderson”).
Mr. Anderson asks also for gifts of new toys for Scotty’s House, which are currently being collected in the lobby of Callaway-Jones Funeral & Cremation Center in Bryan.
Also, because of extreme local weather conditions, the Anderson family would welcome your donations of coats, sweaters and any clothing for children of all ages (new or used), as well as gently used toys to the lobby of Callaway-Jones. All items can be brought in as early as Monday, November 26.
These items will then be distributed for Christmas by Project Unity to their clients who need them so very greatly—those whose names are not on any other local “angel lists” from other local agencies.
Toys and clothing will be collected at Callaway-Jones continuously through December 19, 2018.
November 1, 2018, was the day Hazana’s Earthly life concluded but began anew in Heaven. Her song is meant to be finished by those who knew and loved her and by all who wish to offer comfort to the Anderson family.
Sharing your memories of Hazana here, on the online guest book at CallawayJones.com, as well as your presence during the visitation time, will bring her family great comfort.
With sincere condolences to you and your family, my heart weeps for Hazana and her loving family. I ask the lord to give you some peace and comfort for your loss. I know it will not be an easy road ahead but rest assure God will make a way. I will be definitely be taking toys and warm clothes in her memory. RIP HAZANA!
Sincerely, Angela Sanchez
Your daughter is beautiful and she is your angel
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, stay strong, have faith, and remain positive, God Bless Y’all and my she rest easily
My condolences to you and your family during this time.
Still lifting her father and the rest of the family up in prayer, sorry for your lost praying for your strength, peace,and understanding in Jesus name Amen……
Prayers and Condolences for the family of Sweet Little Hazana
With such a heavy heart I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of such a beautiful angel… may God be with you all
I am so sorry this happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May our Lord Jesus Christ cradle little Hazana…prayers of peace and grace to All of the family. God bless each of you
My heart goes out to the family they were my family and may God give them peace in his name Amen
This story broke my heart. So sorry for your loss and prayers for the family of sweet Hazana.
Prayers for the family. Fly high sweet angel! I will never forget that sweet smile.
To the Anderson family I am so sorry this happened to you all. You are in our prayers.
My heart breaks for u all, your daughter was a beautiful angel. I can’t imagine how u feel but I hope it helps to know her pain has ended & she’s in gods loving arms. I’ll continue to pray for u all.
Sorry about your loss and prayers for the family
So sorry for your loss. May your hearts find comfort and peace.
My heart felt crushed when I read about the loss of this sweet baby girl. I myself have a 2yr old little girl so I was deeply affected. God blesses up with his greatest gifts children. When I closed my eyes I can see this beautiful baby girl laughing and playing in the kingdom of heaven. May God continue to bring some type of comfort and peace to your family. What you are doing is powerful and amazing seeking to help others while going through such a traumatic time. I am truly praying for you all MAY GOD BE YOUR STRENGTH
RIP Baby Girl In God’s Care, God Give Strength To The Family Like Only You Caan My Deepest Condolences To The Family. With Love.
Condolences for your loss may God wrap his arms around you and your family during this time of grief.
My heartfelt condolences tou you and your family, Mr. Anderson. May God give you continued strength in the days ahead.
May Hazana rest in peace she was a sweet little girl I can’t imagine losing my child I know its going to get hard sometimes but u just keep holding on and remember God loves you no matter what life situations you go through I’m sending my condolences to you and the famiy may God bless you and keep u
Sorry for your loss
May God not only give you Peace but Strength as well. Sending our love and condolences from the Lion of Judah Ministries & Outreach.
In God’s hand lil sweet Angel❤
My deepest condolences to you i am so. Deeply sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family .
Sorry for your loss may God continues to give you and your family the strength you all need during this time she will forever be in my thought and prayers stay bless and look to the hills from which cometh your help because all your help comes from the Lord.
Our prayers are with you all. Know that your beautiful daughter is in heaven with our father and playing with others in the kingdom of the Lord. Our prayers and condolences to you and your family. Rip beautiful baby girl
RIH LITTLE ANGEL!! SING AND PLAY WITH THE OTHER CHILDREN THAT ARE THERE!! U WILL BE MISSED. YOU ARE LOVED BY MANY… LOOK AFTER YOUR DADDY…. YOU’RE HIS GUARDIAN ANGEL NOW!!! ❤❤
Our condolences to you in devastating time our prayer are with you and your rest of the family Rip Lil angel.
My deepest Condolence to the Family of a Beautiful child. I know that Hazanas’ Soul is resting with the Lord, because she has no faults. May God continue to Strength the Family as they go through Bereavement of a Very beautiful Child. Weeping may Endure for a Night, but Joy will Definitely Come in the Morning. Be strong in the Lord, He is always here with and for us!!!! I am Sincerely Praying for the Family!!!!
My heart hurts for your loss. I pray that you and your family find comfort in your time of sorrow. RIP HAZANA
I cannot express my grief enough for your baby girl, you, and your family. You have been consistently in my prayers. You will remain there. I didn’t know your baby. As a mother and grandmother, I will remain vigilant in watching for those who are smaller and sweeter than me. In honor of your precious girl, if I see a child in danger, I will not hang my head in disbelief or shame. I will make sure to call those who can protect them. I will offer help. I wish I could have done this for your baby.
Im truly sorry to hear of your loss Mr. Anderson and his family y’all are in my prayers always. I can’t imagine what y’all are going thru but I know this; Hazana knows her daddy and family never stopped looking for her. As much as she’s in God’s hands she will remain in your hearts forever until one day y’all meet again. Mr. Anderson keep strong and know you have support from a lot of community’s and counties and states. Were all here for you, your family and precious baby girl Hazana Anderson. R.I.P. Beautiful baby Hazana Anderson.
We send our heartfelt condolences and Prayer’s
to you and your family God
has added another beautiful
flower to his heavenly garden
stay encourged family he will
give you strength. Now she is
free and God’s beautiful angel
May the Lord strengthen the at this time.
My condolences are to the family, may you find strength, faith and your little angel will always be with you in spirit.
May God wrap His arms around you and your family and give you peace
may god bless you and keep you and your family always and continue to strengthen and comfort you always in your time of need
Wanted to say our heart goes out the family. We will be praying for the family. Stay in the word that is where you will find peace an whatever you need .
Thinking of you and your family. Praying for you to have hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. May peace be brought your way.
To the Anderson family of precious Hazana. Mr. Anderson, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Children are such a blessing and my heart goes out to you and what you’re going through. May God guide you and surround you with peace and happy loving memories of a beautiful little Angel, your precious Hazana.
My soul cries out for the precious, innocent baby Hazana your family has lost. She is an angel looking down from Heaven, and I pray God’s peace upon your family at this time.
RIP sweet angel ..
RIP sweet angel