Rev D. Jack Hamilton

July 2, 1932April 30, 2021
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The Rev. Donald Jackson Hamilton went to his glorious home on Friday, April, 30, 2021. Jack was born on July 2, 1932 in Athens, Georgia to Daddy Bill and Mom Em Hamilton. He was a Disciples of Christ pastor for his entire career. He pastored Madison Heights Christian Church for 32 years and later served Fairview Christian and Euclid Christian Churches. Jack touched the lives of many and his ministry spanned the community. Jack loved everybody and they loved him. He seldom, if ever, said no when asked to minister.

Earlier in his career, Jack served a number of churches including, Mt. Olive Christian Church in Mt. Olive, NC, Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Wrightsville Christian Church in Wrightsville, GA, Belvedere Christian Church in Belvedere, SC and Pembroke Christian Church in Pembroke, VA. He was also active with camps and conferences in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. He was also active in the community, He was instrumental in helping found the “Helping Hands Ministry”, he spent many hours with Meals on Wheels, Mended Hearts and MADD, the Social Services Board and the Library Board.

In Addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Anita Hamilton and his son, William Martin “Bill” Hamilton.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vivian M. Hamilton; his daughter, Sarah H. “Beth” Wright; daughter-in-law, Tracy Hamilton; three grandchildren, Andrew Blankenship, Faith Hamilton and Travis Hamilton (Jennifer); and two great grandchildren, Benjamin and Addie Hamilton.

He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Barbara Muns; brother-in-law, Andrew Muns; a host of nieces and nephews, Mark (Linda) Hamilton, Garry (Mary) Hamilton, George (Sherry) Hamilton, Paul Hamilton, Jim (Karen) Hamilton, Marty (Laura) Muns, Mickey (Pam) Muns, Perry Muns and Mitchell (Pam) Muns, Steve (Terry Lynn) Crowley, Clark (Pam) Robertson, Camaron (Sarah) Corr, Rebecca (Kent) Kruger, Brad (Jennifer) Kimberly and Erik (Ashley) Jones.

The family would like to say “Thanks” to the Bentley Commons family and all his girlfriends for taking such marvelous care of him during his illness.

Jack will be missed forever but we know he will live forever in our hearts and soul. In almost every funeral Jack conducted, he closed with “Well done my good and faithful servant” and so do we. Thank you God for giving him to us.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Madison Heights Christian Church or a charity of your choice.


  • Vivian M. Hamilton, Wife of 64 years
  • Kathryn Anita Hamilton, Daughter (deceased)
  • William Martin "Bill" Hamilton, Son (deceased)
  • Sarah Hamilton "Beth" Wright, Daughter
  • Andrew Blankenship, Grandson
  • Faith Hamilton, Granddaughter
  • Travis Hamilton (Jennifer), Grandson
  • Benjamin & Addie Hamilton, Great Grandchildren

  • Madison Heights Christian Church


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


Rev D. Jack Hamilton

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Lynchburg Alumni Association

May 10, 2021

The Lynchburg Alumni Association expresses our sincere condolences to the family.

Dorothy (Dot) U. Morcom

May 8, 2021

Rev. Jack was a great pastor and a great community leader. He will be sorely missed by many. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to Vivian and family. Love you all!
Dot U. Morcom

Pamela Robertson

May 8, 2021

I have so many memories of Uncle Jack. Our families are strong. We have been so blessed to have such wonderful parents, that gave us so many memories and kept family connections throughout our whole life❤ He always showed Gods Love and shared it with everyone he met. I will never forget his smile and how he always greeted me. With arms wide open and that great smile he would say"hey sweetie, I love you" He has earned his right of passage to the most high. Uncle Jack enjoy your reunion with the family. Aunt Vivian, Beth, and Drew, I love you so much. Wish I could have been there to give you big hugs. Sending prayers for you all.

Terri Barron

May 8, 2021

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your tragic loss of this family member, co-worker, neighbor, and friend. I have faith that your wonderful. memories of Jack will sustain you during this time of grief.
Love and prayers,

Krissie Raines

May 6, 2021

My prayers to his family. You were definitely a servent of GOD! Well done, now rest with the LORD!

Darlene Tyree-Allgood

May 6, 2021

I am very sorry for y'all loss. When I was volunteering at the hospital he always made time to stop by and chat. He would always make time to check on Donnie the many times he was in the hospital and was truly a blessing to us when my daddy was diagnosed with cancer in 1997. He was an amazing, wonderful, sweet, supportive friend/man. Many prayers each of you!

Debbie and Claudr Dix

May 5, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. You’re in our prayers
Debbie and Claude Dix

Chad Dawson

May 5, 2021

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Thank you for being an important piece of our lives.

Chris Howell

May 5, 2021

I first met Rev. Jack when I was a kid going to church at the nearby Madison Heights United Methodist and our churches had an activity together. He seemed like a big kid - always laughing and playing right along with us. When...much later in life...I got to see he and Mrs. Hamilton at Dudley's on a regular basis, he still had the same big laugh and impish smile. When I told him I was doing some lay preaching he was so encouraging. I know that his family and close friends are aching with the loss and I pray for your comfort. I'm so glad that he was a part of my life and thank God for the gift.

Margaret Tyree Harding

May 5, 2021

Rev Hamilton was a true servant of God. He was always ministering in Madison Heights. May God give you peace and comfort and strength as you go through these days. With sympathy and prayers.
Margaret Tyree Harding


Vivian & Jack
August 18, 1956