OBITUARY

Nora Kirlew Hampden

March 13, 1947April 11, 2014
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Nora (Cherry)Delores Kirlew Hampden, passed away Friday evening, April 11, 2014 at home in Greensboro, NC. Viewing will be at 12:30 PM, prior to the funeral service which will be held at 1:30 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Greensboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1320 Fleming Road. Nora was born on March 13, 1947 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She was a graduate of Harrison Memorial High School, Montego Bay. She migrated to the United States in 1967, and lived in Queens Village, New York, where she attended NY City Community College and earned an associate’s degree in Secretarial Science. In 1997, Nora moved to Greensboro, North Carolina where she worked for Kindred Hospital as a Medical Staff Coordinator. In 2010, Nora was diagnosed with Peritoneal Cancer. As a part of her journey she authored two books to help others who are battling cancer: Side-Swiped: My Journey with Peritoneal Cancer; When the Unexpected Happens, and Shifting Gears: Encountering Roadblocks. Nora was a loyal member of the Greensboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She was very active with the young people, and was the director for the youth choir. She will be greatly missed by her church family and friends. Nora was preceded in death by her parents James and Sarah Walker Kirlew. She is survived by her two sons, Winston DaCosta of Queens, NY and Jason Hampden of Greensboro, NC; two sisters, Jean Harvey of Brooklyn, NY and Christine Thompson of Hamden, CT; two grandchildren, Diana and Jaylen; and a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made in Nora’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Dr., Greensboro, NC 27404

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, April 18, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Joy Campbell

April 20, 2014

Was so sorry to hear of Nora's declining health and eventual passing. My thoughts and prayer are with the family at this most trying time. Remember her beautiful smile.

Diana DaCosta

April 20, 2014

My beautiful grandmother I never got a chance to meet youbut I feel your love and spirit love your granddaughter diana

Diana DaCosta

April 20, 2014

My beautiful grandmother I never got a chance to meet youbut I feel your love and spirit love your granddaughter diana

Miranda Sandor

April 19, 2014

My family has lost a dear friend, auntie to our daughter Gabby and my sister/friend. She was an inspiration to every life she touched. I will truly miss her advise, talks, jokes and overall her love. I was truly blessed by having her in my life. I will miss her so much and a place in my heart will be forever kept for her. Love you Sis! Miranda Sandor & Family

Caroline Pemberton

April 18, 2014

I miss you so much "mommy Nora." My life was better to have known you and now there is a feeling of emptiness to have lost you. You were my mentor,my surrogate mom and most importantly, my friend. You meant so much to me. I can not wait until we meet again, when I can hear that infectious laughter of yours and see that sparkle in your eyes one more...I love you mommy Nora. RIP

Vee Goulbourne

April 17, 2014

Nora Delores I will miss you with all my heart. We did not see each other often, but we always found a way to stay in touch. Will miss your friendship. My heart goes out to Winston and Jason and all her family members and other friends. Rest in peace.

April 17, 2014

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. May Nora's beautiful spirit and the loving memories that you have of her help you through this difficult time. My prayers are with you at this time.

Cornelia Montaque, Greensboro, NC

John Palmer

April 16, 2014

My sincerest condolences and sympathy to the family for your loss. Rest in Peace Nora.
John L. Palmer
Allstate Insurance Company

Shawnda Warren Coates

April 15, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Lorraine Outterbridge

April 15, 2014

Easter offers hope to those who grieve.