Queen E. Hamilton
Reverend Queen Ester Hamilton was born in Columbus, Mississippi on August 20, 1924 to the late Robert Jones Sr. and Magnolia Witherspoon.
Having a strong faith in God, she accepted Christ when she was eleven years old. Reverend Hamilton attended school in Columbus, Mississippi, where she graduated with the honor of Salutatorian.
In 1952, she and her late husband Ira Hamilton and their children moved to Battle Creek, Michigan. Reverend Hamilton started work at the V.A. Medical Center in 1954, where she worked for 23-1/2 years in the Dietetic Department. Reverend Hamilton attended higher education enrichment classes before and after retiring, receiving various awards and certificates.
Reverend Hamilton was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She sang in the choir, was a member of the Missionary Society, helped in fundraising and organized bus trips. On Sunday, January 26, 1997 the ordination of Reverend Hamilton was held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
She enjoyed studying her Bible, writing, traveling, visiting family and friends, planting flowers and always helping others when called upon. She also enjoyed being a beautician, which was taught to her by a family friend at the age of 9.
Reverend Hamilton at the age of 96 departed this life January 6, 2021 in Bellevue, Nebraska where she resided with her daughter.
Reverend Hamilton leaves to cherish her memory, sons: John Ira Hamilton, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Matthew (Tina) Hamilton of El Paso Texas, David(Sandi)Hamilton of Lawnside, New Jersey; daughters, Alvora (Major) Berry of Bellevue, Nebraska, Verlie(Theodus) Richardson of Lansing Michigan, Charlene Haykal of Buffalo, New York; Darlene Lisby of Fairborn, Ohio, Patricia(Kevin) Ford of Kalamazoo, Michigan; sisters, Veola Cannon of Battle Creek, Michigan and Olive L. Taylor of Houston Texas, a host of grand, great grand and great, great grand-children; nieces, nephews and friends who loved and will miss her.
Preceding her in death is her: husband, Ira Hamilton; daughter, Evelyn Rebecca Carter; brothers, Robert Jones, Zack Beckwith Jr., Willie B. Beckwith, and Billie L. Beckwith.
The funeral service will be held at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 636 W. Van Buren Street, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 12:00 pm.; with the family receiving friends an hour prior to the service.
The funeral service will be live streamed at http://www.macedoniabattlecreek.org.
Interment will take place in the Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Baxter Funeral & Cremation. www.baxterfuneral.com