Jeannette Hamilton was born on October 24, 1938 to the late John Percy (Perce) McDonald and Louise McDonald in Floydale, South Carolina. Jeannette lived in Floydale until the family moved to the Charlotte area and she met her future husband Ralph Hamilton. She lived around the Charlotte area most of her adult life, until she moved to her vacation home in North Myrtle Beach.
Jeannette is survived by her husband Ralph Hamilton, her sister Miriam Childress, her daughter Elaine Horner, her granddaughter Savannah Horner, her grandson Justin Blevins (Courtney) great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son Gregory Hamilton.
Jeannette loved to travel and was always planning vacations full of fun activities for her family. She particularly liked traveling places that had rich history and you would always see her eyes light up when she talked about it. Her love of history has been passed down through the generations with her children and grandchildren, alike, finding a love for it. Jeannette was an avid reader, she especially loved mystery novels. She always enjoyed cooking meals for her family, and left loads of recipes to remember her by.
Jeannette spent the last five years of her life living in North Myrtle beach, as she had always had an affinity for the coast. She and her family spent many holidays on the North Carolina beaches including the Outer Banks, North Myrtle Beach, and Ocean Isle. She would often be seen wearing beach-themed sweatshirts, and her house was full of seashells from walks she had taken along the coast.
Jeannette always had a fascination with people’s eyes, much like the saying the eyes are the window to the soul. She would decide whether or not she liked you based on your eyes, something her family always found to be one of her most interesting qualities.
Jeannette was one of the most giving souls you could meet. Her favorite volunteer activity was packing Christmas shoeboxes for children in need. She was always donating money to organizations such as Samaritans Purse, Wounded Warriors, the Special Olympics and more. In an attempt to keep her memory alive, the family is asking that instead of flowers you send a donation to Samaritan’s Purse in Jeannette’s name.
Services for Mrs. Hamilton will be private. Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse by visiting www.samaritanspurse.org.
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