Eleanor C. Hamlin

October 11, 1948October 12, 2020
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Eleanor Childress Hamlin “Frankie” was born October 11, 1948 in Wink, Texas to Troy and Virginia Lorene Childress. She is the sister of Troylene Pace, Thelma Bryant, Claudia Benson, Virginia Horsely, and Leonard Childress.

She received her high school diploma From Wink High School and completed some courses at Odessa Junior College. She worked for the federal government for over 30 years, holding multiple job titles.

Eleanor joined Zion Rest Missionary Baptist Church, with her girls Stephanie Smith, Jamilia Hamlin, and Sharayne Brown in 1995 and has been an active member ever since. She also met and married Charles Thomas, Sr. at Zion Rest. She loved her church and loved to sing. She was a part of multiple choir ministries as well as other ministries throughout the church.

She will be remembered for her beautiful smile that could brighten the darkest day, giving spirit, her soothing voice, but most of all her love for God, those around her and elephants…trunk up of course.

Eleanor “Frankie” is amongst the Wings Only Crew, watching over her family and friends that she loved so dearly. Singing and smiling.



  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Interment

    Monday, October 19, 2020


Eleanor C. Hamlin

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John and Alison Smith

October 19, 2020

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you all. I will never forget her kindness. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the pain.
With love,
John and Alison Smith

Annette Gregory

October 18, 2020

To Stephanie, Nikki, Sharayne, and Mr. Charles, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you all. Eleanor was a sister to me. I will hold the many memories of her in my heart. She is definitely one of a kind! Fly high Ellie!! May God's love sustain you during this time.
Love you,
Annette Gregory

Abbie Deckard

October 18, 2020

She was a good friend of mine She really will be missed I AM PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY

Rose Sales

October 18, 2020

My sincere condolences to Stephanie, Nikki and Mr. Charles.
Eleanor and I met in Germany in 1981. She always had a cheerful spirit and had a smile and a laugh that would put you in the best of moods if you were having a not so good day. Although we hadn’t seen each other since Fort Campbell, we talked often. I will miss our conversations and cherish our memories.

I Love You My Beloved Friend! Rose Sales

Karl Cooks

October 18, 2020

Sending hugs, kisses and prayers to the family. I will forever keep Ms. Eleanor in my spirit. What a beautiful soul who had a smile on her face always. Never will forget "Smooches ".

Yvonne Quarrels

October 17, 2020

I always enjoyed singing in the alto section with Eleanor. What a beautiful voice she had! She always made me feel so special. Her laughter was infectious! Eleanor had a beautiful spirit and she had a strong praying faith! I look forward to meeting her again in the heavenly choir.

Agnes Habbit

October 17, 2020

To the family of Sister Eleanor Hamlin, You have my deepest and heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your loved one. She had such a beautiful smile that could lift up a bowed down head. In speaking with her I can say she was grounded in the words in the 23rd Psalms:
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." May God continue to comfort you during these moments of grief.

With Sympathy,
Agnes Habbit

Miles & Glory Iverson

October 17, 2020

NIKKI AND STEPHANIE, CHARLES, and family, You have our deepest condolences for the loss of a mother, wife, friend and so much more to so many. "A Christian woman", Miles and I had come to know and love. A person that truly loved God; spoke of Him all the time, even in her good and bad days. She really loved us and always showed it, will complements, smiles, and encouragements. She will forever be remembered in our hearts, we know that she is in a better place and home. "In the arms of Jesus". Our prayers for all of you is that God continue to bring you comfort and peace; our caring of love and support are here for you.
The Iversons

Larry and Carolyn Gilbert

October 16, 2020

Stephanie, Nicki, and Sharayne we love you and hurt with you! Eleanor was an amazing lady who was sincere in her love for you and transparent with her friends and family! She lived her life to reach this day when she could be with Jesus forever! She made it ! How can we not be happy for her?
We do not grieve as if there is no hope, for we know our hope is in the Lord that she served. We have such precious memories of her life as a sister-in-law, a close friend
and Christian who loved the Lord. Be comforted to know we never have to face anything on our own, for His love and peace comforts us and gives us the strength we need to keep moving,praying,praising, and serving our God, the God of Eleanor!!
We love you and support you in your sorrow. The Larry and Carolyn Gilbert family of Mckinney.

Troylene Pace

October 16, 2020

Loving You Forever 💜
Heartbroken 💔
Ms. Pace


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