June Hamilton, 93, of West Orange, passed peacefully from her earthly life to begin her eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, March 29, 2010. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Joe Orr, pastor of First Baptist Church in Mt. Enterprise. Burial was at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Born in Lake Charles, La. on June 10, 1916, Mrs. Hamilton was the daughter of Mary and Reed Thomas Newton.She retired from J.C. Penney’s in Orange after 18 years of service and was a faithful member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in West Orange. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Mrs. Hamilton was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Morgan J. Hamilton; grandson, Clay Morgan Hamilton; great-grandson, Colin Stringer; son-in-law, Glenn Sanders; five brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Gail Hamilton of Mauriceville; daughters and son-in-law, June Ann and Merrill Stringer of Orange, Linda Sanders of Conroe; brother, Jimmy Newton of Hemphill; grandchildren, William Hamilton and his wife, Donna, Robert Hamilton, Sterlin Stringer, Dena Stringer, Jason Sanders, Blake Sanders and his wife, Gwendolyn, Alicia Permenter and Lori Hamilton. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Glenn “Buck” Hamilton, Lauren Stringer, James Hamilton, Mary Hamilton, Grayson Sanders; great-great-grandchildren, Chesleigh and Claylee Hamilton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.