Mother Almeta Overstreet Hamilton, 91, of Folkston, Ga. passed away on Friday, September 5, at her home surrounded by her loving children. She was born on August 14, 1923 to the late, Asberry and Bertha Lee Jackson Overstreet in Scottsberry, Fl. (Calhoun County). She received her education in the local school system of Charlton County, (Folkston, Georgia). Almeta accepted the Lord as her personal saviour at an early age. She was a member of Jerusalem Holiness Church where she served as the President of the Deaconess Board, Church Secretary, the Usher Board, Sisters of Charity Outreach Ministry and as the Mother of the church. Almeta worked as a cook for many years at RichcliffRestaruant and at the nursing home in Folkston, Ga. She was a dedicated wife to her late husband of 67 years, Deacon Lucious Hamilton, Sr., a loving mother of their five children and grandmother. Almeta was the last surviving child of seven children. She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Dea. Lucious Hamilton, Sr.; her son, John Allen Hamilton and her siblings, Mary Green, Louise Hannans, Lovie O. Mason, Alean Jackson, Johnnie Overstreet and Willie Lee Overstreet.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving and devoted children, Kay Hamilton Biggins, Jacksonville, Fl., Berry L. Hamilton, Sr. (Martha),Lucious Hamilton, Jr., (Leila), Lester Hamilton (Patricia) and Larry Hamilton, (Patsy), all of Folkston, Ga.; eighteen (18) grandchildren; thirty nine (39) great grandchildren; six (6) great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be a wake/visitation on Friday, Sept. 12, at Jerusalem Holiness Church, 268 MLK Drive, Folkston, Ga. from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Jerusalem Holiness Church @ 1:00 p.m. Interment in Mt. Carmel Memorial Cemetery.
Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup, Ga.