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Virginia Hamilton

February 28, 1929 — June 23, 2018

Virginia Louise (Griffin) Hamilton of Caldwell, Texas, went peaceably to the arms of her loving Savior on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the age of 89. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2018 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell with Bro. Timothy Titsworth officiating. A private burial will be held later in the day. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018 also at the funeral home.

She was born on February 28, 1929 in Spring Creek, Young County, Texas, to the late Dewey and Ozelle (St. Clair) Griffin. She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, James and Pauline Griffin of Houston; brother Kenneth Griffin of Houston; brother Jerald Griffin of Huntsville; plus, her oldest sister Frieda Robinson and her husband Alton of North Carolina.

She is survived by her most loving and devoted husband of 69 years, Horace Hamilton, who has dedicated the last couple of years faithfully taking constant care of her. Additional survivors include; daughters and sons-in-law Linda & Doug Moore of Caldwell, Brenda & Jim Terry of Milano; grandchildren, Melissa Arnold and husband Tom of Somerville, Nikki Green and husband Robert of Fayetteville, Bryan Moore and wife Christine of LaPorte; great grandchildren, Megan Rolison of Lewisville, Cody Rolison of Waco, Nicole Garner of Waco, Sarah, Matthew and William Green of Fayetteville, Gabriela and Emily Moore of LaPorte; great great grandchildren, Madilynn and Mckenna Garner of Waco; sister, Elsie Adams of Hockley, Texas, as well as precious cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of absolutely wonderful life-long friends.

Virginia was born on February 28, 1929, the year of the great stock market crash. Growing up during those lean Depression years, her father was a share cropper and later a carpenter on farms and in small towns throughout all of Texas. Her parents eventually settled in the Cloverleaf/North Shore area of east Houston at the outbreak of World War II. Years later, the family joined the local Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodge, where Virginia’s future husband Horace became a member. Horace had joined the Odd Fellows Order after he returned from the War, graduated from college, and got a job in Houston. That is where she and Horace met. He was the absolute love of her life, and they were married in 1949. Horace thought she was the most beautiful young woman, and they enjoyed 69 wonderful years together, making innumerable great memories. Her best friend growing up was her sweet cousin Margaret Crisp, who remained her best friend forever.

The LORD greatly blessed Virginia with a very long, happy, and fruitful life, full of wonderful friends and family. After she and Horace married, they stayed in east Houston, built their home, and were blessed with two lovely daughters, Linda and Brenda. She enjoyed her dedicated church life at the Church of God 7th Day, regular family gatherings, wonderful neighbors, fun shopping and garage sales. When Horace retired, he hand-built their retirement home in the country outside of Caldwell, where they enjoyed a great country life. She loved country and western music, and she and Horace would regularly go dancing with their friends. She also liked gardening, fishing, raising livestock, entertaining, and other fun activities.

Virginia was such a dear wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be remembered for her strong love of family and friends. With humility, gentleness and patience, she lived a life filled with God’s love for others. She treasured all of her grandbabies and spoiled them with fun trips to Walmart. She was charitable, and always eager to help others with food or other necessities. Virginia was famous for her perfect pot roasts, delicious mashed potatoes and gravy, and ultimate rum cake. Every time there was a gathering, she cheerfully prepared large amounts of scrumptious food that everyone delighted in.

She genuinely loved her Precious Lord Jesus and church activities. She liked arts and crafts, especially doing fun things with her grandbabies, cooking, sewing, quilting, and visiting. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and was known affectionately as dear, sweet, “Ginger”. Yes, everybody loved Ginger! She will certainly be greatly missed.

Her family would like to deeply thank all of her home healthcare givers, including the caring staff of doctors, nurses and staff of Standards of Care Home Health and Hospice. Also, a very special heartfelt thanks to her angelic caregivers, Josephine Cherico and Lillian Gaudin. Thank you all for your generous compassion, gentle care, and sharing God’s love.

After the funeral service, Virginia will be driven to her interment at Cook-Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville. A short private graveside service with her immediate family will be held there, where she will be laid to rest next to beloved family members.

The family requests memorial donations be made in Virginia’s memory to a favorite charity of your choice.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

530 HWY 36 SOUTH
CALDWELL, Texas 77836

Funeral Service

Friday, June 29, 2018
10:00 AM

530 HWY 36 SOUTH
CALDWELL, Texas 77836

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