Vivian Grey Morris Hamilton, born February 6, 1934, passed in her sleep, from grace to glory, on September 8, 2020, in Gastonia, NC, surrounded by her family. She graduated from Stanley High School and continued to enjoy class reunions up until COVID-19 prevented them from gathering. After high school, Vivian served in the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune where she met her husband. She was a long-standing member of First Baptist Church in Stanley. Vivian worked many years at EJ Smith & Sons in Charlotte, as well as working several years at Customer Service at Eastridge Mall. She was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her laughter, spunk, sense of humor, and beautiful brown eyes will be remembered by all that were lucky enough to be a part of her life. In her later years, she was an avid reader and loved reading from her chair at the kitchen where she could also enjoy her son’s stained glass and find pleasure in watching the squirrels and chipmunks around the birdfeeder. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, Judson and Ada Morris, brother and sister, Judson Jr. and Gloria, and infant son, Paul Matthew. She is survived by her sister, Sherry Butler (and husband Claude); four children (and spouses), Wes Jr. (Anne), Sandi, P.J. (Laura), and John David; seven grandchildren, Richard, Trey, T.J., Jennifer, Kaitlynd, Rebecca, and Sharolynn; and five great-grandchildren, Raven, Maddie, Braeden, Collin, and Nathan. Vivian loved her Lord and Savior and was a woman of strong Christian faith. A service to celebrate the life of Ms. Hamilton will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
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