Odeen Hamilton Hitt, 89, passed away at Baptist Nursing Home in Calhoun City on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Born August 10, 1930, in Sunflower County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Green Lyles and the late Jenny Vaughn Lyles. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, and was retired after many years with Kellwood as a seamstress. She married Harold Hamilton on July 7, 1946, and together they raised four children. She loved being outside enjoying God’s beautiful creation. She cherished the simple pleasures of listening to the birds chirping, and especially loved watching her hummingbirds. But most precious to her were her dogs, Snoopy and Princess. Above all, her faith and family meant the most to her. She was blessed with a large family, and she loved them all very much. She lived her life devoted to Jesus, and wanted her family to walk with Him as well. Her family is saddened by her passing, but they find peace and comfort in knowing she is now rejoicing in her Heavenly Home.
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Pryor Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hamilton family.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 2:00pm at New Providence Baptist Church in Derma. There will also be a visitation on Friday from 12:00pm until service time at the church. Bro. John Stewart will be officiating. Interment will follow at New Providence Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leslie Harrelson, Levi Harrelson, Wesley Mooney, Michael Kendall, Jason Lucius, Chip Moore, Austin Harrison, and Darren Harrison.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Kevin Harrison, Jake Hamilton, Brayden Sprayberry, Garrett Lucius, Gage Lucius, Chipper Drake Moore, Jack Moore, Will Harrison, Logan Butler, Forrest Kendall, Kyle Kendall, Kane Kendall, Landon Love, Kaleb Ware, and Tatum Ware.
She leaves behind her daughters, Lanelle Harrison and her husband Carl of Grenada, and Jan Lucius and her husband Mark of Calhoun City; son, Wade Hamilton and his wife Regina of Calhoun City; daughter-in-law, Janice Hamilton of Vardaman; grandchildren, Darren (Kerri) Harrison, Kevin (Renae) Harrison, Holly Harrison, Tracey (Leslie) Harrelson, Jason (Misty) Lucius, Kim (Michael) Kendall, Aimee Hamilton, Mandy (Chip) Moore, and Jake (Brandie) Hamilton; she was also blessed with 15 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Hamilton; 12 brothers and sisters; and son, Jimmy Rex Hamilton.
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