Louise Hamilton, 96, of Bridge City passed away Monday, Sept. 17, at The Meadows in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Brad Morgan officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hamilton was born on March 1, 1916, in Glenmora, LA to I.C. Collins, Sr. and Della M. (Melder) Collins. She was a homemaker who worked at the Bridge City School Cafeteria for 10 years and was the last living charter member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Judson W. Hamilton; her parents; brother, I.C. Collins, Jr. and his wife, Joy; brother, William “Bill” Collins and grandson, Chad Hamilton.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, James Hamilton of Angleton, son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Vickie Hamilton of Bridge City; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jack James of Bridge City, and six grandchildren, Jeff Hamilton and wife, Kim, Jarrett Hamilton and wife, Kimbrie, Monica Moseley and husband, Terry, Kevin Hamilton and wife, Erin, Jason James and wife, Mandie and Jaclyn Phillips and husband, Skipper.

She is also survived by 13 great children; one great-great grandson; brother, Donald “Shorty” Collins and wife, Sue of Bridge City and sister-in-law, JoAnn Collins of Bridge City.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Hamilton, Jason James, Jeff Hamilton, Jarrett Hamilton, Terry Moseley and Skipper Phillips. Honorary pallbearers will be Cory Moseley and Dustin Hamilton.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Prayer Garden at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1155 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, TX 77611.