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Ellen Francis (Shrewsbury) HamiltonAugust 20, 1937 ~ June 23, 2017 (age 79)
Ellen Francis (Shrewsbury) Hamilton, 79, of Bradenton, Florida, went home to be with her Lord Friday, June 23, 2017. Ellen was born and raised in Coal City, West Virginia and is preceded in death by her parents, Watson and Maxine Shrewsbury. She was second to last of eleven siblings. She is survived by her sister Virginia Thomas (Doug) of Palmetto, Florida; her loving husband of 52 years, Ellis “Earl” Hamilton of Bradenton, Florida; her daughter Tammy Jo Bralley (Thomas) of Bradenton, Florida; her son Ellis Hamilton, II (Sandra) of Hillsboro, Oregon; a grandson Levi Spivey (Erin); and two great-grandchildren Emma and Lane Spivey of Parrish, Florida.
Ellen was a member of Samoset Baptist Church for over fifty years where she served on various committees. She was dedicated to her church and to the Lord and was a testimony to many. Ellen started out as a cashier for Kwik Check where she met her husband Earl. Ellen then became a teller at Westside National Bank until she pursued a career in Home Interior and Design until she retired. In her more than 30 year career with Home Interior and Design, she entered many homes and made them beautiful and was able to touch many women’s lives with her decorating talents. Upon retirement, Ellen and Earl built a home on their property in Hayesville, North Carolina. They had owned the property for years after having vacationed in the area quite often. Ellen was very involved in exercising and Zumba classes. Ellen served on the board of directors for several years at The Baptist Children’s Home in Lakeland, Florida. Ellen was an amazing cook and was famous for her Sour Cream Pound Cakes. She was a loving wife and devoted mother. She will be missed but will always be in our hearts. She leaves behind two of her best friends, Al Olson and Harold Gilleland. Her two cats Willow and Ruby were her pride and joy.
There will be a memorial service on July 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Samoset First Baptist Church, 3200 15th Street East, Bradenton, Florida. Lunch will be provided after the service. In lieu of flowers, we are asking those who feel willing to please make donations to Samoset First Baptist Church or the Humane Society of Manatee County.
Samoset First Baptist Church
3200 15th Street East, Bradenton FL 34205
Humane Society of Manatee County
2515 14th Street West, Bradenton FL 34205