June 9, 1924 – January 10, 2020
The Life and Legacy of a Faithful Servant
"To everything there is a season; a time for every purpose under heaven!"
"A time to be born." Ecclesiastes 3:2 Mrs. Pauline Ervin Hamilton was born on Monday, June 9, 1924. She was born to the late Paul Ervin and Gertrude Harper Ervin in Alto, Texas, Cherokee County.
"When I was a child," - 1 Corinthians 13:11 Pauline grew in wisdom and stature. Her parents taught her and instilled in her to love God and seek him to be the head of her life. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1942 where she participated in the high school band and majorette drill team.
"Whosoever believeth" - John 3:16 Pauline accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Williams Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Alto, Texas. Following the Christian beliefs that were instilled in her by her parents; Pauline moved to Dallas between 1952 and 1953 and united with Warren Chapel A.M.E. Church united with Warren Chapel A.M.E. Church under the leadership of the late Rev. L.E. Reid where she served faithfully to the end.
"They shall become on flesh" - Genesis 2:24 - Pauline met and married the love of her life - Mr. J.B.. Hamilton on January 30, 1943. For more than 51-years a love blossomed, a faith in God was nurtured and they raised a family. They prayed together and worshipped the Lord, together declaring, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:15" To this union six children were born: Eldrige Harold, Gloria, Donald, Jerry, Pauletta and James.
"Whatever you do, do it with all your heart." - Colossians 3:23 Pauline Hamilton was a faithful, and a wise woman of God. She had a desire and passion to "serve the Lord." She served faithfully on the local, conference and episcopal district level of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. At Warren Chapel she was a member of Willing Workers Auxiliary served as the devotional leader; hospitality committee, class leader, member of the Women's Missionary Society served as Secretary and local President. One Sunday, the late Rev. L.E. Reid, heard her praying in church and called her to his office. He asked her to become a Stewardess, she faithfully accepted his request , the request was brought before the Steward Board and Quarterly Conference and that was the beginning of her 65-years journey as a Stewardess. To God be the glory! As a Stewardess, on the conference level, she served as President for eight years - when there were three conferences - South Dallas, Greater Fort Worth and Dallas District. During this time she implemented "ride share" for the Stewardess to ensure they were able to attend all conference and district meetings. On the 10th District level Sis. Hamilton served under five district Presidents -the late Sis. Ruby Turner, Sis Betty Woolridge, Sis. Frances Taylor, Sis Helen Reed and current Sis. Jacquelyn Osby. She served as 2nd Vice President of eight years.
Monumental Recognition: In her 60-years of service, Mrs. Hamilton prepared communion bread for nine churches on a monthly basis from her kitchen. She taught other Stewardess the recipe and preparation of the communion bread. She continued to prepare bread for her local church until her health began to fail.
Community Outreach: If anyone was sick in the community or local church, she would check on them faithfully to see if they needed help or food. When the street needed paving, she went door-to-door to secure the monthly fee/donation of $6.50 per household. With six children, she attend PTA on a regular basis to ensure they were involved in the learning process. Both parents ensured hat family prayer time was on Friday evenings; as a result families in the neighborhood started a monthly prayer/fellowship group.
"A time to die." Ecclesiastes 3:2 " One glad morning, when this life is over, I'll fly away!' Mrs. Pauline Hamilton's earthly journey ended when Jesus Christ called her home on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12:10 p.m. Preceded her in death were her parents, her son, her daughter and two grandchildren.
"Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." - Proverbs 31:31 Mrs. Pauline Hamilton leaves a legacy of wisdom, kindness and love for her family to cherish. To cherish her love and guidance and her children - Eldrige Harold Hamilton, Rev. Gloria H. Johnson, Jerry Russell Hamilton and James Bernard Hamilton. One brother- George Ervin. To remember her loving and kind spirit are seven grandchildren: Andrea, Gilbert, Kimberly, Renita Gail, Rev. Jeremy Rich, James and Christopher; ten great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. To cherish fond memories are a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, neighbors, church members, God-son- Cameron McGriff and God-daughters- Shantell Booker and Anna Booker.
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Laurel Land Funeral Home
6300 South R.L.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Laurel Land Funeral Home
6300 South R.L.
- Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
January 18, 2020
We are certainly going to miss her presence at the Hamilton/Morgan family Reunion. Her loving, quite, meek spirit. She will not be forgotten.
January 17, 2020
In memory of Mrs. Pauline Hamilton,
A true Matriarch of all the original Amos Street Mothers who were instrumental in raising all of us. To Gloria, Jerry and the entire family , my deepest condolences . From our Family to Yours I extend to you our prayers and blessings . She is in a better place and will meet again All the other Matriarchs of Amos Street.....May God Blee her.....
Walter Richardson and Family
January 14, 2020
Mother Hamilton was a strong pillar and a praying woman of God.
Her strong relationship with God allowed her to love people.
She echoed constantly for us to stay close to God and to depend on Him.
"Absent from her earthly body and present with her, "LORD."
Sister Pauline Hamilton, you are truly missed!
Love, Sister Sheila Crawford