Jennifer Nichole Hamilton

September 26, 1984September 12, 2018
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Jennifer Nichole Hamilton, 33, passed away on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born on September 26, 1984 in Belleville, the daughter of Sterling and Tiffany Hamilton. She was married on November 29, 2008 in Fairview Heights to Michael Wilkens. Jennifer spent her whole life battling cystic fibrosis and was the strongest person you had ever met. She enjoyed shopping, her dog Olie, and most of all babysitting her niece, Reilly. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Sterling Hamilton SR. and great grandfather James Moore. Surviving to cherish memories are her husband, Michael Wilkens, her parents: Sterling and Tiffany Hamilton, her sister, Alyssa Hamilton (Fiancé Jordan Johnson), grandparents: Carla and Ron Hamilton, Paula Hamilton, and Irene and Bob Matt, great-grandmother, Gladys Moore; aunts and uncles Lisa (Nick) Stevenson, Marlo Tucker, and Christina (Jeff) Kohlmeier, niece Reilly Johnson, and a number of dear cousins, relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a charitable contribution on Jennifer’s behalf may support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Additional condolences and memories may be shared online at Visitation: Family and friends may visit from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Monday, September 17, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, located at 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL 62208. Funeral Service: Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm, immediately following Visitation at Lake View Funeral Home. Cremation rites have been accorded and will follow services.


  • Visitation Monday, September 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 17, 2018

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Michael Odem

September 17, 2018

Jen and I were together years ago. I can say she is that one girl where I can say opposites attracts. She was quite spunky and rambunctious where I was for the most part laid-back yet I found myself to really "click" with her. Through the years we still kept in touch, there wasn't a time she would contact me that didn't enlighten me and put a smile on my face. She just had that glow that came out as she expressed herself whether it was in person or in a text message. She gave me many memories that will never be forgotten. I will miss you
My heart goes out to all her family with the deepest condolences.

Misty Blosser

September 16, 2018

Jennifer was a very courageous young woman.
For all she’s been through, I never heard her complain. Heaven gained an Angel.
Tiffany, Mickey, Alyssa, Reilly and all the rest of
Jen’s family I offer my condolences.
Rest In Peace Jen.
God Bless!

Heather Sabo

September 16, 2018

Jennifer was a fighter I remember we went to school together and I needed a kidney transplant and she needed lungs we where besties in high school she was a doll.... sorry for your loss... may God bless you!!


September 15, 2018

May the Peace of God that surpasses all thought be with family and friends in these difficult moments.
Philippians 4: 6-7

Ciara Schmittling

September 15, 2018

Jennifer and I met 27 years ago, and we immediately became best friends. She didn’t like too many other kids, but she seemed to love me, and I loved her and her family as if they were my own. We were inseparable through our childhood. We had the best times together, and also spent many days of our summers grounded. We knew how to have fun or find trouble. My childhood would not have been as special or memorable without her in it. Jennifer will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. I’ve made many friends in my lifetime, but there was never a bond like the one we had. My heart is shattered, and Jen has a piece of it with her. I know I am only feeling a fraction of what her family is feeling, and it’s painful. Mike, Mickey, Tiffany, Alyssa, Reilly, Grandparents, Aunts and cousins, I am beyond sorry for your loss.

Cindy Sebastian’s

September 15, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Jen at the lung transplant education as well as pulmonary rehab afterwards. Jen got her lungs just a couple of weeks before my son. I am so sorry for your loss Tiffany. No words to express how you may be feeling. May god give you strength now and forever.

Zack C

September 15, 2018

Jen u we’re always a great friend . Always will u be in my heart and on my mind. Hard no to tear up while typing this my condolences to the family we will miss u love...

Laura M

September 15, 2018

I recall us having Mr.. Stevie for math in 8th grade and when it came time for the 118 carnival. We rode the farris wheel and were lookindkwn on people. I made you laugh when I was joking about spitting on someone from the top. May you find peace and hope you family does too.

Pat Feist

September 14, 2018

I also worked with Jennifer's Mother and know how dearly Jennifer was loved and supported. Tiffany you took such good care of Jennifer and you and Mickey are great parents to both your girls. Jennifer will always be your little girl..your memories will be so precious in the coming days, weeks, months, ...years. My heart bleeds for Jennifer's family...may she now rest in peace in God's kingdom and may God grant her family his grace and peace to carry on.

Dale Duvall

September 14, 2018

I worked at the bank with Jennifer's mom for several years . while I was there I talked to Jennifer many times , from what I saw of her she was full of spirit , full of fire , spunk and zest and mostly full of life ! You could never tell she had any type of problem at all , never once did I hear her complain , she was a very courageous young lady !! I admired her greatly for that.