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Cromartie - Miller Funerals & Cremations

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OBITUARY

Mr. William Enoch Hamilton

October 18, 1929January 27, 2020
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William “Enoch” Hamilton passed on to his reward on January 27, 2020. Enoch was born on Oct. 18, 1929 to Kelly Wallace and Esther "Essie" Walters Hamilton in Camp Dix, Kentucky but lived much of his life in Baltimore, Maryland before spending his final years in Dunn and Falcon, North Carolina.

Enoch grew up in the mountains of Kentucky and never seemed to outgrow his sense of wonder. He was a middle child in a bustling family of thirteen. Enoch experienced rural life on a farm, but his father also owned and managed several general stores. One of them was located directly beside their home. Enoch was doted on by older siblings but still learned to do his part. When he was nine, he volunteered to go and live with his grandmother to help her with daily chores. In exchange, she taught him to cook and helped him develop the strong sense of faith and Christian service that would guide him for the rest of his life.

As a young man, Enoch followed his older brother, Jim, to Baltimore, Maryland. There, he began a long career with Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, Md. He married his wife, Virginia, in 1951. Together, they raised a large family and served diligently in the Baltimore Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a deacon and Sunday School teacher and she was a Missions director and a Sunday School teacher. On Saturdays, their family served as the church janitors. Upon his retirement, Enoch and Virginia moved to Falcon, North Carolina and spent an additional fifteen years working for Falcon Children’s Home before retiring a second time in 1998. While living in Falcon, the Hamiltons joined Culbreth Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mr. Hamilton again served as a deacon and a Missions director before joining the choir and volunteering to clean the church, for free, during his final years of good health.

Mr. Hamilton was a man of few words but of much prayer, deep faith and many good deeds. He was a joyful, tender and devoted man who earned respect through sincerity, humility and love.

Enoch was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Mae (Lee) Hamilton and is survived by his son, Ronald Dean Hamilton and daughter-in-law Deborah of Rains, South Carolina; daughter Betty Hamilton Lloyd and husband Ralph of Hampstead, Maryland; daughter Jane Marie Lloyd and husband Stephen of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania; daughter Debra Hamilton Meulstee and husband Jerry of Moreno Valley, California; daughter Josephine Weese Turpin and husband Clifton Jr. of Falcon, North Carolina; daughter Karen Hamilton Lucas and husband Nassie “Chip” III of Falcon, North Carolina; grandchildren Amy, Christine, Rachel, Stephen,Jr., Jessica, Jonathan, Amber, Heather, Jonathan, Joshua, Brittany, Clifton III, Noah, Haven, William (Liam); and great-grandchildren Isaac, Piper, Estelle, Ryan, Tyler, Tucker, Sawyer, Dominic, Leah, Aubrey, Greyson, Heidi and one on the way.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Culbreth Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church in Falcon, NC with Rev. Danny Nelson, Rev. Casey Strickland and Rev. Joseph Arthur officiating. Burial will follow in the Falcon Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday Evening, Jan. 29, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cromartie - Miller Funeral Home of Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations may be given to Falcon Children’s Home at P.O. Box 39, Falcon, NC 28342 or to the World Missions Department of the North Carolina Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church at P. O. Box 59, Falcon, NC 28342.

  • FAMILY

  • Kelly Wallace Hamilton, Father (deceased)
  • Essie Walters Hamilton, Mother (deceased)
  • Virginia Mae Lee Hamilton, Wife (deceased)
  • Ronald Dean Hamilton and wife Deborah, Son
  • Betty Hamilton Lloyd and husband Ralph, Daughter
  • Jane Marie Lloyd and husband Stephen, Daughter
  • Debra Hamilton Meulstee and husband Jerry, Daughter
  • Josephine Weese Turpin and husband Clifton, Jr., Daughter
  • Karen Hamilton Lucas and husband Nassie "Chip", III, Daughter
  • Amy, Christine, Rachel, Stephen, Jr., Jessica, Jonathan, Amber, Grandchildren
  • Heather, Jonathan, Joshua, Brittany, Clifton, III, Noah, Haven, William (Liam), Grandchildren
  • Isaac, Piper, Estelle, Ryan, Tyler, Tucker, Sawyer, Dominic, Leah, Aubrey, Greyson & Heidi, Great Grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Noah Lucas
  • Jonathan Lloyd
  • Dominic Rauhauser
  • Stephen Lloyd
  • Jonathan Amaya
  • Clifton Turpin, III
  • DONATIONS

  • Falcon Children's Home
  • World Missions Department of the North Carolina Confrence of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church

Services

  • Receiving Of Friends Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2020

Memories

Mr. William Enoch Hamilton

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Miguel Saucedo

January 31, 2020

Papa Enoch, you were a blessing in my life. I was able to find much peace and wisdom in the many conversation we shared. I was truly blessed to have a godly man other then my father in my life. Papa Enoch, I will not say good bye, but rather say until we see each other again. I am looking foward to many more talks together. Love you as only a son can.

Sarah Cooper Willuams

January 31, 2020

Mr. Hamilton was a kind, genuine example of Jesus. He came to visit my mother who is the oldest member of Culbreth PH church. He prayed for her , visited her and included her in small group afternoon trips to Salemburg. I know he is celebrating with Jesus and Mrs. Hamilton and all of his loved ones who have gone to heaven.

Mary jane Jones_mcnamara

January 31, 2020

The service was wonderful. I guess it was so emotion for me as I knew all of you children and your mom and dad were so special to me. I loved them both and have such wonderful memories with them . They were so kind to us when we moved to Falcon the love shown to us was wonderful. I'm praying for each of you children that your memories will help you . Death is one thing that can not take memories away. May the Lord carry you through in the days to come. Love you all. Mary jane

Rochelle Barnes

January 29, 2020

Mr.and Mrs. Hamilton welcomed me like family, when I worked for Falcon Children"s Home.
They were true friends.I am very grateful that I had the honor of knowing them both. they became family to me and my family. we went on trips with them and always had a grand time. i know you all will miss them so much as well as we will. We are so sorry for your loss.We love you all........

Judith Williams

January 29, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Asia. We enjoyed spending time with Mr. Hamilton when living in the Mission Home in Falcon. A kindhearted man with a precious family. You have an amazing legacy. Love and thoughts to each of you as you walk through these days of grief. Danny and Judith Williams

Tom Rupp

January 28, 2020

Bro Hamilton was another of the "fathers" I had at the PH church in Baltimore. I will always remember that he included me in a 3-week automobile trip to Oklahoma City for General Conference in 1977 when I was 17. A calm, quiet, Christlike man...

Mary Belle Johnson

January 28, 2020

Mr. Enoch spoke loudly with his impressive silence and endearing smiles. The impact he made on his life's journey cannot be measured in miles but rather in love, inegrity and a Godly lifestyle. From the moutains of Kentucky to the portals of Glory his footprints are visible for all to follow - what a legacy, what an admired, repected and loved gentleman Mr. Enoch Hamilton. Lovingy and prayerfully I care for each of the Hamilton Family members.

Daniel Fluke

January 28, 2020

A great man of God. I remember him from PH church in MD. He love God and lived for the master of his life. Now he is at home in heaven.

Joyce Mashtare

January 28, 2020

I do not have a memory to share of Mr. Hamilton, but I do know his sweet daughter, Karen. She has the voice of an angel, a caring spirit, and a love for God that is steady and strong. Mr. Hamilton must have been a wonderful man to raise such a daughter. My love and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

Joyce Mashtare

Andy Polder

January 28, 2020

What a truly remarkable man, humble, always ready to smile and be there for you...Man of God, a joy to be around. Raised some fantastic children! Enjoy our graduation Encoh, God bless the familY

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