Mary Jane Hamilton

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Mary Jane Hamilton of Acworth Ga passed away August 22, 2019 at home surrounded by family.

Mary Jane was born June 10, 1924 in Atlanta, Ga, the daughter of the late Ewell Grady and Clara Jane Pope. She graduated from Douglasville High in 1941, attended Business College in Atlanta and married John R Hamilton in 1946. In 1964 they moved from Athens GA to Morgantown WV. In 2015 she moved to Acworth Ga where she would spend the remainder of her years.

After retiring from WVU School of Pharmacy, Mary Jane volunteered in many organizations in the community of Morgantown, WV where she lived for 51 years.  In addition to her volunteer work, she and her husband enjoyed going to football and basketball games, and plays and concerts, taking senior courses offered by OLLI and traveling both in the USA and abroad. Her real passion was for her family and she cherished the relationship she had with her husband, children and their spouses and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, John R Hamilton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ewell Pope JR. She is survived her loving family which includes a son, David Starke Hamilton and wife Laurie of Mechanicsburg PA; a daughter, Celia Reed and husband Michael of Atlanta, her four grandchildren Karen (Nat) Smith of Newport PA, Brian (Alli) Hamilton of Malvern PA, Joshua (Andrea) Reed of Atlanta, Jessica (Sam)Vautier of Jersey, UK, and two step grandchildren, Kimberly(Kevin)Mahoney and Michael (Jennifer) James of Mechanicsburg, PA. She also has 10 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Acworth Ga and private interment at West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV.

3 Comments To "Mary Jane Hamilton"

Georgette Healy On Jan 09 2020 at 4pm
Dear Family, I just learned of Mary Jane's passing today. I so admired her that I wanted to leave condolences, though belated. We were friends and played bridge together in Morgantown. Such a lovely person, and I'm a better person having known her. Best regards, Georgette Healy Reply to this comment
Marie Abate On Aug 28 2019 at 6pm
I really enjoyed working with Mrs. Hamilton in the School of Pharmacy; she knew her job, did it well, was tough when needed, but had a sense of humor.... you never spoke to her or referred to her as anything other than "Mrs. Hamilton" out of respect. Very sorry to learn of her passing. She lived a long life and had much to be proud of. Rest in peace, Mrs. Hamilton! Reply to this comment
Judith Hall On Aug 27 2019 at 12pm
A life well spent.A real steel magnolia. Reply to this comment
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