CLEVELAND - Martha Ann Milan Hamilton , age 69, of Cleveland , MS , passed away on Saturday June 07, 2014 at her home.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 10th from 12:00 Noon to 1:45 PM at West Drew Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 2:00 PM at West Drew Baptist Church. Private graveside service will follow in the Delta Heights Memorial Gardens. Rev. Ricky Milan will officiate the service.
Martha was born on December 25, 1944 to Robert and Vestal (Hearld) Milan in the Long Shot Community. She married Raymond Lee Hamilton on January 02, 1963 in Lake Village , AR. Martha was a homemaker and a waitress who had worked for Simmons Drug Store, Michael's Cafe, Big Star, and Development Learning Center in Texas and was a baby sitter most of her later years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus in Skene, MS. Martha loved to work in her flower garden and loved the outdoors. She loved to sing and hear her kids sing. She was on the radio in the 1950's with Bro. Ed Hall.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Darrell DeWayne Hamilton; her Great Granddaughter Alexis Brook Lynn Hamilton; her Great Grandson Matthew DeWayne Hamilton, Jr and her sister Clara Ruth Perry.
Martha is survived by husband of 51 years, Raymond Lee Hamilton of Cleveland, MS; Daughter, LaWanna Gail (James) Bowen of Boyle, MS; Son, George Gregory Hamilton of Cleveland, MS; Son, Frankie Ray (April) Hamilton of Cleveland, MS; Son, Stacey Lynn (Kristina) Hamilton of Farmersville, TX; Sister, Syble Milan Greer of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Bobby Harold Milan of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Doyle Milan of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Ricky Milan of Cleveland, MS. She also leaves 16 Grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are her grandsons; Michael, Kevin, Dustin, and Brent Hamilton, Tyler Mortensen, John Thomas Bowen and Hunter Carpenter. Honorary pallbearers are her children.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis , TN 38501
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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