Betty L. Hammonds, of Hillman, age 85, made her address change on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Betty was born in Arkadelphia, AR, on September 26, 1934, daughter of the late Lloyd and Lillie Helton. She married the love of her life, Claude Hammonds, Jr., on May 3, 1950. They were happily married until her beloved husband passed away in April 1978. Junior and Betty, in their early years, worked in the cotton fields of Arkansas, before moving to Michigan. She was employed at St. Joseph Hospital in the housekeeping department for 28 years. After retiring, Betty moved to Gaylord to be near family and attend the church her son pastored. Betty was a faithful member of Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church, where she loved to sing in the choir and help make peanut brittle. She enjoyed knitting & crocheting, crossword puzzles, bingo, watching Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune, and spending time with her loved ones. Above all, she loved God, and dearly loved her family.
She is survived by her son, Allen (Virginia) Hammonds; daughters: Deborah (Stanley) Wilson, Teressa (Harvey) Proffitt, Patricia (Bill) Giertz, and Meri (Thomas) Tatum; grandchildren, Gregory (Alana) Hammonds, Jennifer (Todd) O’Rourke, Steven (Sherrie) Wilson, Aaron Wilson, Samuel (Melissa) Wilson, Crystal (Josh) Smith, Dustin Wood, Rebekah (Paul) Brown, Kandyce Davidson, William (Cayla) Rudd, Rachel (Jeff) Hall, Anndra Rudd, Wesley (Katelyn) Rudd; several great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins; siblings, Gerald (Helen) Helton, Clarence (Evelene) Helton, Gregory (Rosa) Helton, and Joyce Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Hammonds, Jr.; brothers, Alvin W. Helton, Delmar L. Helton, and James E. Helton; sisters, Billie K. Whaley and Nancy E. Hammonds.
Memorial service will be Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Gaylord.
Burial will be in Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, Grand Blanc, Michigan Monday, July 13, 2020, at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church, P.O. Box 401 Gaylord, MI 49734.