Visitation was held Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at West Drew Baptist Church with graveside services to follow at 2 p.m. in Delta Heights Memorial Gardens, Cleveland. Rev. Ricky Milan will officiate the service.
Martha was born on December 25, 1944, to Robert and Vestal Louise (Hearld) Milan in the Long Shot Community. She married Raymond Lee Hamilton on January 2, 1963, in Lake Village, Ark. 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.
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 1950s with Bro. Ed Hall.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, one 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 51years, Raymond Lee Hamilton of Cleveland; daughter, LaWanna Gail (James) Bowen of Boyle; sons, George Gregory Hamilton of Cleveland, Frankie Ray (April) Hamilton of Cleveland and Stacey Lynn (Kristina) Hamilton of Farmersville, Texas; sister, Syble Milan Greer of Cleveland; brothers, Bobby Harold Milan of Cleveland, Doyle Milan of Cleveland and Ricky Milan of Cleveland; 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.
Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net