Laura McFadden Hamilton

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Laura McFadden Hamilton, 97 of Appomattox, died Monday, May 31, at Babcock Manor. She was the wife of the late William C. Hamilton.

Born in Appomattox County, Dec. 10, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Nannie Almond McFadden Carter and the late James Wyatt McFadden. She is also predeceased by her stepfather, Herman Carter; a sister, Florence Kittrell and four brothers, William McFadden, James “June” McFadden, Lloyd McFadden and Harold Carter.

She leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews whom she adored.

Laura’s servant heart was evident in all she did; she called it her “work”. She left her home church of Liberty Baptist to be a missionary in Clincho; where she and another missionary were part of a church startup, called Clincho Missionary Baptist. She spent many years in the mountains of Virginia serving her Lord and the people of that area.

After her work in Clincho was complete, she went to work with children at the Baptist Children’s Home. This is where she met her husband, Bill. She and Bill then moved to Keysville, where they made their home. They joined Ash Camp Baptist Church, where she served for many years as a Sunday school teacher.

Laura will be remembered as a giving, witty, kind lady who loved simply and gave of herself to all.

A graveside funeral service conducted by Pastor Ted Smith will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 4, at Liberty Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorials please consider, Ash Camp Baptist Church, 8687 Church Street, Keysville, VA 23947.

Robinson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. An online condolence may be sent by visiting