Monday, 20 March 2017 16:59

Mildred Lee Abernathy Hamill

Mildred Lee Abernathy Hamill, 90, of Roanoke Rapids passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Signature Healthcare.

Mrs. Hamill was born December 12, 1926 in Lee County to the late Paul Davis and Rosa Mae Nowell Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Benjamin Abernathy and John E. Hamill; her son Ronald Lee Abernathy, her brothers, Charlie Davis, Harvey Davis and Samuel Davis; her sister, Peggy Reed; special niece, Barbara Reed Newsome.

Mildred’s primary interest in life was her family. She treasured her children and their families. She enjoyed celebrating holidays and special occasions with them. Mildred’s beautiful smile and personality drew people young and mature to her. Her kind loving nature will be remembered by many people.

She is survived by her children, Joan Abernathy Todd, Elaine Abernathy Whitby (Joe), Nancy Abernathy Finch, Donald Ray Abernathy (Becky), Judy Abernathy Myrick (W.T.), Rose Marie Abernathy, Ricky Lee Abernathy (special friend Jonee Callahan) and Roger Dale Abernathy; her special niece, Donna Reed; her grandchildren, Jason Todd (special friend Amy Hargrave), Lesha Jordan (Gene), Crystal Whitby Bennett, Bryan Finch (Christy Blanton), Kimberly Olivier (Desmond), Michael Abernathy (Katherine), Donald Abernathy (Tracy), Amy Myrick, Jonathan Lucas, Lindsey Myrick, Benjamin Abernathy and Meagan Abernathy; her great-grandchildren, Ashton Jordan, Jessica Jordan, Bryson Finch and Isaiah Myrick, Camille Myrick, Violet Abernathy, Desmond Olivier, Sydney Olivier, Colden Todd, Cara Todd, Mason Hunter Jordan and Caden Abernathy; her great-great grandchild, Kingslee Dickens; two special nephews, Robert Newsome and Jake Newsome; her special caregivers, Jessica Fahey Balmer and Daphne Gibson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Victory Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremy Kobernat and Rev. Jerry Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service and other times at the home of her son Ricky Abernathy and the home of her daughter Judy Myrick.

Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com.

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