Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home

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Dorathea "Dodie" Hamilton

May 10, 1928March 16, 2020

Dorathea (Dodie) Swanson Hamilton (1928-2020) left this life and went to Heaven to be with our Lord and Savior on March 16th. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Russell Hamilton; son Russell Ralph Hamilton; father Ralph Swanson; and mother Flora Swanson. She will be missed by her daughters Karen Hamilton Crum (Jimmy) and Kathleen Hamilton Fett (Michael), son Daniel James Hamilton, grandchildren Kevin Crum, Lindsey Crum, Olivia Fett, Michelle Fett, great-grandchild Colin Crum, and her beloved Lola.

Dodie was born in Orlando, Florida and graduated from Titusville High School. She was a lifetime resident of Florida and worked for the City of Rockledge for over 33 years as Deputy City Clerk and City Clerk. The Dodie Hamilton Banquet and Meeting Room, located in the original City Hall Building, was dedicated in honor of her service.

A private family service will be held at Rockledge Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Interment will be at Florida Memorial Gardens following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW or Rockledge Presbyterian Church.


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Dorathea "Dodie" Hamilton

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Rick Harrell

March 22, 2020

I’m very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very classy wonderful person. I will remember her always. rick

Jennie Sims

March 17, 2020

I am saddened by your loss of Dodie. She was a wonderful woman and, with your father, raised individuals, like Kathy, who have been successful in life. I know those who worked with her for so many years in Rockledge have nothing but the greatest adoration and respect. Please know you are all in my prayers for peace and calm to surround you now and in the weeks and months to come. Godspeed to your mom.🙏❤️🌹