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Amelia Walton Hamilton

SoVaNow.com / November 16, 2020

Amelia Walton Hamilton of South Boston died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in her home at the age of 87.

Mrs. Hamilton was born in Halifax County on March 23, 1933 (celebrated on March 27) to the late Howard and Catherine Walton. She was married to the late Levi Byron Hamilton Sr. She was a faithful member of Ebenezer Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and longtime volunteer for Halifax Regional Hospital (Sentara) and the South Boston Electoral Board. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxillary Unit 99 for 34 years.

Mrs. Hamilton is survived by five children, Katrina H. Graves (Adolphus), Levi B. Hamilton Jr., Kathy H. Stamper (Lucian), Martha H. Henry (Anthony), and Frankie H. Towner (Alonzo); seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is also survived by one sister, Lucy W. Wade; one brother, Levi Walton (Gladys); five sisters-in-law, Emily H. Driggins, Anne H. Nelson, Vivian H. Clark, Jean R. Hamilton, and Sandra Walton; and one special son, James F. Chism.

She is preceded in death by one son, Howard D. Hamilton; one daughter, Shelby G. Hamilton; four brothers, James Walton, Roscoe Walton, Norman Walton, and Wayne Paniel; and two sisters, Rosa W. Barber and Flora W. Gibson.

Public viewing for family and friends will be held Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston, according to CDC guidelines. Funeral services and interment will be private.

A celebration of life through a memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family home or Jeffress Funeral Home.

For the safety of the family as well as the South Boston community, the family requests there be no visitors to the home but thanks everyone for prayers and kind words during their time of bereavement.

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