Lois Hamilton - June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016

Lois Hamilton, 81, the wife of the late Rev. John G. Hamilton, died June 25, 2016, in Elkridge. There was no memorial service.

Lois Morrow was born Dec. 21, 1934. She and John Hamilton married in 1954 while he was in the Navy constructing the Alaska Pipeline. They had two children.

She supported him throughout his ministry, which included his seminary days at Wesley Theological Seminary in the mid-1960s, and his subsequent appointments. From 1967-1969, while a student, he served Central UMC in Cumberland. They then spent eight years at First UMC in Brunswick. He was next appointed to Bethany UMC in Ellicott City from 1976-1982. He served College Park UMC from 1982 to 1991, then had his last appointment to Liberty Grove UMC, and retired in 1994. He died from Parkinson’s disease in 2010.

Lois Hamilton was a longtime secretary to the Superintendent of Schools in Montgomery County.

A member of College Park UMC, upon her death, wrote: “Lois was a full partner with Reverend John in leading our church. They returned to our church when they retired as they felt close to all here.  We have missed both of them.”

Survivors include daughter Kathi Hamilton of Elkridge, son David Hamilton of Reisterstown and three grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to Kathi Hamilton, 5925 Abrianna Way, #J, Elkridge, MD 21075-7073.