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WillieMae Hamilton

FORT WORTH — WillieMae (Degge) Hamilton, 95, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
Graveside service: Private
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
WillieMae was born September 10, 1920, in Fort Worth, to the late William B. and Edna Mae Degge.
WillieMae attended school and lived in Fort Worth for most of her life. WillieMae’s home town roots run deep. Her family was among the first one hundred pioneer families to settle in Fort Worth. The Burke Family Cemetery on Bryant Irvin Road has received Historical designation.
WillieMae loved God. Her strong faith provided the foundation for her life and every choice she made. Her passion in life was to love and be loved by her family and circle of friends, old and new. WillieMae enjoyed sharing her creative talents through beautiful piano renditions and impressionistic oil paintings. As a young woman she worked as a fashion model and maintained her sense of style throughout her life, always enhanced by her own personal creativity. She lived with childlike enthusiasm and a powerful positive spirit that constantly inspired those around her. She was known as “that girl”, “my bride”, “Mother”, “the Queen”, “Nana”, “Jinx”, and “Auntie”.
The family would also like to say special thanks to Midlothian Healthcare Center and the caregivers who took care of her and loved her like family.
WillieMae is preceded in death by husband, Jack D. Hamilton; and son, Robert(Bobby) Hamilton.
Survivors: She is survived by son, William D. Hamilton and wife, Gayle; daughter, Gayle and husband, Judge Roy English; grandchildren, Wendy Hamilton Bray and husband, Gerald, Angela English, Robin English Goerlich and husband, Jim, Jason Hamilton and wife, Amanda, Kara Hamilton, Errin Hamilton and Cody Hamilton; niece Betty Vaughn and husband, Bill; great-niece Amy Van Hecke and husband, Jeremiah; great-nephew, Andy Vaughn; and great-great nieces Aniela and Mattie Van Hecke. Her great-grandchildren are Zack Aldridge, Sophie Porter, Sebastian Canate, Mckenzie Hamilton, Mikayla Hamilton, and Jayden Hamilton. She is also survived by her “sister-friend”, Delle’ Denton of California.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Christy King Jones

    Douglas, Gayle, Betty and “Auntie”‘s family….Phil and I are so sorry to hear about Auntie’s passing. She was such a wonderful example of love and fun! What a pillar of support she always was for Betty, especially after loosing Bob and Loretta. And her hats! Gotta love a woman with that kind of flair and love of living! She will be missed by all who knew her. I’m sure Heaven is happy tonight!

    Our sincere condolences.
    Phil and Christy Jones

  2. Karen & Lynn Toomer

    From the short time I met her I knew she was an awesome person with a young and artistic heart and personality. That’s all I needed to know to fall in love with her personality. We can all use some of her in ourselves daily. She will never be forgotten! Her glow will live forever in her friends and family and each passerby she has touched with her wonderful life.

  3. Bryan, Tammy and Zoe

    What a wonderful free spirited women! Every time we had the pleasure to see her, she was always happy, smiling and positive! No telling what she’s up to now in heaven! Thoughts and prayers.

  4. Tara, Bart, Max and Sam Volpintesta

    Robin and family we are sad to hear this news. Our prayers are with you.

  5. My sincere condolence to WillieMae’s family. May your precious memories help to ease the pain of your loss.

  6. Rocky and Sharon Walton

    Gayle, I am sad to hear about your mother’s passing. She had a very nice long life. From what I know of her, I would say that you are the way you are, because of her, and that is very good. Even though she was 95, we are never ready to say goodbye to the ones we love. My mother is 84, so I will have to face this one day.
    May God be with you and others that loved her.
    Rocky and Sharon

  7. Judi & Carl Yarbrough

    We are saddened to hear of her passing. Moms are sooooo special and I know how hard it is to have her go on to her new life in Heaven. Just to think – She has visited with Jesus. Her Husband, family & friends are all there to greet her. She’s young and whole and kicking up her heels doing all the things that she loves to do. God’s Love & Blessings. With Love, Your Friends – Judi & Carl

  8. Gayle and Family…She was a very special lady…an inspiration for all of us. But I’m sure she is glad to see your dad and Bobby again. Love you.

  9. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful grandmother, Robin. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Eric, Joanna, & Elijah

  10. Douglas and Gayle
    My memories traveled back in time nearly sixty years with images of WillieMae and Mom, arm in arm, and always laughing. They were there for each other through the good times and the bad times. And now they are together in the best of times. Ron

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